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location

The Watts Russell Arms
Hopedale
Alstonefield
DE6 2GD

Camping

There are lots of great local camping options within 10 minutes of the festival. There will be a shuttle bus available to take people back and forth to the main campsites. If you don’t have a car, these are the four sites that are the best options for you. Choose the site that suits you best and book directly with them – please let them know that you are going to Lost in the Hills when you make your booking!

Barracks Farm Camping and Caravanning Site

Bank House Farm Campsite

  • Prices vary depending on how many people are camping, but for example:

        £28 per medium tent, per night, inclusive of 2 people

        or £40 per medium tent, per night, inclusive of 4 people

  • Tents and campervans, and electric hook ups available

  • Underfloor heating in toilets, free showers, washing up facilities, fridges/freezers, free wifi, onsite shop

  • Contact to book here

​Hulme End Campsite

  • £8 per person, per night

        Children under 5 free

  • Tents

  • Toilets, washing up facilities, but no showers. Doesn’t take bookings in advance so call on the day to check availability.

  • Link to website here

Upper Hurst Farm Campsite 

  • £34 per tent, per night, inclusive of 2 people

       Extra adult £8 per person, per night

       Extra child £4 per person, per night

  • Tents and campervans, glamping options, and electric hook ups available

  • Great views, green ethos, underfloor heating in toilets, washing up facilities, accessible toilet, free wifi, play area, miniature ponies!

  • Contact to book here

Smithyfields Campsite

  • £25 per tent, per night, inclusive of 2 people 

       Extra adult £10 per person, per night

  • Tents, campervans, glamping options and electric hook ups available

  • Closest campsite to festival site (20 mins walk away), good shower and toilet facilities

  • Contact to book here

If you do have a car, any of the above options are good ones. There will be various parking spots within walking distance of the festival. But here’s a few other local camping/accommodation options not on the shuttle bus route that we recommend checking out if you have your own transport…

Trail View Campsite

  • £15 per tent, per night, inclusive of 2 people

       Extra adults £5 per person, per  night

        Extra child £3 per person, per night

  • Tents and campervans, and electric hook ups available

  • Great views, great toilet and shower facilities, washing up facilities, fire pits available to hire. 

  • 10 mins drive away

  • Contact to book here

YHA Hartington Hall Hostel

  • Prices vary depending on rooms and sharing. Good value glamping options. 

  • Dorms, private rooms, land pods and bell tents

  • Budget non-camping option, cool building, self-catering facilities, toilets, showers, lounge area, bar/restaurant/cafe on site

  • 10 mins drive away

  • Contact to book here

And if you need more options, here’s a few more to consider!

Newton House Hotel/Lodge/Apartments

 

  • various non-camping options for different budgets, 7 mins drive away

  • Contact to book here

Knotlow Farm

 

  • Camping, glamping (with hot tubs), shop, lots of good facilities, pizza, Australian sheep! 20 mins drive away

  • Contact to book here

Manifold Valley Campsite  

 

  • budget camping/campervan option, basic facilities, nice location, 10 mins drive away

  • Contact to book here

travel

Public transport

 

The Watts Russell Arms is in a beautiful, isolated location (you really will be lost in the hills). We have organised some public transport options for you (see below).

 

Travelling from the South, East, Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield or Birmingham:

ASHBOURNE 

Moorlands Connect bus is an advance-booking-only service that can take you from Ashbourne or Buxton. There are limited spaces and you MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE here (minimum 48 hours). You can book up to one month ahead.

 

 

MATLOCK BATH & WIRKSWORTH

Derbyshire Connect - this is a booking only service. YOU MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE (minimum 48 hours). You can book up to one month ahead. Please ring 01335300670 to book a journey. This service will take you to Alstonefield, a 10 minute walk from the Watts Russell Arms, the Lost in the Hills festival site.

Travelling from the North, Manchester or Liverpool

 

BUXTON

Moorlands Connect bus is an advance-booking-only service that can take you from Buxton. There are limited spaces and you MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE here (minimum 48 hours). You can book up to one month ahead.

Travelling from the West, Stoke or Staffordshire

 

LEEK

Moorlands Connect bus is an advance-booking-only service that can take you from Buxton. There are limited spaces and you MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE here (minimum 48 hours). You can book up to one month ahead.

Car Sharing

We would encourage you to car share where possible. If you’re driving to the festival, please try and fill your car. If you get a lift please chip in for fuel and running costs! Check out our Facebook group to link up with car-sharing.

Cycling

If you cycle to the festival we'll give you two drinks vouchers or a meal voucher. Just email us at creativepeaksart@gmail.com to let us know and then share a photo, video or some words about your journey on social media (and tag us in the post).

Alternatively why not join in with this amazing offer from 

parking

Please don't park on the verges!

Parking for the festival can be found at:

MILLDALE CAR PARK

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festival information

ROAD CLOSURE
The road between Milldale and the Watts Russell Arms (it doesn’t have a name) will be closed for the festival. To get to the festival or the campsite you MUST approach via Alstonefield or Ilam. Do not drive via Milldale.

DOGS
Dogs are welcome at the festival as long as they’re well behaved.

 

NO SHOPS
Please be aware that there are no shops in the vicinity, so make sure you have everything you need for the time you’re here.

NO WI-FI or PHONE SIGNAL

There is no Wi-Fi on site (and very limited phone signal). It will be a digital detox -a chance to clear your head and get away from the stresses of modern life. If you need to make an important call or text you can usually get a signal if you walk up one of the surrounding hills! In an emergency contact our festival staff.

other accomodation

Alternative campsites:

Barrack’s Farm:

Distance - 3.7 miles

Showers, toilets & running water
Call to book: 0129884261
Camping Prices: £5 (adult) - £3 (5-14) - £2 (under 5)

Hulme End:

Distance - 3.5 miles

www.hulme-end-campsite.co.ukCamping Prices: £8 a night (free for a child under 5)
 

Smithyfields

Distance - 0.8 miles

www.smithyfieldscamping.com

Toilets & hot showers, camping with & without electricity

Shepherds huts

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