Food & Drink
Can I bring my own alcohol?
Yes – although you can’t bring any glass on site, and we do have a very reasonably priced and well stocked bar. Please note, any glass containers found will be confiscated and returned on departure.
What are the bar prices like?
Amazing!! And as it happens, similar to Oxfordshire pub prices; Overland beers are beautifully kept and just £3.00 a pint.
What does the bar stock?
An excellent selection of real ales including our very own Overland Pale and Overland Dark, plus lager, ciders, wines and spirits. Beers are all cask or keg and beautifully kept.
Can I bring my own food?
Yes – although you can’t bring any glass on site. Stew on arrival is complimentary and we do have a selection of hot food for sale at breakfast, lunch and dinner times during the weekend.
What food is available?
We always provide a ‘taste of the world’, ensuring that authentic food vendors are on site to enable you to enjoy a global culinary experience throughout the weekend.
Can I bring my own food to barbeque?
Yes – there are communal barbeque facilities on the campsite for you to use. If you don’t want to bring charcoal with you we have a stock available to buy in the Overland shop. Disposable barbeques are not allowed.
Is there an under cover eating area?
Is water freely available?
What about tea and coffee?
Tickets & Admission
Will I be sent tickets when I buy my Event Passport?
Are there any Day Tickets?
No, we DO NOT sell Day Tickets, either in advance or on the day. The Overland Event is a uniquely immersive experience with a very relaxed atmosphere which comes from having a stable community developing onsite throughout the event rather than a new population arriving and departing each day.
I can’t come for the whole weekend, can I still arrive on the Saturday?
Yes – but you’ll still need an Event Passport which covers the whole weekend (see above). If you can’t make the whole weekend then you can’t get to see all of the speakers or get fully immersed in the event, so we encourage you to arrive on Friday (or Thursday night when there will be entertainment in the bar!) but you’ll receive a warm welcome whenever you arrive.
Do you offer refunds?
No. As per our terms and conditions, the entry ticket (“Event Passport”) amount you pay is non-refundable.
What is the cut-off date for advance ticket sales?
Advance sales of Event Passports for the Winter Warmer usually sell out within a few weeks of going on sale so we've never had a cut-off date...
Can we go on and off site after we arrive?
When does the gate open?
What if the Registration Tent is closed when I arrive?
Do I need to show my wristband every time I come back on to the site?
Can I stay on Sunday night and leave on Monday morning?
Health, Safety & Security
What about security?
Obviously we won’t put our security arrangements online, but rest assured we are committed to your safety and to preventing bike thefts! However, an essential part of that is vigilance and common sense preparation by everyone. If you see ANYONE on site without a wristband, either challenge them yourself or contact an organiser (by grabbing anyone with a radio), likewise with reporting any suspicious activity. Also, do lock up your bike just as you would normally. You can even make new friends by chaining bikes together…
What happens when I arrive?
Can we have a fire on the campsite?
Is there first aid cover?
What are the rules about smoking on site?
Accomodation & Facilities
How much camping space is there?
The site has ample, perfectly level camping space so if you want to be well away from everyone there is certainly room.
What are the toilets like?
Are there showers available?
Is there a limit on tent size?
Programme & Activities
What is the full timetable?
The most up-to-date schedule will be on display around the site and emailed to you beforehand.
Will print-outs of the schedule be available on site?
Not as handouts, no, because we’re keen to minimise waste and avoid littering the venue site. However, the schedule will be displayed on posters around the site, so you’ll always have easy reference to what’s going on.
What time do the bands finish? Will I be kept awake by music if I camp?
Is there mobile phone reception?
What's different about the Overland Event? Is it just another bike rally?
The Overland Event is founded in the written word – all of our presenters are either published authors of books about their travels, have written for Overland Magazine, or are film makers. Because the Overland Event doesn’t have Day Tickets, it is an immersive experience and has a uniquely relaxed atmosphere. Over the course of the Event you become part of a community of Overlanders.
Is smiling mandatory?
How can I help out?
Contact us and offer to volunteer! We need help with everything from registering new arrivals to checking the bins and providing first aid cover – the event couldn’t run without our fabulous volunteers.
What is access like for people with disabilities?
There is step-free access to all key areas of the site, but if you would like us to reserve a camping area for you near to the main areas then please contact us in advance.
Is there a cashpoint on site?
Can I pay by card?
What do I need to bring?
Is there WiFi?
Is there somewhere to charge a mobile phone?
What if the weather is bad?
Can I bring a dog?
Can I bring my camper van?
We don't have many rules at the Winter Warmer, but we ask that you observe the following...
No glass. Reserve a campervan space if you want it and please wear your wristband. Be sociable!