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The Watts Russell Arms





Parking for the festival is at the address below. Please don't park on the verges.


Grove Farm


Parking prices:
Day visitors: £5 (CASH ONLY)
Campers: free (included in camping fee)

It’s a 12 minute walk (see map) from the car park / campsite to the festival. Please park your car first, then walk to the festival to get your wristbands. There is a drop-off point at the festival site, the Watts Russell Arms for those who can’t manage the walk.

Please bring a torch as there is no street lighting between the car park / campsite and the festival site.

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 should approach via Alstonefield or Ilam. Don’t drive via Milldale as you won’t be able to get through

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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).


ASHBOURNE (coming from Derby, Nottingham or Birmingham)

BUXTON (coming from Manchester)

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): 



Buxton Railway Station > Watts Russell Arms 

Sat 8th July

Depart 9:40 am  > Arrive 10:10 pm

Depart 13:10 am > Arrive 13:30 pm


Watts Russell Arms >  Buxton Railway Station

Mon 10th July

Depart 9:10 am > Arrive 9:30 am

Depart 13:50 > Arrive 14:25


Ashbourne > Watts Russell Arms

Sat 8th July

Depart 12:20 pm 

Arrive 12:40 pm


Depart 15:15 pm

Arrive 15:35 pm


Watts Russell Arms > Ashbourne

Mon 10th July

Depart 10:55 am 

Arrive 11:15 am



Derbyshire Connect - this is a booking only service. YOU MUST BOOK IN ADVANCE (minimum 48 hours). 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.

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.


If you cycle to the festival we'll give you two drinks vouchers or a meal voucher. Just email us at 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).


Grove Farm





Weekend Adult (Fri/Sat/Sun): £20

Weekend Child (under 16): £10

One Night Adult: £10

One Night Child (under 16): £5

Site opens: 11am Friday 7th July

Site closes: 11am Monday 10th July

There are camping and campervan plots a short walk from the festival site in a beautiful location overlooking Hopedale valley and the 12th Century St Peter's Church in Alstonefield. You can also explore the countryside from here, a short walk from Milldale, the River Dove and Lover's Leap Cave

Hot breakfast baps served on Saturday & Sunday morning

Please bring a torch as there is no lighting between the campsite and festival site


Checking In

Please wait at the entrance when you arrive at the farm and someone will come out to welcome you and direct you to the camping field.


If you have any questions about camping please contact: 



Important information

  • Grove Farm is a working farm, please keep to the designated areas. There are basic facilities including running water, toilets and a hot shower. 

  • Make sure you bring supplies with you. The nearest shop is in Ashbourne which is a 20-minute drive. 

  • Dogs are welcome as long as they’re well behaved and cleaned up after. 

  • Campervans under 6m are welcome but caravans and larger campervans are not permitted due to access restrictions.

  • Parking is available in the campsite (by your tent) and is included in the camping price.

  • Bring TORCHES (and spare batteries) as there is NO STREET LIGHTING between the campsite and the festival site. You’re in the Peak District National Park!

  • No fires or barbecues.

  • Please use the bins provided. 



Grove Farm will have hot breakfast cobs available to buy on Saturday and Sunday morning. Please bring cash with you as there are no card payment facilities on site.


Opening Times

The campsite will be open from Friday 7th July at 11am

Please leave the site by 11am on Monday 10th July

Latest check-in 9pm

A 'Weekend Camping' pass is valid from Friday to Monday morning.

'Festival Super-Earlybird + Camping' or 'Camping Only' Passes (which were available before the 2nd June) are valid for the full weekend.

important 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 should approach via Alstonefield or Ilam. Don’t go to Milldale as you won’t be able to get through.

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

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