Cotton Star

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Le Tour de France, the World’s biggest annual outdoor sporting event, is passing through Bradfield in the Peak District National Park, Sheffield on Sunday 6th July 2014.  Cotton Star Camping is located in the heart of the action, a short walk from the tour's Cote de Bradfield - a category 4 iconic hill climb!  The campsite will open Friday 4th July to Monday 7th July 2014 to host a  camping event for this once in a lifetime occasion.  Extended stays are available before or after the event too!  


We invite you to come and camp with us and enjoy the cycling, live music and beer festivals happening in Bradfield to celebrate Stage 2 of Yorkshire's Grand Depart that weekend.  Designated as a spectator hub with lots happening; Bradfield will be one of the best places to be!  


Our site is set in beautiful woodland and offers a unique opportunity to experience this once in a lifetime event!  Either bring your own tent or we can supply to individuals, couples or family groups!  We provide beds and equipment too.  


Some of the regions best will visit our site. First, to ease your set up, upon arrival on Friday, Moss Valley Fine Meats will be on-site offering a bite to eat.   Bradfield Brewery will deliver local beers to enjoy at your tent, to those who have pre-ordered.  Then, award winning ‘Best Sheffield Sausages and Bacon’ will be cooked Saturday and Sunday mornings for delicious breakfast butties. Furthermore, fresh bread and pastries will be brought to the site. All will be available at very reasonable costs – so please bring a few pennies.  All caterers and suppliers will kindly donate a percentage of their takings from the weekend to our fundraising efforts for ‘Marie Curie’ – the official charity for the Tour De France, Grand Depart 2014.


Throughout the weekend, there will be a lots of activities especially for the little people staying with us.  Face painting and yellow fancy dress on the morning of the day of the big race will be fun to enjoy!  



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Free Beer Festival at Spectator Hub

Big Screen Live Coverage Stage 1 and 2

Live Music and Entertainment, Cultural Workshops and Activities

Mini Film Festival

Food, Refreshments and Toilets

All located on the Cote de Bradfield Hill Climb (part of the King of the Mountains Competition) within walking distance of our camp.


Live Bands and Entertainment for all the family from 12 noon Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July  - all day!


Hill Climb Cycle Race - Friday 4th July

Start the weekend, watching a tough hill climb cycle race from Low Bradfield to High Bradfield up notorious Woodfall Lane. We may see some of the most elite cyclists taking on this challenge!






What's On


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- 100 Day Yorkshire Festival now launched


- The Caravanne - A 23.5 km cavalcade of floats proceeds the Tour de France race distributing £15 million of freebies to spectators.  It will arrive in Bradfield at 14:01pm


- The Tour de France cyclist travelling at 41km/h will arrive in Bradfield at 15:34pm


More News

- Widespread road closures. Low Bradfield and Woodfall Lane up to High Bradfield are likely to be pedestrianised - so everyone can easily walk to the route!  


- A one way system is planned around Dam Flask for traffic on the day of the race.

We have organised 24 hour security for this event to help keep bikes and equipment safe!

Bring Your Tent or We Can Provide!

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