Annual Pagan Camp

Always the first weekend in September

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Mercian Gathering


VENUE - A farm near Nuneaton, Warks, UK.

OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES - 10.00 am on Friday till 7 pm on Sunday. Sorry, no extra camping.

CARAVANS AND CAMPERS - We have limited space for these which means you will have to buy a pass (£5) so we can allocate pitches.

WHAT TO BRING - A tent, sleeping bag, food, camping stove, personal toiletries, towels, any medication you need, some money and a notebook. A small fire extinguisher is recommended.

DISABLED PROVISIONS - We are in a farmer's field, it is on bumpy grass, and it may get muddy but we aim to made provisions for disabled people the best we can under these conditions.

PARKING - Cars can be parked next to your tent. Please do not park down the road in any farm gateways; it makes the farmers really cross!

ILLEGAL DRUGS -  Are strictly prohibited.

PHOTOGRAPHY - There is a complete ban on photographing the rituals. Please do not photograph other people without their permission.

CAFÉ - will provide cakes, chocolate, crisps, snacks etc. and hot drinks

NO PICK UP SERVICE - sorry, we are unable to provide a pick up service from the station. There is a car share board where you can arrange lift shares on the forum  

SUNDAY MARKET -  we will be having a free Sunday market where you can sell any goods or crafts you bring, or buy some handmade goods.

TALKS AND WORKSHOPS -  The day’s events will be outlined at the morning meeting.

NO DOGS -  This is a sheep farm.

RUBBISH - Please take all your rubbish away for recycling.

NOISE - There is a strict midnight noise curfew and a drumming curfew of 11 pm.  Please respect your neighbours in the field - who may have sleeping children - and the neighbours of the farm.

FIRES - please do not dig pits or light fires on the ground as sheep normally live in the field. Barbecues and fireboxes are okay.

TOILETS - We will provide portable and disabled toilets.

CHARITY - Any and all profit we make at the Gathering is donated to charity. We make no money at all from it, and no hearth member or hearth member’s organisation can benefit from the money raised under our constitution.

By purchasing a ticket you agree to these terms and conditions

After attracting an increasing number of festival goers who had no interest in Paganism in the years 2013-14 and  who only came to party, we had a year off in 2015 to think about how best to get the Gathering back to the family friendly, relaxed, spiritual Pagan camp it had been previously, and rebooted the Mercian Gathering in 2016 as an invitation only Pagan event. Sadly, we are only one of several Pagan camps forced to take this step for similar reasons.