Where is it?
Skint takes place in Ashover Village Hall. Ashover is a Derbyshire village situated in the Amber valley, just outside the Peak District National Park, 4 miles north east of Matlock. It lies off the B6036 Matlock to Chesterfield road.
The hall is on Milken Lane, opposite the Black Swan pub.
Train, bus & taxis
The nearest train station is Chesterfield. Matlock and Sheffield stations are also nearby.
Bus number 63 goes from Chesterfield to Ashover village, and number X17 goes from Sheffield/ Chesterfield to Kelstedge (1 mile walk to Ashover village hall). Buses are fairly regular but not frequent so it's worth checking times in advance
Chesterfield Station's onward travel information has useful information about bus stop locations, as well as local taxi information in case you happen to arrive at a time when no buses are running:
If you're planning to take a taxi from the station, you might want to make use of the Skint car- sharing site to find others to share the taxi with (see below).
There is plenty of parking at the venue.
We encourage lift-sharing where possible. If you have a car, please consider offering spaces to other Skinters. If you can drive but don't have a car, maybe it's worth getting a group together to hire one for the weekend.
To help with coordinating car shares we'll be sending out a link to a Skint-specific car sharing site to all attendees, so keep an eye out in your emails.
Stay with us
As part of your weekend ticket you will have the option for indoor or outdoor camping. Campers of both varieties have access to the showers in the Sports Pavilion next door at certain times during the weekend. The showers are coin-operated with 20p pieces, so please bring some with you! There are communal showers for males/ females, as well as a separate accessible shower for anyone who prefers to shower alone.
If you are camping indoors please bring a sleeping bag, mat, and pillow. As everyone is sleeping in close proximity and there may be music late into the night in adjoining rooms, we suggest that you bring earplugs!
If you are camping outdoors, please bring a sleeping bag, mat, pillow, lots of warm layers, and a tent! There is a small amount of hardstanding for campervans on the camping field. Outdoor camping is in the field next to the village hall. You are not allowed to sleep in the hall carpark by order of the council (this will be externally enforced).
Some people like to sleep in a real bed. If that's you, you can look for your own accommodation in the village. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Food & Drink
All food at Skint is delicious, vegetarian, and prepared by Skint-goers themselves. We do cater for other dietary requirements and allergies - please let us know when booking. If you'd like to join in the Skint catering, make sure you include meals in your ticket when you book.
Water, juice, tea, and coffee are provided, as well as late-night snacks. You're welcome to join in these whether you have a meal ticket or not.
There's no bar on-site. Feel free to bring your own drinks.
There are several pubs and cafes in the village that offer fantastic food and drinks