General Information

Camp site

CAMPING

Camping and reception is on the Grove Parish Council playing fields next to Grove Rugby Club who kindly allow us use of their facilities. There is space for tents, caravans and campers. If the weather is wet cars should be left on the car park next to the campsite to minimise any damage to the grass. Fires are not permitted and barbeques are only allowed if they are raised off the ground. Dogs are welcome but they must be kept under control at all times and all mess must be collected and placed in the bins provided. The campsite will be open from noon Friday until 5.30pm Sunday.

FOOD

Food

BREAKFAST

Grove Rugby Club will serving a full cooked breakfast on Saturday & Sunday morning.

OTHER FOOD

The Bay Tree serves food, an Indian restaurant, a chinese takeaway, two chip shops and a pizza takeaway. There is a co-op, grocers, tesco express and a daytime coffee-shop.

TEA TIME

On Saturday in the Scout Hut, we will welcome people who want to eat together. Bring your own takeaway, or cooked food, accompanied by tunes and songs. Drinks will be available from the Rugby Club.


ACCOMMODATION

We are not well blessed with B&B options in Grove itself - but there are a few to choose from in Wantage. Wantage is about 1-2 miles walk, or an easy bus ride (buses are frequent) or about £6 taxi ride. We can recommend Regis Guest House, Alfred’s Lodge and The Bear Hotel from our own experience. If you need more help please contact us and we’ll see what we can do!

The Volunteer in Grove now offers accommodation or La Fontana in East Hanney.

WHITE HORSE CEILIDHS

Sadly, there will not be a White Horse Ceilidh at the festival this year.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

THE RIDGEWAY

Britains oldest road, used for at least 6000 years.

UFFINGTON WHITE HORSE

Britain's oldest and most famous hill figure, which has recently been dated at 3000 years old. It is unusual that the horse faces to the right while all other horses and other animal hill figures face left.

WANTAGE

Birthplace of legendary King Alfred the Great (849AD) whose statue graces the market place.

WAYLAND SMITHY

Wayland Smithy long barrow is one of the most impressive and atmospheric Neolithic burial chambers in Britain.