What kind of events will the Concert Weekends at Hardraw & Tan Hill be? They will be gatherings of people who enjoy Folk Music and good singing in particular. Hopefully, everyone will enjoy the main concerts as well as the extra events like singarounds and sessions .
Will anything be happening during the day? Yes – lots! We hope to enjoy a cycle of singarounds and sessions in the bar (& outside if the weather is kind) as well as some programmed events & afternoon concerts.
What if the weather is cold and wet? The main concerts and most of the other activities are held indoors in the concert rooms or the bars of the Inns at Hardraw in Wensleydale or Tan Hill. Both Inns have open fires and a warm welcome.
Can we camp? Camping is restricted to Full Weekend Ticket Holders owing to limited space. For Hardraw, other camp sites may be found very nearby & in Hawes.
When does the campsite open & close? If you purchase an event camping pass, it will cover Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights. The campsites however are usually open all year round so you may arrive as early or late as you wish to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. You will need to book camping space for the Events when you book your tickets and any extra nights may be paid for directly to the venue.
What facilities and restrictions will the campsite have? We have limited space available so some caravans and motorhomes will be pitched on hardstanding areas. There is unlikely to be space for awnings. Tent campers will probably not be able to park their cars next to their tents. There are small toilet and shower blocks at Hardraw & Tan Hill, plus extra facilities in the Inns. Camping at the Station Inn, Ribblehead, is “wild” camping and there is no charge.
What other kind of accommodation is available? Bunk rooms and B & B are available by contacting the venues directly. Please be aware that accommodation and concert tickets are sold separately. Purchasing accommodation with the venue directly will not guarantee you a ticket to the event. Be sure to secure tickets to the event via this website. As this is a popular tourist area, every kind of accommodation can be found in the wider area – from top class country hotels to farmhouse B&Bs.
What food will be available? The Inns will have special event menus available. In Hawes, you can find a wonderful Fish & Chip shop, cafes and restaurants as well as a takeaway and local shops in which to buy provisions. Wensleydale Creamery of Wallace & Gromit fame is to be found in Hawes too.
Drink? The pubs are all famous for their real ales, a wide selection of which will be available at the events including some good session ales with low abv. A full range of wines, spirits & soft & hot drinks will also be on sale.
How do I ensure that I can attend the concerts? These will be small and friendly events, so the only way to ensure your seat at the main concerts is to buy in advance a full weekend ticket which gives you access to all events. You will be given a wrist band to guarantee your access to evening concerts.
How may I purchase tickets? Contact us via this website to ask for a booking form.
Is there an Earlybird ticket option? see the News page – tickets usually sell out very, very quickly.
Do you have a special rate for children? As these are very small events with no special children’s programme, we are unable to offer any concessions. If your children are tiny enough to sit on your knee, they will be welcome free of charge.
Is there anything else to do in the area if I want a change from Folk Music? Yes – there are lots of things to do in this magnificent area including: walking, caving, climbing, fishing, historical sites, historic railways and much, much more.
How do I get to Hardraw, Tan Hill and Ribblehead? Sat Nav and Routefinders will bring you using the following post codes: Hardraw = DL8 3LZ Tan Hill = DL11 6ED Ribblehead = LA6 3AS
Are they dog-friendly Events? Yes! We love dogs and they are welcome on the campsite and in all our venues. As the concert room becomes very crowed however, we have to restrict admission to dogs only if they can be seated on a ticket holder’s knee – there simply is not sufficient floor space for dogs (small or large!). Obviously we ask you to be responsible for your pets at all times.