LOVE TRAILS FESTIVAL 2021

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1-4 JULY 2021 // WALES

GOWER PENINSULA + BRECON BEACONS

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1-4 JULY 2021 // WALES

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TICKETS

3.5 days and nights of curated live music and DJ sets
4-nights of camping (Thursday to Monday)
All talks and film screenings
Most running and adventure workshops
All daily yoga classes
All fitness classes (Subject to availability)
All "just show up" runs (Subject to availability)
1 X Guided Trail Run of your choice. (Subject to availability, booking opens summer 2020.)
1 X Marked Course Trail Run of your choice, either 5km, 10km, 21km or 42km (Note that the distances are approx. and will be confirmed spring 2021. Booking opens summer 2021.)

Please note that all events & inclusions within Love Trails Festival are subject to the government regulations around Covid-19 and social distancing that exist at that moment in time.

Shower Pass (please book this separately)
Car Park Ticket (same as above)
Campervan Ticket
"Extra Adventures" (e.g. Run to Surf, Run to Long Table Banquet or Run to Rock Climbing)
Hot Tubs & Sauna Passes
For the Beer Mile Relay, you'll need to purchase your beers at the Love Trails bar beforehand to participate
"Extra Workshops" and 1:1 coaching sessions

No, if you opt for glamping (a pre-erected bell tent) you need to purchase your festival ticket in addition.

Log into www.myeasol.com, and pay off your balance from there. If you have forgotten your Easol (previously know as "Fixers") password, you may need to reset that before you log in.

If you purchased a ticket with a deposit payment earlier in 2020 or in 2019, you have till December 31st 2020 to pay the balance. If you do not pay the balance on or before that date, (you'll receive many reminders) your ticket will be voided, and you will not receive a refund. For this reason we strongly recommend paying off your balance now, or as soon as possible. 

As per our T&Cs at the time of your booking, Love Trails Festival isn't able to refund tickets or defer tickets.
If you are injured, please consider coming anyway! There is so much to do beyond the running. Many injured runners come to Love Trails every year and they all have a fantastic time.

If you purchase a Love Trails Festival 2021 ticket on or after November 30th 2020, your booking is covered by our new Covid-19 Booking Policy. Which states that if the event is cancelled due to Covid-19, you'll have the option for a full cash refund (less 5% Booking Fees).

You must change the name of the booking to transfer your ticket to someone else, because names on tickets must match I.Ds at the gate in order to enter the festival site.

To do this, the person you are selling the ticket to will need to get set up with a Fixers account here https://myeasol.com/

Once this is done, please e-mail hello@myeasol.com to inform them of the name and e-mail address of the person you would like to transfer your booking to.

Ticket holders will be emailed a digital ticket 7-days prior to the festival. Please bring this, along with a valid form of I.D. (passport or driving licence) to the box office to pick up your festival wristband.

To combat ticket fraud, names on tickets MUST match names on identification documents for every guest entering the festival site. Please don't forget to bring a valid form of I.D. so you can enter the festival without any problems. 

Day tickets will be released in summer 2021 subject to availability. (If the festival hasn't already sold out by then)

HOW IT WORKS

Get Ready: Buy your Love Trails Festival Ticket now, tickets get more expencive the closer we get to the festival

Get Set: Purchase your shower pass, car park pass, or coach ticket if you need it

Go, Go Go!: Come Summer 2021, it’s time to book your chosen Guided Trail Run (small group guided trail running adventure from a selection, 3k to 55k) and/or Marked Course (5k, 10k, 21k or 42k), and any Extra Adventures (e.g. run to surfing, run to rock climbing)

Live The Adventure: Show up this summer for 3.5 days of trail running, adventure & music. Get ready to #EarnTheParty!

Love Trails Festival starts in the evening of Thursday 1st July, and goes right through until midnight on Sunday 4th July. Camping is open from the afternoon on Thursday 1st July to midday on Monday 5th July.

New for 2021 we have a festival "Outpost" in the Brecon Beacons. A 1hr coach transfer from Love Trails, tickets to get to the Outpost from the main Love Trails site cost extra. Love Trails veterans (those that have been at least one year already) get the chance to book tickets to the Outpost before anyone else.
The Outpost is a chance to run in the mountains for a day, before coming back to the Love Trails site in time for the music and party! One moment you'll be running epic ridge lines in the sky in, the next you'll be back at Love Trails enjoying the music and festival vibe!

Yes! :) There are plenty of shorter (5km or less) runs across the weekend. Join a 'How To Trail Run' workshop running daily which are suitable for complete beginners.

Love Trails Festival has guided, socially paced runs, not races. The Guided Trail Runs at Love Trails will be categorised by three different pace groups. The paces are based on what a runner would usually run on road, and these will differ and vary on the trails due to terrain, elevation, and for the safety and benefit of the group.

Falcons  (roughly 4:00-5:30 min km)
Falcons are strong and experienced runners and used to smashing out hills for breakfast on a daily basis. 4:30min/km are absolutely no problem for Falcons on the road, and they're training several times a week. Join the Falcons for a pacey run at the front of the pack.

Foxes  (roughly 5:30-07:00 min km)
Foxes are up for a good time and quite happy running a 10km in just over an hour. Foxes are fairly confident on the trails, and love flying up and down the hills whilst holding a conversation.

Hares  (roughly 7:00-9:00 min km)
Hares are out for a jolly, to enjoy the trails, and to have a good natter with their friends. Hares is the ultimate social pace, no racing, no pressure, just able to run comfortably at above 09:00min/km

EXTRA ADVENTURES

Extra Adventures are experiences at Love Trails that require pre-booking. For example, Run to Surfing, Run to Coasteering, 1:1 PT Sessions, etc.

Booking open for Extra Adventures (e.g. Run to Surf or Run to Coasteering) and Extra Workshops (e.g. 1:1 PT sessions, or sky running) in summer 2021. All ticket holders will be sent a link, info and plenty of reminders.
If you don't think you are getting our emails, please check your junk mailbox. If you still can't see anything, drop us an email.

If there is availability on the extra adventures, then these can be booked at the Info Point at the festival. It is best to book in advance when they go on sale online, to avoid disappointment as they are very popular.

WHAT TO BRING

Yes! Love Trails Festival welcomes all ages and is a family-friendly environment. Children can enjoy a whole host of kids activities and crafts, as well as the surrounding area of the Gower Peninsula.
We have 3 different child ticket options;
•   Child: 0-4yrs
•   Junior: 6-11yrs
•   Teen: 12-17yrs

Yes! We love dogs and well behaved dogs are more than welcome as long as they are kept on the lead at all times. Please make sure your dog is comfortable around large crowds.

Love Trails Festival is packed out with healthy & nutritious food trucks serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night snacks and light bites, so there really is no need to bring anything at all to the festival food wise, but you are allowed to bring your own food.

Please don't bring any alcohol to Love Trails Festival. We are a very small, grass roots festival and we rely on our bars to cover the cost of putting the event on. In any case, no pre-purchased alcohol is allowed to be brought onto the festival site and our security team reserve the right to enforce this.

Love Trails Festival bars operate a 'Challenge 21' policy and we reserve the right to ask to see a valid form of identification (passport or driving licence) if we think you look under the age of 21.

Under no circumstances should you bring any of the following to Love Trails Festival:
•   Glass – absolutely no glass is allowed on site for safety reasons
•   Large stereo systems
•   Illegal substances / drugs
•   Alcoholic drinks
•   Large stereo systems
•   Portable laser equipment and pens
•   Unauthorised professional film or video equipment
•   Air Horns
•   Fireworks, flares or Chinese Lanterns
•   Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
•   Animals (other than very well behaved dogs, see Dogs at Love Trails Festival section above) Gas Canister

VOLUNTEERING

Yes! If you’re interested in volunteering at Love Trails Festival, 
please apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCSA-jG78MoDjE99pSHaRb4i_2zNSUNqqhiDGq6jDG_mUbqA/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you have any questions about volunteering, please email sarah@lovetrailsfestival.co.uk

COVID-19

Tickets for Love Trails Festival 2021 go on sale Monday 30th  November. We currently have limited availability because almost everyone that had a 2020 ticket has rolled their ticket over to 2021.

The date has been confirmed, Love Trails Festival next year takes place over the 1st-4th July 2021!

The best way to stay the loop with plans for next year's festival is to sign up to our mailing list. You can do that via the 'SIGN UP' button at the top of our website.

If you purchased your ticket on or after Monday 30th November 2020, and Love Trails Festival 2021 can't go ahead due to Covid-19, we are able to commit to giving you a full cash refund (less 5% Booking Fees)

LOCATION

Love Trails Festival 2021 is taking place at Weobley Castle, West Castle Farm, Llanrhidian, Swansea SA3 1HB.

New for 2021 we have a festival "Outpost" in the Brecon Beacons. A 1hr coach transfer from Love Trails, tickets to get to the Outpost from the main Love Trails site cost extra. Love Trails veterans (those that have been at least one year already) get the chance to book tickets to the Outpost before anyone else.

By Train

Arriving by train is the easiest and most environmentally friendly choice, so please consider this first when planning your journey.

Swansea Station is the closest largest station. Trains run direct from London Paddington in three hours and from Cardiff in under one hour. For journey times and routes please visit www.gwr.com.

Gowerton Station is also close to the festival site, and an 11 minute train from Swansea, with trains running every 20 minutes.

From Gowerton Station or Swansea Station, you can easily take a taxi to the Love Trails Site. The journey time from Swansea is approximately 35 minutes and costs around £25, so it's worth filling the seats.

By Coach

In 2020 we're going to be putting on more journeys from across the UK, at an affordable rate, making the coach is more appealing option than travelling by car. Information about coach travel will be launched in February 2020.

By Bike

If you're thinking about travelling by bike to Love Trails - well done for reducing your carbon footprint! We have launched an exclusive ‘Cycle to Love Trails Festival’ event. Please email sarah@lovetrailsfestival.co.uk for more information

By Car / Campervan

If you are driving to Love Trails Festival, please try and fill your seats to help lower your carbon footprint. It also helps split the cost of fuel and helps others looking for a lift. You can post in our friendly Love Trails Festival Facebook Group about car sharing.

If travelling by car, please follow signs for Weobley Castle, and then the event signage put out for your direction. Arrival information will be sent out to attendees in the weeks leading up to the festival.

By Plane
If you need to fly, then the closest airports are Cardiff Airport or Bristol Airport. Overseas flights are more regular to London Airports, so check your route on Sky Scanner and choose the best option for you.

CAMPING

Included in your weekend festival ticket is 4 nights of camping at Weobley Castle Farm, Thursday - Monday. You’ll need to bring your own tent and camping gear.

Love Trails Festival is a clean and tidy festival, but if you still think camping isn’t for you, there are plenty of Airbnb’s or local hotels close to the festival site.

Yes. Campervan passes must be purchased separately, and you’ll park in a separate field to other cars and tents.

No. If you would like to sleep in your van, you need to purchase a campervan pass and park in the designated campervan space. We can’t allow anyone to sleep in the car park.

The car park and camping fields are separate, but it is only a short walk between them. It is not possible to drive your car and park next to your tent, even just to unload.

The distance between each camping area and the main festival field is a short walk, about 10 minutes maximum.

MARKED COURSES

What we are calling ‘Marked Courses’, are all-new for 2021. These are marked and supported routes, starting and finishing at the festival site. You'll also get a beautifully made medal for completing one! They aren't timed runs, and so aren't officially races. Love Trails is a non-competitive running event. At Love Trails we believe the experience of a run trumps how quick you can run. You get to pick 1 Marked Course to take part in as part of your Love Trails weekend. Pick from 5km, 10km, 21km or 42km marked course options.

You can log in and book your chosen marked course (5km, 10km, 21km or 42km) in summer 2021. Don’t worry, you’ll receive plenty of reminders and updates via email.

Each Marked Course will take place once across the weekend, but there will be several waves to choose from. Each wave will have a mass start, so everyone sets off together, but you don’t have to run together!

Runners are responsible for their own safety and kit whilst out running on a marked course. What you take with you depends on what distance you are running, but we would advise taking / wearing the following;
•   Trail shoes with a decent tread
•   A running rucksack / bag
•   Hydration for the duration you will be out
•   Food and nutrition
•   A mobile phone

GUIDED TRAIL RUNS

Guided Trail Runs are small group (max 30 people) guided trail runs that start and finish at the Love Trails Festival site. You will be lead in a group by an experienced Run Leader. You get to pick 1 GTR to take part in as part of your Love Trails experience.

Guided Trail Runs each vary in distance from roughly 3km to 55km. Please only pick a guided trail run if you can definitely complete that distance.

You can log in and book your chosen Guided Trail Run (GTR) in summer 2021.

The Guided Trail Runs at Love Trails will be categorised by three different pace groups. The paces are based on what a runner would usually run on road, and these will differ and vary on the trails due to terrain, elevation, and for the safety and benefit of the group.
Falcons  (roughly 4:00-5:30 min km)
Falcons are strong and experienced runners and used to smashing out hills for breakfast on a daily basis. 4:30min/km are absolutely no problem for Falcons on the road, and they're training several times a week. Join the Falcons for a pacey run at the front of the pack.
Foxes  (roughly 5:30-07:00 min km)
Foxes are up for a good time and quite happy running a 10km in just over an hour. Foxes are fairly confident on the trails, and love flying up and down the hills whilst holding a conversation.
Hares  (roughly 7:00-9:00 min km)
Hares are out for a jolly, to enjoy the trails, and to have a good natter with their friends. Hares is the ultimate social pace, no racing, no pressure, just able to run comfortably at above 09:00min/km on road.

Guided Trail Runs are capped at maximum of 30 people. On some occasions there may me more or less in each group.  

Runners are responsible for their own safety and kit whilst out running on a guided trail run. What you take with you depends on what distance you are running, but we would advise taking / wearing the following;
•   Trail shoes with a decent tread
•   A running rucksack / bag
•   Hydration for the duration you will be out
•   Food and nutrition
•   A mobile phone

HOW WE’RE BEING GREEN

Travel is typically the largest source of emissions from live events. We’re working with the charity ecolibrium to tackle these impacts. Next year, in 2021, we’re reducing carbon emissions wherever possible by offering more sustainable ways to get to Love Trails Festival (including coach packages and Cycle to Love Trails Festival.) We’re also giving you the option to balance unavoidable travel emissions through ecolibrium’s Trees+ programme which supports three projects; tree planting in the UK, the protection of areas of threatened rainforest, and a community led project reforestation programme in Northern Malawi.

ecolibrium is a live events industry response to the climate crisis – a community of events, festivals, suppliers, artists and music companies taking action to reduce travel impacts and invest in climate solutions. Since 2015, ecolibrium has worked with over 55 events and 40 suppliers to balance the carbon emissions from over 13 million travel miles. They provide resources, tools, advice and inspiration to reduce travel emissions and invest donations in supporting ecosystem protection, reforestation and clean energy generation. Visit ecolibrium’s website to find out more: www.ecolibrium.earth

You can balance your travel emissions when you buy your ticket. Simply add the ‘£5 carbon balancing donation’ option at check out – you can add as many £5 donations as you wish.

For every £15 donated, 1 tonne of CO2 will be balanced with 4 trees planted in UK, 1 acre of threatened rainforest protected, and 3 trees planted in Northern Malawi.

Love Trails 2019 saw the rise of the Vegware cup. Although this looked like a plastic pint cup, they were made from renewable, recycled materials, and were all composted with food waste by our on site waste management team. In 2021, we're going to ensure our bar is yet again stocked with fully recyclable or compostable pint cups, and all our food vendors are supplying recyclable cutlery, plates and coffee cups.

In 2021 we’re delighted to be using Natural Event toilets, instead of environmentally damaging porterloos. Natural Event provide compost loos that are waterless, chemical free, and the end product can be used as compost to prevent the use of chemical fertilisers. Compost loos are also way more efficiently transported than porterloos because of the reduced truck movements with 150 compost loos fitting on the same lorry as oppose to 26 portaloos!

In purchasing a ticket to Love Trails Festival, we ask attendees to commit to our Greener Pledge, by agreeing to these simple rules. 


  • I will only stick to marked trails and pathways and avoid the disturbance of any animals

  • I will use the recycling and waste bins provided and not drop litter anywhere

  • I will try and limit myself to a two minute shower

  • I will leave no trace whilst out running, or on the festival site

  • I will only use the toilets provided and not pee on the land or in the waterways