CAMPING & GLAMPING

CHALLENGER CAMPING, GLAMPING AND PRE-PITCHED TENT OPTIONS

Our Bardon Mill venue is the junction between day one and two for the Challenger class. Here will have our start/finish line, campsite, supporter car park, and your overnight bag collection point.

To gain access to the campsite with its toilets and showers all participant and supporter campers will need to have purchased a camping pass – get your’s here. The camping pass allows a camper to pitch their own tent in the general camping area. Or alternatively hire one of our glamping or pre-pitched tents. EVEN IF HIRING A TENT YOU WILL NEED A CAMPING PASS FOR EACH OCCUPANT. The camping pass is a separate purchase so we are able to plan and fund our campsite infrastructure against the number of campers booked in. This infrastructure includes: the area of land hired for the campsite; Beerstalker food and bev marquee, security measures such as staff, fencing and wristbands; phone charging point, showers and toilet facilities. This way folk only pay for what they use and we can keep pricing as competitive as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: Our campsite cannot accommodate any vehicles including cars, trailer tents, campervans or caravans. The campsite is strictly no dogs.

MAXIMISE YOUR OVERNIGHT EXPERIENCE AT OUR CHALLENGER BARDON MILL CAMPSITE WITH OUR GLAMPING AND PRE-ERECTED TENT OPTIONS.

Our bell tents offer room for up to 5 people with 10cm thick foam mattresses and all bedding available.

Included in each bell tent package is:

  • 1 night stay.
  • 5 metre bell tent.
  • Electric 1500W instant fan heater to keep you cosy.
  • Electric supply: To bring safe 230V power to your appliances. Keep your gadgets charged.
  • Mattresses: Highly insulating single mattress with a premium insulated mattress offering comfort, support and warmth.
  • Bedding: fitted sheet, duvet, duvet cover, pillow and pillow case.
  • Access to the camp site’s showers and toilets.
  • The sleeping configuration is at your choice using our flexible single mattresses that you can position to your preference on arrival.
  • Options to suit 3, 4 , or 5 people.
  • 5 person option includes awning.

 

Bell Tent notes and terms:

Camping Passes must be bought separately from our ticketshop here or when you purchase a Bell Tent Package here. Camping passes must be collected from Registration in Carlisle on the Friday. Please check the Essential Event Information (EEI) document published in the weeks before the event for full event information. Bell tents have a no smoking, no vaping and no pets policy. A charge may be made to the bill payer if careless customer usage requires bell tents to be repaired or deep cleaned.

Pre-erected dome tents

LUXURY SOLO OR COMFORT DOME TENTS FOR UP TO 3 PEOPLE

While snug for 3, our Dome tent offers a great amount of space for pairs or solos, and is our most affordable option for small groups. Will be using the Vango Sigma+ which offers a twin flysheet door and additional porch area ideal for storing kit. It has enhanced stability and superior fabrics that are waterproof and fire retardant for a dry, safe and comfortable camping experience. These tents have been weather and fire tested to the European standard EN5912.

Our dome tents can be hired in a variety of bedding options: Solo Luxury option with 10cm mattress, duvet pillow pack; Comfort package with 5cm roll mat and pillow; or without any bedding. A three pin electrical socket is include in our Solo Luxury option for charging up your electricals in the privacy of your own tent.

BOOK YOUR CHALLENGER CAMPING HERE

 

Pre-erected tunnel tents

TENTS FOR UP TO 8 PEOPLE WITH SHARED LIVING AREA AND DIVIDABLE SLEEPING AREAS

The Vango Capri 800XL AirBeam tunnel tent is suitable for larger groups who want up to 4 sleeping areas big enough for solos or pairs. This is a generous, up-to-8 man tent that utilises a vis-à-vis layout, meaning it has a 4 bedrooms, a pair positioned at either end of the tent, and a large central living area in the middle with plenty of space for kit and head clearance. The bedrooms can have the divider removed to create flexibility for different sleeping layouts. These tents have been weather and fire tested to the European standard EN5912.

Other features include:

  • Entrance has a full mesh door which provides ventilation and keeps bugs out.
  • Lights out inner tent – Darker fabric reduces the amount of early morning light.
  • Bedroom pockets – conveniently positioned pockets for storing your essentials.
  • Toggled inner divider – Flexible options for sleeping or provides increased living space.
  • Generous king-sized bedrooms – big enough to fit a double sized airbed or double sleep mat.
  • Toggled privacy curtains – Provides privacy when required, can be rolled away when not in use.

OUR PRE-ERECTED TENTS COME WITH THE FOLLOWING OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

5cm Comfort Sleep Mat with Pillow

The luxurious Comfort 5 range of self-inflating sleeping mats offers unrivalled comfort and convenience, featuring 5cm of optimised insulation with a stylish, soft-touch flocked finish on the top-side and a durable non-slip base won’t slip on your inner tent’s floor. Materials used within the sleep mat meet and exceed the European REACH standard, ensuring safe use and peace of mind. A synthetic-filled pillow will be supplied for your use with the sleeping mat.

Electric sockets and heater (Heater not available in dome tent)

You will gain access to our campsite generator electric supply via a three socket adapter within your tent that has a safety cut-off outside of your tent. This will supply power in line with that of standard 230V camping devices which can be used to run the 1500W fan heater we supply plus other appliances such as phones, laptops and camping (not domestic) kettles. We typically operate a campsite curfew between 23:00 and 05:30 to aid sleep.

Vango 3 Season Sleeping Bag

Soft touch fabrics and simple design combine to create the Vango Wilderness 350 three Season sleeping bag. Uses synthetic single hole siliconised hollow fibre insulation for increased durability, maximised lofting potential for extra warmth, and retainment of loft in damp conditions. This fantastic value bag is ideal for family campers and festival goers alike. Recommended for use by The Scout Association. Temperature ratings independently measured in accordance with EN 13537:2002 – Extensively tested to meet accurate temperature rating standards Suggested Usage Range Min: 1° (Limit: -2°,Extreme: -18°). Suggested Usage Max: 20°. Max User Height: 190cm. This item will be provided to you upon arrival.

 

Solo Pod in Male or Female Shared Tent

This season we will be offering the facility to rent a single Pod using the Vango Capri 800XL AirBeam tunnel tent.  This is a generous, 4 bedroom tent that utilises a vis-à-vis layout, meaning it has two bedrooms positioned at either end of the tent and a large central living area in the middle with plenty of space for kit and head clearance. Each bedroom is  210cm x 135cms and will come with a 5cm thick sleep mat and pillow.

These tents have been weather and fire tested to the European standard EN5912. These tents are sold as solo pods only for either men or women so we have a maximum of 4 men or women per tent.