British ploughing on the Chatsworth Estate

  • The Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire will be host to this years’ British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival when the event is held at Glapwell, North East Derbyshire on 8th and 9th October 2022 by kind permission of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire

Ploughing entries are now in and over 240 ploughmen and women will be travelling from all corners of Great Britain to take part in the Championships, vying for the titles in their respective discipline.  The top 10 reversible and conventional ploughers from the first day will compete in a ‘Plough-Off’ Final on the second day, hoping to win the title and a place to represent England in next year’s World or European Championships.

The top 10 competitors in the vintage trailed, hydraulic, classic and classic reversible classes will again win a place in their respective ‘Plough-Off’ Final again to win the title and hopefully a place to compete in the 2023 European Vintage Ploughing Championships.

There will also be classes for the stylish high-cut tractor ploughing, crawler tractors, horticultural, Ferguson, Ford & Fordson and David Brown.  Finally, on both days there will be the crowd-pulling heavy horses which should be a sight to see with 16 pairs entered in the general purpose ploughing class on the Saturday and twelve ploughing in the high cut class on Sunday.

Discounted tickets are available online with extra discounts for ‘early birds’ before 31st August.   For further information visit