UK Ploughing Matches

Ploughing matches are held on a local level throughout the country, with the majority being held during September, October and November although many are now held in the spring.  This list is updated weekly throughout the year.

The Society of Ploughmen accepts no liability for any errors in listings below. You are advised to check with each organiser that the date and venue listed are correct and also check for any coronavirus limitations which may be in place.

January 2022

Saturday, 22nd January, 2022

Three Counties Ploughing Federation

High Common Lane, Austerfield, off the A638 between Bawtry and Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN10 6HA.   For further details contact Debbie Savill on 01777 838720 or 07870 397486.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

February 2022

Saturday, 19th February, 2022

East Riding Federation of Young Farmers Club

Littlethorpe, Rudston, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4JF.  For further details contact Fiona Witty on 01723 890811.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Sunday, 27th February, 2022

Collingham & District Agricultural Society

Station Road (just north of Swinderby Railway Station), Lincolnshire, LN6 9HY by kind permission of G H Chennells (Farms) Ltd. For further details contact Robert Bett on 07903 010773.

March 2022

Saturday, 5th March, 2022

Wimborne St Giles Ploughing Match

Moor Crichel, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5DZ.  For further details contact Nick Rymer on 07771 282822

Saturday, 5th March, 2022 until Sunday, 6th March, 2022

South Yorkshire Charity Ploughing Match & Thorne Ploughing Match

Doncaster, South Yorkshire.  For further details contact David Chappell or Ruth Jones on 01302 840098.  

Saturday, 5th March, 2022

Bath & Trowbridge Ploughing Society

Off A36, close to Hinton Charterhouse, Bath, Somerset.  For further details contact Paul Withers on 07831 841050.

Sunday, 6th March, 2022

Suffolk Vintage Ploughing Society

Ampton Hall Estates, Ampton, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.   For further details contact Paul Rowe on 01449 672645. 

Sunday, 6th March, 2022

Makerfield Ploughing Society

Lancashire.  For further details contact Jeanette Houghton on 07974 170675.  

Sunday, 13th March, 2022

Morville Countryside Club

Newton Farm, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 5LX.   For further details contact Tony Maiklem on 01746 789666.

Saturday, 19th March, 2022

Anglesey Vintage Ploughing Society

Anglesey, North Wales.  For further details contact email or text Glyn Jones on 07786 553464

Saturday, 26th March, 2022

Whitchurch YFC Ploughing Match

Stoke Manor, Market Drayton, Shropshire.  For further details contact Stuart Vickers on 07710 338138.  

Sunday, 27th March, 2022

Salopian Ploughing Society

South side of Shrewsbury, Shropshire.  For further details contact Robert Ball on 07712 640157

April 2022

Saturday, 2nd April, 2022

Herefordshire Ploughing Association

Upper Moraston, Sellack, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6RE.  For further details contact Nigel Morris on 01989 569377

Sunday, 3rd April, 2022

Herefordshire Charity Ploughing Match

Harewood End, Hereford.  For further details contact Jon Cole on 07866 460917

August 2022

Saturday, 20th August, 2022

Northern Counties Ploughing Association

Tyne Valley, Hexham, Northumberland.   For further details contact Reg Wilkinson on 01434 600809.  

Sunday, 21st August, 2022

Northern Area Vintage Ploughing Association (NAVPA)

Tyne Valley, Hexham, Northumberland.  For further details contact Charlie Halliday on  07780 928560.  

September 2022

Sunday, 11th September, 2022

Vale of Glamorgan Ploughing & Hedging Society

Redlands Farm, Bonvilston, Vale of Glamorgan, CF5 6TQ by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Tudor Harris.  For further details contact Sarah Radcliffe on 07855 414759

Saturday, 17th September, 2022

Cruckton & District Ploughing & Hedging Society

Shropshire. For further details contact Karen Pritchard on 01743 884628. 

Sunday, 18th September, 2022

Salopian Ploughing Society -

North side of Shrewsbury, Shropshire.  For further details contact Robert Ball on 07712 640157

Saturday, 24th September, 2022

Morville Heath Vintage Ploughing Club

Shropshire.  For further details contact Tony Maiklem on 01746 789666.

October 2022

Saturday, 8th October, 2022 until Sunday, 9th October, 2022

71st British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival

Chatsworth Estate, near Glapwell, North East Derbyshire.  By kind permission of the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire.
Further information from the Society of Ploughmen on 01302 852469

 

Sunday, 16th October, 2022

North East Derbyshire Ploughing Association

Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire area.  For further details contact Alex Townroe on 07791 109566.  Includes a National Vintage Area Final.

Ploughing Events Across the UK

Ploughing matches are held across the UK and throughout the year. They offer the chance for both novice and experienced ploughmen and women to take part. It's also a fantastic day out for families and people who enjoy the countryside and rural living.

The British National Ploughing Championships


The high point of the British competition ploughing season is the annual British National Ploughing Championships. With classes for conventional, reversible and horse-drawn ploughs as well as vintage tractors and ploughs.

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Local Ploughing Matches


  • East Riding Federation of Young Farmers Club
  • Collingham & District Agricultural Society
  • Wimborne St Giles Ploughing Match
  • South Yorkshire Charity Ploughing Match & Thorne Ploughing Match

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