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COVID willing, Freaks will be back in real life in July!

Youlgreave, 22nd to 24th July 2022

And the following event...


Based in the village hall as usual, Church St., Youlgrave, DE45 1UR. Showers available!

There is a little parking around the Village Hall. Otherwise you can park either on the Main Road, Conksbury Lane, the Playing Fields on Alport Lane, or the car park at the top of the village (from village hall, up to main road and turn Left). The car park is at the end of the village on the right (easy to miss entrance — watch for blue P sign). As it's a walk you may wish to unload first.

Don't drive down the hill past the Village Hall, because it is very steep and there is no gurantee you can turn round at the bottom.

Friday evening

Gather in the Bull's Head Hotel, Church St, Youlgrave, DE45 1UR, 01629 636 307. Food available until 8pm (booking is recommended.) The hall key will be available there — not sure from when yet.

Food is also available at the Farmyard Inn, Main St, Youlgreave, DE45 1UW, 01629 636 221 (booking is recommended) and at The George Hotel, DE45 1WN, 01629 636 292.


Practice in the hall. Afterwards eat in the hall or at the pub before dancing;
2pm-ish onwards
Dancing at the The George and then The Farmyard from about 3:30pm;
Eat at a pub or provide contributions for a communal mail in the hall; best to bring contributions with you in view of limited shopping (see below). Followed by music/dance in the hall.


10 a.m. (morris time): Walk, probably to Lathkil Hotel, Over Haddon (to be confirmed). (Have suitable footwear/clothing for country walking in potentially damp conditions.)

Accommodation etc.

Apart from the hall floor (£10/night to stay), there is a youth hostel in the village: Fountain Square, Youlgreave, DE45 1UR, Tel 01629 673 518 or 0845 371 9151. Some more options on the village web site, along with other info on transport, camping, pubs etc.

The campsite that was in the village is now closed. :-(

There is post office and a recently-refitted shop, with a tea room, that we haven't seen, more details on the web site.


  • The charge for attending Freaks is £10 per head.
  • Dance and music notation are available from here (dances) or here (tunes) – feel free to suggest others. Please download these if you want them, though some paper copies might be available on the day.
  • If you have any good pictures, please send them to for the photo gallery.
  • See the contacts link if you need to contact us in general before before the event.
  • For info on the day or in advance, Elmo's mobile is O78Ol 3l2466, depending on reception.
  • If you have them, please bring rag jackets or similar; bells; sticks/hankies; and photos of previous events!
  • If you find yourself needing our constitution, it's here
  • Lastly, a reminder that everyone is welcome – especially beginners and musicians

Following Event:

Late September-ish we are working it

January 2023, not arranged yet. Volunteers welcome!


If you have been a few times and like Freaks then possibly you are feeling inspired to organise a Freaks, maybe somewhere near you, or simply somewhere Freaks has never been before, see our Tips for organisers (32Kb Word doc) or PDF version.