Next Festival
11th - 19th August 2018

Useful Information

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Kettlewell is located in Upper Wharfedale, approximately 10 miles north of Skipton and 14 miles south west of Leyburn, on the B6160. For Sat Navs use the postcode BD23 5QZ.

The nearest train station is Skipton, with connecting bus services as follows:

Keighley Bus Company operates the 72 and 72R service from Skipton Bus Station and Skipton Rail Station to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Centre in Grassington, Monday to Saturday. From Grassington the Upper Wharfedale Venturer and NYCC run the 72A and 72B services to Kettlewell and beyond, Monday to Saturday. On Sundays and Bank Holidays, a direct service is operated by Dales Bus from Ilkley, via Grassington to Kettlewell and Hawes. Full details are available at http://www.vetch.co.uk/uw_bus/

Where to stay? A wide choice of accommodation is available in Kettlewell, comprising three country inns, B&B’s, self-catering holiday cottages, a lovely campsite and a caravan site. More information is available at http://kettlewell-with-starbotton.co.uk.
We have a huge car park on a designated ‘festival field’ which costs £3 for the whole day. Look out for our car park signs and ‘high vis’ car park people as you arrive in the village (if coming ‘up-dale’ from the Skipton direction or staying right, over both bridges if coming ‘down dale’ from Hawes, Leyburn etc). We have disabled parking and spaces for coaches in the National Park car park behind Kettlewell Garage. Coaches are strongly advised to reserve their space in advance by emailing bookings@kettlewellscarecrowfestival.co.uk, specifying the date and time required.
An army of home-bakers and helpers make and serve delicious homemade cakes, soup, quiches, fresh cut sandwiches, teas, coffees and other refreshments in Kettlewell Village Hall, all day every day throughout the festival. ALL profits from refreshments served in the Village Hall go to the fundraising effort. In addition, Kettlewell has two tea rooms, three pubs, an ice cream parlour and a village shop.
There are public toilets at the start of the scarecrow trail, at the village end of the National Park car park. If you need to spend a penny on route, the pubs, the village hall and some of the cafes also have toilets, but please do buy something or make a donation if you use these facilities.