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Summer Solstice 2014

Question. When is the Stonehenge Summer Solstice?
The 2014 Stonehenge Summer Solstice is on  21 June 2014 - Sunrise is @ 4.50am!
 
STONEHENGE SUMMER SOLSTICE BLOG  We are now taking bookings for 2014 which will be our 6th Festival -From 18th to 22 June If you want to book please go on line and do £50 Deposit/Pitch 
 
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We hold our 6th Solstice Festival 0n 18-22 June 2014. Last years event was a sell out by March with a long waiting list. We are now taking bookings for 2014  and we expect to book out by March again.
 
If you wish to Book  for 2014 ( Go to Secure on Line Booking on left tab) - Pay £50 Deposit/pitch online to secure our discounted rate you will need to book for 3 or 4 nights and pay in full by 30 April £60/person for 3 night stay & £80/person for 4 night & £100/person for 5 nights 
 
 
Our Festival is the one and only. We hold an annual 5 day Camping, Food, Beer, Cider & Light Music Festival at our campsite from 18 June until 22 June.. We are the closest site to Stonehenge being only 2.2 Miles by road ( A303) to Visitor Car Park and 5.3 Mile walking and we are the only dedicated  Stonehenge Summer Solstice Festival that allows camping on mass with Main Campfire and food festival for the Solstice
 
NEW for 2014 Bar Beer & Cider Festival- Real Ale & Cider ,Food Festival - Pizza, Hog Roast, Veg stand Facilities - Supper New Shower block hired        Workshops - Yoga etc and Trade Stands. Trade Stands from £50
 
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Cost : £25/head per night for 2 nights.
Discounted rates for 3 & 4 nights / £40/ head ) This is fully inclusive of Shuttle Bus up & back to Stones, 1x Shower, Facilities & Bar &  Entertainment. One car/pitch
 
Cars We are short of car parking space so please car share or leave car @ Stones or Home. Or come by Bus!
 
Please Note only  Extras
  • Gazebo £5/night
  • Extra Cars £5 1st & £10 2nd
  • Eletric Hookups £5/night
  • Trade Stands    From  £50
            • Rally Field - 21 June 2nd Stonehenge Summer Solstice Festival  2010 
We have a beautiful 9 acre smallholding and we have three fields for campers. Two will be a quiet areas for rest, relaxation and sleeping and the Campfire field will be a more social area with large communal campfire ( Sits 40+ ) and informal social area around the campfire ( Singers are encouraged so please bring your musical instruments, etc etc )                  
                                                                   
Campsite Facilities - 18 Reasons to come in 2014!
  • The atmosphere & returners
  • Light Evening Entertainment - Fire Twisters, Casual Music 19-21 June
  • The Closest Site to Stonehenge - only 5.3 mile walk! Infact we are the only Site like this!!
  • Level grass pitches on 4 acre site- see photographs above
  • Communal Campfire - Sits 40- 50  ( Singers please bring your musical instruments )
  • Safe & Secure Site - 24 Hour security
  • Excellent relaxed friendly & social event
  • Public Transport to site - Train to Salisbury & No 2 Bus to NEW Campsite Bus stop
  • Private Shuttle bus service to & from Stones - from 9pm-1am and 6am-9am
  • Pubs4 excellent pubs (  Boot, Rainbow on the Lake, Swan & Pelican ) Short 5-45min walk
  • Easy to get to by road,taxi or bus ( No 2 from Salisbury & Devizes )
  • WC Facilities (Showers- we have 8 are)
  • Elec Hook Ups - If required ( Extra Charge £5/night )Only 23 so you must book
  • We have zero tolerance of anti social behaver and no amplified music is allowed
  • A very Special & enjoyable event - See testimonials on Facebook
  • NEW Fully Licenced Bar with Real Ale & Cider Festival - 19-21 June
  • NEW  Special Food -  Pizza, Pork, Chicken 19-22 June
  • NEW Small amount of select Trade Stands. Please contact William to reserve @ £25 & £50
  • NEW You can pre order BBQ food from Berwick Farm Shop - pls call Marilyn 01722 790490
  • NEW  Yoga Workshop - By Alison Mann( See below 2011)
NEW for 2014! Food & workshops. We will have some very special home cooked food  each day  . Our local farm shop in Berwick can also supply some very special pre ordered BBQ food - Marilyns Sausages are legendary! Call the Berwick Farm Shop on 01722 790490 to pre book your food
 
Healthy & Safety Statement  - 29 June 2012
Please bring a torch & head lights so you can see in the night( & eat your carrots) and rain coat & boots incase of rain  We have done a risk assessment of the site in particular for, Campers, Staff, Fire, Electricity ( Elec Cert in place), Water ( Mains), Pollution, Insurance & First Aid. Measures are in place for all of the Risks agreed with H&S following their inspection. Please contact William Grant the site Safety officer for any futher information
 
Safety off site All Campers are to act and drink responsibly particularly near the Campfire & Electricity points for their own & others safety. Staff will be patrolling for any unsafe activities!.    We have 100% safety record over the last 5 years- please help us to keep it.
 
Shuttle Bus Transport We organise a 29 seater shuttle bus to run campers up to the Stones between 10pm - 1am and back between 5am-8.30am     Cost  FREE Included in ticket
 
Walking    It will take you about 2 hours to walk 5miles in daylight or 3 hours in the dark. Please do not walk up A303. its not safe! and there is a much nicer 5 mile walk across country or even better take our private Shuttle Bus
 
Taxi    Charge to Stones one way range from £15 -£20 for 4/5 people ie £3-4/head. These can be pre booked from our Campsite. Call Value Cars on 01722 50 50 50 to book or Google/Yellow pages for other Taxi firms
 
Drive    You can drive and park at the Solstice car park (3miles/10mins), but it can be very difficult getting in and out at peak times as over 30,000 visit the event - and there can be grid lock between 7am - 9.30am
 
Booking   Please note I have saved 30 spaces for past Campers from 2009- 2013 but they must have paid deposit by no later 31 March
 
To book - We are now taking bookings for 2014!!!. There is a managed limit so book now to avoid missing out! . Update 14 march 2014
 
SUMMER SOLSTICE INFORMATION ( Provided by EH)- 2014
 
English Heritage  provide Managed Open Access to Stonehenge for the summer solstice each year. There will be casual entertainment from drummers, samba bands and the like but no amplified music is allowed. When you visit Stonehenge for the solstice, please remember it is a sacred place to many and should be respected.
 
Toilets and drinking water are available. There are normally one or two food and drink vans but these can have huge queues and are well away from the stones themselves.
 
URGENT Please note Sunrise @ Stonehenge is at around 4.52am  21 June 2014 
 
Rules include no camping ( Nearest site is Stonehenge Campsite), no dogs, no fires or fireworks, no glass bottles, no large bags or rucksacks, and no climbing on the stones. Please use the bags given free on arrival and take them out, filled with your litter, to the skips provided. Please respect the rules so that we're all able to enjoy the solstice morning at Stonehenge for years to come.
 
Please read the full Conditions of Entry (PDF document)
 
Map for the event (PDF document)
 
A high volume of traffic is anticipated in the Stonehenge area on the evening of Monday 20th June.
 
Where possible, please travel to Stonehenge using public transport. The local bus company, Wilts & Dorset, will be running a service from Salisbury railway and bus stations to Stonehenge over the Solstice period. This bus service will commence at 1830 hours (6.30pm) on 20th June and run regularly until 0115 hours (1.15am) on  21st June. A service taking people back to Salisbury will start again at 0400 hours (4am) and run frequently until 0945 hours (9.45am). Access to Stonehenge from the bus drop off point is through the National Trust farmland.
 
Transport

Bus Service Information

Wilts and Dorset Bus Company         www.wdbus.co.uk        Tel: 01983 827005

Train Information

South West Trains         www.southwesttrains.co.uk            Tel: 0845 6000 650

First Great Western     www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk            Tel: 0845 7000 125

National Rail Enquiries         www.nationalrail.co.uk            Tel: 08457 48 49 50

 
Further details at English Heritage
 
You can also view EH many galleries of past solstices and please send EH some photos or links to video if you go this year.
 
FURTHER INFORMATION & LINKS
 
 
 
Health & Safety Policy Updated 27 June 2013
Your safety and that of your family and fellow campers during our 2014 Solstice Festival are very important to us - please ensure you and your fellow campers take every precaution to prevent accidents and help us to ensure we maintain our excellent 100% safety record. Please report any dangerous activity 
 
1. 6 Metre Rule - Ensure all units are 6 metres apart ( 3m for families & groups)
2. Speed Limit 5mph - Drive slowely and safely when on site - 5 mph maximum please
3. Roads - Please take care when entering the A303 & B3083 from the campsite
3. Campfires - No campfires will be allowed
4. Kites - are allowed in Campfire field only. They are not in Meadow field due to power lines
5. Electricity Certificate - We have a 16 amp supply which is tested annualy
6. Fire Certificate - There are 5 fire points clearly maked. Our Fire fighting equipment is tested annually
7. Fire Risk assesment - Produced September 2011 & updated 6 monthly
8. Livestock - Please take care around horses and cows and wash your hands before eating
8. Risk Assesment - Produced September 2009 & updated 6 monthly
9. First Aid Kit - is kept in Campsite Office
10.Emergency Telephone - In Reception & Washing up Barn. Tel No 01722 792750
 
Safety officer can be contacted william@stonehengecampsite.co.uk or 07880 746514