We have started the planning for WensleyAle 2020, the 5th annual beer and music festival at the wensleydale Railway.

Over the winter the car park at Redmire station has cleared and now provides the festival with much needed extra space. This will allow us to extend the number of food vendors on site and also give us the opportunity to add more attractions, with the current plan being a number of vintage fairground stalls (Roundabout, Hook-a-Duck, Candyfloss etc). We are also starting work on flattening more of the embankment overlooking the platform to give a larger area to tables and seating.

We have also started to plan for a shuttle bus service to run from Hawes and villages in the west of the dale to Redmire, so opening the festival up to the whole length of Wensleydale.

And within a few hours of kicking off the year with posts on social media and the website being back up we already have most of our music acts confirmed, just juggling with the lineup, and their riders before we publish the details.