Our road trip across the Pennines began on Friday afternoon when James and I managed to get away from work early so off we went, with our tent, wellies and waterproofs packed ready for Beacons Festival. Passing stunning countryside views, within the hour we arrived at Funkirk Estate in Skipton, North Yorkshire, our outdoor home for the next 3 nights. Seeing the huge campsite ahead plus the familiar blue and yellow striped tents from within the main arena with live music already blasting out, we instantly felt at home as we set up camp.
One thing we immediately loved about Beacons Festival was the friendly atmosphere, coupled with the close proximity of the campsite to the arena, not to mention once inside how easy it was to get to each stage. Constantly fascinated by people-watching at every festival we go to (come on, it’s fun and you can’t deny you don’t), it’s fair to say the crowd were a very interesting, eclectic mix. From young families with small children, older couples and teenagers, to hippies in fancy dress, indie kids and ravers who came out at night, the whole environment had a community vibe. What we can take from Beacons is that there was certainly something for everyone.