Lammas 2016 – first look

Here, ladies and gentlemen and gender fluid folks, is the first look at the Lammas Camp stuff for 2016:  it’s a little later than planned due to time-travelling back into Viking York for a week (10th C.  e-mail just doesn’t exist…) but here goes 🙂  Please find below all the rules in full, without our usual cut for longer articles.  This is so that you don’t miss anything important.  There’s a PDF at the bottom of the page with details of how to get your tickets – booking has already opened, so you can apply now!

Everything You Need to Know About ChesterfieldPagans Lammas Camp Plus The Ticket Order Form

Please read these terms and conditions before applying for tickets. The ticket application form is on the below PDF. Once you have read these pages, please indicate on your ticket application form that you agree to abide by these rules/conditions. Failure to do so will result in your ticket request being denied.

Tickets are limited. We reserve the right to refuse ticket applications without giving a reason. Tickets will be sent out by mail once payment is made and cleared. These tickets must be printed and presented to the Marshalls at camp where they will be exchanged for wristbands. No ticket = no entry!


Please do not arrive before 2.00pm without prior consent.

On arrival please report to the Marshalls at the entrance to the first field. The Welcome tent will be at the entrance to the camping field. Also, there is a steep hill to climb in your vehicle to get into the camping field, which can be difficult in wet weather. Please follow the instructions the Marshalls will give you about this hill and where you must camp/park. Marshalls will also be in the main events/camping field and you must follow their instructions should they give you any. We will try our best to help you if necessary!

There are no set pitches. We cannot save any spaces for anyone and NEITHER CAN YOU! The pitching is on a first come, first choice basis. If you want to camp next to your family/friends, we suggest you arrive together. Also, be aware that some workshops may be noisy. Therefore, if you want a quieter pitch, you may want to consider pitching further away from the marquees and workshop areas. We also ask that your consideration is given concerning noise when quieter workshops are in progress (i.e. those that include meditations).

There are two standpipes which supply cold water only. Please use these responsibly and be aware that the area around the taps may get very muddy!

The toilets are eco long-drop toilets, but we do supply two toilets on ground level for children and disabled people only! There are also two eco toilets at the bottom of the first field. We also provide gents with urinal area. There is no hand washing facilities, other than the cold water supply. You are responsible for your own hygiene standards.
If you are using camping toilets, you must use biodegradable toilet fluid only and empty these in the long drop toilets. Do not empty them in the hedgerows! Female Urine upsets the Ewes and this is a nasty thing to do.
Please leave all toilet areas in a clean condition, as you would wish to find them. If you ‘miss aim’ please wipe the seats!
We supply toilet paper for your use, but it would be good, and save us a lot of expense, if you bought your own.

There are NO showers or hot water! You are responsible for your own hygiene needs.

cars/vans must park in the first field unless you have a Disability Blue Parking Badge and you have told Cherill about this. We shall require proof of the badge holder’s identity on the site.
You will be allowed to drive onto the main field to unload etc but then you will need to go and park in the other field.
Small motor homes will be allowed on the camping field, but larger ones will be asked to park in the first field.
Caravans can park in the main field but your vehicles must go into the first field.
This change is due to the cramped conditions of 2014 and the increase in larger vehicles/caravans.
Non – compliance with the parking rules will result in you being asked to leave the site.
Vehicles are parked at owners own risk. The organisers take no responsibility for any vehicle. We suggest that you lock any valuables in your vehicle. The organisers cannot be held responsible for missing items.

Please be aware that there is a very steep cliff on the field above camp, so do not allow your children to wander unaccompanied in this area.


Please do not allow children of any age to play on the Hay Bales or in any part of the farm yard, by express wishes of the farmer.
Some workshops may not be suitable for small children. This is entirely at the parents discretion but they may be asked to leave if the child disrupts a meditation. Please be aware of this.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control at all times. There are children and livestock around (and adults!).
All dog mess must be cleaned up and put in the long drop toilets. You must use Eco bags for this purpose!  Eco bags will be available if required at the Welcome Tent.
Please be aware of the safety issue with dogs on tethers or long leads. People do not always look for ropes etc when walking round.
Please do NOT approach dogs without the owners’ permission.
If ANY dog is found off a lead, or if any owner is found not to be cleaning up their dogs mess, they will be asked to leave the site immediately, or to take the dog/dogs and place them in nearby kennels. This is your choice.

You are welcome to put a small stall in the Goblin Market on Sunday Morning FOR FREE! However, due to the increase in insurance costs, we ask that you have your own Personal Liability Insurance. If you have your own insurance, you may put up a stall for free.  We will need to see proof of this before you set up a stall. If you genuinely can’t afford this insurance, we will ask you to sign and display a disclaimer making you solely responsible for your stall and items you are selling, plus you will need to pay £10 for your stall. Please note that you are responsible for your own stall and goods displayed on them. The organisers will not accept any responsibility or liability concerning any aspect of your stall. You will also need to bring your own table, chairs etc.

There are a few fire-pits available to loan, but you can bring your own. However, they must be kept off the grass! You MUST bring YOUR OWN wood to burn or logs can be purchased from Bob the farmer! We do not supply you with logs! Anyone caught stealing logs intended for the central camp fire and paid for by us, will be asked to pay a fine of £10 or asked to leave, at our discretion.

ANY aggressive or violent behaviour will be dealt with by INSTANT EVICTION.

We have qualified First Aiders on camp should you need them. Please go to the Welcome Tent if you require help. The Welcome tent is also the place to go to with any enquiries or complaints.
We also have Health and Safety Officers should you require advice.

Camp closes at 2.00pm. Please leave by then and take your rubbish with you!

So in Short:-

Please be kind to one another!
Keep your area pretty.
Respect the environment.
Look after your kids, pets, cars and stalls etc.


 Looking forward to seeing you all,

 The Lammas Camp Organisers & Crew.

Lammas 2016 camp rules and ticket application


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