Friday 22nd May 2020
Chippenham Folk Festival
We are camping at Kilima Farm, which is in a quiet location 2 miles from the historic village of Lacock, and convenient for Chippenham and the Folk Festival.
The site opens at 2pm on Friday and runs through the May bank holiday weekend, closing on Tuesday. The stewards for this meet can be contacted by the Wessex mobile phone on 07939 592 200.
Our own ceilidh will be held on Saturday evening, starting at 19:30 in the Lansdowne Hall, which is just over 3 miles away.
This is an informal folk dance evening, interspersed with song, poetry or music. You can bring your own refreshments, although tea and coffee is provided in the interval.
Chippenham Folk Festival
Chippenham Folk Festival is now in its 49th successful year. Although it has seen many changes since its beginnings in Lacock many years ago, it still retains its ‘village’ atmosphere, providing three and a half days packed with song, dance, workshops and dance displays.
Over 200 events and workshops take place within the town centre, turning the whole town into a giant party.
The main ceilidh and concert events take place in the beautiful park alongside the river, while practically every pub and venue in the town is used for a vast range of sessions, workshops and smaller concerts and dances. There is also a full program of childrens events, a large craft marquee, catering facilities and an open air arena in the park.
The High Street and historic Market Square are both pedestrianised, and are used throughout the weekend for busking, street theatre and processions. A street fair also takes place on Monday.
Our site is just over 5 miles from Chippenham.
In the area
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village. National Trust
Spectacular display of azaleas, magnolias and rhododendrons
Naish Hill, Lacock, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2QH
OS Ref: 173/939692
- From the South
- At Sandy Lane (5 miles South of Chippenham) turn left opposite the George Inn (signs Lacock).
- Take the first right turn (opposite the lodge gates – do not go into Lacock). This road is quite narrow!
- At the T junction turn left and continue for 1 mile. The site is on right through a gate.
- From the North
- 4½ miles south of Chippenham turn right onto a minor road(signs Naish Hill).
- Continue for 1½ mile. The site is on the right through a gate.
Lacock Village has a couple of local shops.
Chippenham is 5 miles from the site, with all the usual major shops and supermarkets.
The George Inn at Sandy Lane is a couple of miles away. There are also several pubs in and around Lacock, but they tend to be more expensive.
Head towards Chippenham or Devizes for a wider choice of places to eat.
There are regular buses on Friday and Saturday from Lacock Village (2 miles) into Chippenham.
No public transport is available on Sunday or Monday.