Stewards’ Contact Details for more information
If you have any questions about any specific meet, you should contact the named stewards. However, as this is a public web-site, we do not publish their names or contact details here.
Camping and Caravanning Club members can find these details in the Club magazine or online in the “Out and About” section. The information is also included in the Folk Dance and Song Group Newsletter.
If you cannot find the details or you are not a Camping and Caravanning Club member, please contact the chairman or secretary for information (details on the Contacts page).
You must be a member of the Camping and Caravanning Club to attend these meets – but you do not need to be a member of the Folk Dance and Song Group
Fees Camping North Central Area fees are currently £10 per unit per night for two adults (to include camping, use of hall and dances) with reductions for single person units, unless otherwise stated. These charges do not apply to THSs.
CCY and children under 18 years of age, no charge.
Dancing: £3.00 per visitor.
Note: Meets start at 2 pm unless otherwise stated.
Details of meets will be posted here as they become available. For a full list of 2019 Meets, please refer to the 2019 Calendar.
Apr 17th – 22nd Challenger Academy, Hill Rise, KEMPSTON, Bedford MR. 153/021466
Folk Group Easter Meet. 5 nights.
Apr 22nd – 27th Village Hall, Bailey Brooks Lane, ROADE MR. 152/754521
Postcode NN7 2LS Follow-on Meet. 5 nights.
May 3rd – 7th War Memorial Hall, Green Lane, SEAGRAVE, Leics. MR 129/616177
Postcode LE12 7LU. Mayday Meet. 4 nights. Invite to Midlands. Due to the school using the carpark, this meet is a 4pm start. From Leicester take A46 north towards Newark. In about 8 miles turn left onto unclassified road signed Seagrave. Continue for 1.2 miles into Seagrave. Turn right by school and hall is shortly on left. Hall available all weekend for music, singing, craft, etc. Saturday evening dance. White Horse (local pub) Mini Folk Festival weekend open to everyone in the village.
May 24th – 28th Swythamley & Heaton Centre, THE ROACHES, MR. 118/979643
Peak District, Nr. Leek. Postcode SK11 0SL. 4 nights. From A523 travelling North, opposite reservoir Fork Right signposted Heaton. 1st right, 2 miles ignore junctions to Swythamley & Heaton Centre. Situated in beautiful countryside, this was once voted by NCFG as our favourite site. The centre is in the Dane Valley and there are plenty of lovely walks close by. Hall available throughout our stay for music, dance and chat. Music for ceilidhs. Bring and Share Supper on Saturday.
Jun 7th to 9th – Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Village Hall MR. 128/049121
Buds Road, Cannock Wood WS15 4NB. Be cautious about using SATNAV, approaches to the village from the east or west may include narrow lanes not ideal for caravans and larger motorhomes.
It is recommended to approach via Rugeley Road from Chasetown/Burntwood.
From East, use A5190 from Lichfield.
From West, use A5190 from Cannock.
From South / M6 Toll, use A5195 then A5190 towards Burntwood.\
From ALDI roundabout on A5190 in Burntwood, take exit signposted Gentleshaw and Cannock Wood. (Bridge Cross Road).
In about 200 yards at traffic lights, turn Right (signposted Gentleshaw and Cannock Wood) onto Rugeley Road.
After approx 2miles (dead straight!), at give way/cross roads, turn right (signposted Beaudesert).
In 200 yards at grassy triangle, turn R onto Buds Ln. Village hall on L in 200yds, access site via carpark.
On Saturday, there will be an afternoon cream tea after an optional short walk over Cannock Chase. Please bring a plate of sandwiches to share and we will provide the rest.
Hall adjacent to camping field will be used for dances on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Stewards: Janet and Paul; contact via webmaster
Jun 26th – 1st Jul Marton & Gate Burton Village Hall, Nr LINCOLN MR. 121/839817
Postcode ????. 5 nights. Folk Group AGM.
Jul 12th – 15th Showground Field, Hill Top Farm, ASHOVER MR. 119/351632
Derbyshire. Postcode S45 0BA. OS 130/A2. 3 nights. From M1 junction 29 take A6175 to Clay Cross turn right on to A61. In 1.1 miles at Old Tupton roundabout turn left on to unclassified road signed Littlemoor and Ashover. In about 3 miles, after passing through Littlemoor at T-junction turn right on to B6036. In 0.3 miles, * Look for signs at the old Nettles pub (Now a house), turn right on to unclassified road. Site on left in 0.75 miles, before Ashover village. N.B. It is not recommended to use the A632 Matlock-Chesterfield road. From Derby take A 38 North to Alfreton. Turn left on to A61 Chesterfield road for about 4 miles. At Stretton turn West on to B6036 towards Ashover. In 2.4 miles continue from * above. If towing a caravan, this latter route should not be used for the return journey, as the B6036/A61 junction is very steep and at an awkward angle. Very good walking area, close to the Peak National Park. Peak Practice was filmed in this area. Village baker (home-made cakes!). Ceilidhs in Village Hall, Saturday.