Picnic Cinema

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Sleddale Hall

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If your up for the challenge why not use Cumbria’s infamous public transport system… well, at least the views are nice.

  1. Get the train to PENRITH
  2. If it’s FRIDAY, you’re in luck, you can get the 106 bus to nearby Shap, about 2 miles from the site. (The bus only runs on Tuesdays and Fridays, so don’t ask us how you get back). If it’s Saturday, that’s about as close as you can get, which is 13 miles away…
  3. Maybe another Picnicker will give you a lift instead? You can use our Facebook page to organise lifts with each other. Post a comment under our pinned post and other Withnailers will spot your request. Alternatively, reply to someone else’s comment offering a lift!
  4. If, by some miracle, you do manage to turn up to this event without a car, head up to The Stopped Clock (our bar) for a beer on us.

From the M6 take junction 39 signed Shap and Kendal. From junction exit follow signs to Shap. You will reach a T Junction, turn right towards Shap then take first left signed Wet Sleddale. From there follow the road. You will pass crossroads of farm roads then come to a sharp right turn. Take the right turn. Keep following this single track road, you will pass a farm house on your left, stay right on the road until you reach the parking area. There will be picnic cinema signs to help you along the way. PLEASE SHUT GATES AS YOU PASS.
Nearest postcode: CA10 3NE Click here for a map

Why don’t you post any potential spare seats on Facebook? We are (attempting) to be an environmentally aware company, so the less cars coming the better really! (Except, obviously, you are going to struggle to get there via public transport, as explained above).


There is a 10 minute walk from parking area to the camping area, please be prepared to walk and carry your camping gear as you cannot drive to the campsite.

We must protect the ground and the water supply. Therefore no open fires or BBQ’s are allowed on the camp site. (Gas cookers are fine).
Please do not bring large gazebos, marquees or other large structures.

All tents and campers must be off site by 11am the next day

No camper vans or motorhomes will be allowed on to the site – tents only
Parking is in designated areas only
Please help to keep the site clean and tidy and use the designated bins and take as much rubbish home with you as possible.
Swimming in the reservoir is strictly prohibited
Please respect that this is someone’s private property and we would like to hold events there again.
There will be no access inside the house during the event (as it is someone’s house.)
You may not have mobile phone signal there
No dogs (due to livestock nearby)
Respect that everyone goes to bed at different times and keep noise down after 1am.

NEVER cook inside a tent or enclosed camping spaces.
If you need a sheltered cooking area, consider a gazebo or a tent porch with sufficient air circulation and ventilation.

NEVER use gas stoves/fuel burners to heat your tent when cold. 
All gas powered items need plenty of ventilation to prevent producing carbon monoxide.
To stay warm, make sure you layer your clothing, and pick up a warmer sleeping bag.

Portable Toilets
Drinking Water (Private Water Supply)
Pay bar
Dinner is included in the ticket price. Please let us know any allergies you have when you purchase your ticket
Tea / coffee will be available to purchase in the morning


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Attendees at all Picnic Cinema events are responsible for their own welfare at all times. 


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