View from Oban Bothy

View from Oban Bothy

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Freaks in the Peaks 8–10th July 2016




8th -10th July 2016


Lymm Youth & Community Centre

11, Bridgewater Street, Lymm, Cheshire WA13 0AB

OS: SJ682873

Link to Streetmap

Lymm is a picturesque Cheshire village situated 5 miles East of Warrington. It offers some superb dancing venues, pubs serving very decent beer (and food!), a microbrewery and brewery tap, teashops, a chippy and loads of eating places. If you’re lucky you might spot Sooty & Sweep!

Visit to find out more!

If you look REALLY hard there’s an arrow in the centre of the maps below that indicates the location of the venue.

Streetmap location

Streetmap location large map


Lymm is served with regular buses from Altrincham and Warrington. Timetables can be viewed here. Altrincham and Warrington have main railway stations

Bus routes


Lymm is easily accessible by road, it’s less than 2 miles from M6 Junction 20.



Indoor camping at the venue: Lymm Youth & Community Centre

The car park adjacent to the Community Centre may <koff!> be very suitable for campervans.

Campsite, 3.5 miles from Lymm: Hollybank Caravan Park

Ibis Hotel adjacent to M6 Junction 20

Lymm Hotel close to the centre of the village

Other hotels can be viewed here

The Bridgewater Canal passes within yards of the Community Centre, overnight mooring is popular.


Lymm Youth and Community Centre is a modern building that offers everything needed for a Freaks weekend…..apart from pans in the kitchens!

Details of the venue can be found on the centre’s website.


Freaks in the Peaks, Lymm 2016

Friday Evening:

Meet at the Centre or at the Spread Eagle pub (100 yards from the Community Centre) for chat, music, singing.


Breakfast (do your own or the very excellent Saxton’s Teashop)

10am: Dance Workshop

1pm: Lunch

4pm: Saxton’s Teashop for tea & buns, or one of the very excellent pubs in the village for something stronger

Evening: communal meal followed by ceilidh.



10am: Walking dance tour. This is an easy walk that takes in the prettiest and interesting parts of the immediate area: Lymm Dam, Bridgewater Canal, Lymm Cross, The TransPennine Trail etc.

Late lunch at the Spread Eagle

4pm: Back to the Community Centre to clean up, lock up and go home.

There are local Morris sides, we hope that at least some of their dancers will come and join in the fun.

Bollin Morris

Thelwall Morris and Lymm Morris

Earl of Stamford Morris


….and if you’ve got this far and you’re wondering what on earth this is all about, check out the Freaks in the Peaks website

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Tractor Porn

AlanR, of 'A Blog on the Landscape' fame, really appreciates this sort of thing.
He'll be along shortly to identify each and everyone of these beauties, snapped at the recent Dunham May Queen ceremony.

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