2020 Camping Programme

2020 CAMPING MEETS  (Update Mar 2020 – please check this website before setting off for a meet for the current position)

Thursday 12th March – Sunday 15th March   (3 nights)

Hatfield Woodhouse Village Hall,  Watertown Close, Hatfield Woodhouse  DN7 6NF   AGM Meet (Sat at 2.30pm)  

111/677088 From M18 junc 5 take M180 towards Scunthorpe/Grimsby/Airport.  From M180, junc 1, take the A614/A18 exit to Bawtry.  At roundabout take 4th exit onto Tudworth Road/A18.  At Green Tree pub (on right) turn Left onto A614.  In 1 mile turn slight right onto Main Street and in 0.1 mile turn into lane to the village hall watch for RFG signs.                                                AGM & mass ‘take away’ meal before evening ceilidh.   Bring you crafts and musical instruments for sessions in the hall over the weekend.  


Thursday 9th April – Tuesday 14th April  (5 nights)   Folk Group Easter Meet – The Simon De Montford School, Evesham   Booked Meet.    CANCELLED MEET


Thursday 7th May – Tuesday 12th May   (5 nights)     CANCELLED on 14.4.20 by HQ Instruction due to coronavirus.      East End Farm, Garton on the Wolds.  Driffied.  YO25 3ET

106/986593  VE (May Day) Bank Holiday Meet.

Best approach from Driffield )otherwise very tight turn).  Leave Driffield on A166 to Garton.  After 2 miles, pass Agri-Weld and 2 red brick houses on the right.  Turn Right up concrete drive just before the yellow salt bin and opposite the aga-green coloured cottage.  Watch for RFG / FDSG signs.

VE Celebration Meet – lets reminisce and perhaps dress in the style of the 40’s!   The theme will be continued into the music for the evening ceilidh.  Evening ceilidhs on Friday and Saturday evenings in Tibthorpe Village Hall.   ‘Granary’ on site for social gatherings.  Due to the coronavirus situation will currently NOT be planning for a bring and share tea

New site for The Ridings  –  great location for walking on the wolds and visiting historic houses.   


Thursday 21st May – Tuesday 26th May   CANCELLED on 14.4.20 by HQ Instruction due to coronavirus.                    Coxwold Village Hall  (5 nights)

100/536774.     Byland Road, Coxwold, York, YO61 4BB. 5 nights.      40th Birthday Celebration Meet for The Ridings.   From A19 travelling south turn left towards Coxwold/Shandyhall. From A19 travelling north turn right towards Coxwold/Ampleforth. Site on eastern side of village. 1st half of Bank Holiday to back meets. (moving to Thornton Watlass on Tuesday for Part 2).  Socials/Ceilidhs with live music in Hall on site for this party weekend!   


Tuesday 26th May – Sun 31st May   CANCELLED on 14.4.20 by HQ Instruction due to coronavirus.   Village Farm, Thornton Watlass  (5 nights)

MR 99/235853   Postcode HG4 4AH.  5 nights (Tues–Sun)   From A1 take B6267 signposted Masham, in 6 miles turn right onto B6268 to Bedale.  In 1.75 miles turn left onto road signposted Thornton Watlass.  In 0.75 miles keep right at church and turn right before village green.  Site entrance on right, 50 yards after village hall.  Evening socials / ceilidhs to take place in village hall or pub room which are both adjacent to the site.


Thursday 18th June – Monday 22nd June   (4 nights)  Shirecroft Farm, 34 Station Road, Epworth. DN9 1JZ  

Update – 7.4.20 – This meet has been CANCELLED.  As the Music Day has been cancelled, the landowner has decided to use the field for a crop and will therefore not have any camping for this year.  Hoping to return in 2021

MR.112/778046   From M180 Junction 2, take A161 south.  At traffic lights in Epworth turn right.  Site is 0.75 miles on the right.   Epworth Music Day on Saturday and to include The Ridings running a Community Ceilidh in Imperial Hall on Saturday evening.   


Thursday 16th July – Tuesday 2125 July   (5 nights)  Riverside Caravan and Camping Site, Cononley  (5 nights)  CANCELLED on 22.5.20 by HQ Instruction due to coronavirus

MR 103/993472

From A629 Keighley to Skipton road, turn Left  signposted Cononley.  150yds after level crossing turn sharp Right signposted Moorfoot Lane.  Site 100m on Left over railway bridge.   Social in Cononley Village Institute Hall on Friday evening and Ceilidh on Saturday evening with live music.  Good walking area and close to Skipton.  Everyone welcome.

Friday evening social and  Ceilidh in Cononley Village Institute Hall on Saturday evening with live music.


Thursday 6th August – Monday 10th August  (4 nights)     Thoresby Park  CANCELLED on 3.7.20 – Informed by North Central that the site is not available for camping.

Invitation to join North Central Area at this meet


Thursday 27th August – Tuesday 1st September   (5 nights)    Hutton le Hole,  YO62 6UA     If this meet gets the OK, for 2020 this will be a BOOKED MEET  –  enquiries for availability by email to    TheRidingsFG@aol.com   

MR 100/SE707897    From Pickering take A170 west.  In 6 miles * turn north onto unclassified road.  Site on right in 2.5 miles, with access on lane to left of a cafe.  From Thirsk take A170 east (NB. Sutton Bank is prohibited to caravans).  0.75 miles east of Kirkbymoorside continue from * above.       


Thursday 10th September – Monday 14th  September   (4 nights)    Wintersett Lakes Caravan Camping Park, Wakefield     

MR 110/380156.      Haw Park Lane, Wintersett, Wakefield, WF4 2EB    From Wakefield A638 Doncaster Road take B6273.  Take 1st Right onto Swine Lane and foll signs to Anglers Country Park. Site on Haw Park Lane to rear of Anglers Retreat Pub.  Watch for RFG signs.

Saturday evening ceilidh in Nostell Village Hall.  Site adjacent to nature reserve.


Thurs 8 October – Monday 12 October  (4 nights)   Killamarsh, Back House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley   S75 4AR


From A635 turn towards Canon Hall.  Site on left before hump back bridge.  Watch for RFG signs.

‘NEW’ Site for The Ridings.     Ceilidh with live music on Saturday evening.


Friday 30th October – Sunday 1st November   (2 nights)   Sykehouse Village Hall, Broad Lane, Sykehouse.  DN14 9AY

MR 111/627166    From Junc 34on M62 take A19 towards Doncaster.  At traffic lights in Askern turn Left and follow signs to Sykehouse.  Site on Left through the village.  Dinner Dance on Saturday with carvery meal followed by a ceilidh. – For details/booking contact Margaret on (0113) 229 5540 by 24th October.  All meals to be pre-booked.


Saturday 28th Dec’20 – Wednesday 1st Jan’21    Booked 4 night Meet     Sykehouse Village Hall  – Contact the secretary for availability on 01302 786719