Fancy sleeping under the stars? Chief Scout Bear Grylls recently declared spending a night under the stars as a must in his Kids’ Manifesto. We thought we'd help make it happen with some favourite campsites for stargazing...

23 November 2017

Such was the popularity of this article that the eagle-eyed amongst you will spot it's actually more than 10 now!  We have augmented with some of our very own reader's suggestions - keep 'em coming...

1. Exmoor National Park

Perfect Pitch: Exmoor House Caravan Club Site

Exmoor camping

2. Bedruthan, Cornwall

Perfect Pitch: Carnon Downs Caravan Park

Cornwall camping

3. North York Moors

Perfect Pitch: Knaresborough Caravan Club Site or The White Swan, Newton Upon Rawcliffe

North Yorkshire Moors camping



 4. Galloway Forest Park

Perfect Pitch: Garlieston Caravan Club Site or the Moffat Camping and Caravanning Club Site

5. Tay Forest Park, Perthshire

Perfect Pitch: Scone Camping and Caravanning Club Site

6. Powys, Wales

Perfect Pitch: Rhandirmwyn Camping and Caravanning Club Site or Fforest Fields Caravan and Camping Park

7. Kielder Water and Forest Park

Perfect Pitch: Kielder Water Caravan Park

8. Brecon Beacons

Perfect Pitch:  Brecon Beacons Caravan Club site 

 9. South Downs

Perfect Pitch: Graffham Camping and Caravanning Club Site

10. Grizedale Forest Park, Lake District

Perfect Pitch: Coniston Park Coppice Caravan Club Site

 11. Leigh Woods, Bristol

Surprisingly, you may not have to travel far from a city to find a spot for stargazing. Sites sufficiently shielded from street lights, security lights or approaching cars to offer a good view of the night sky can be found near some of our largest cities, one of these is a grassy clearing within Leigh woods, a broadleaf woodland on the plateau high above the Avon Gorge, with good sightlines to the night sky.

Perfect Pitch: Baltic Wharf Caravan Club Site

 12.  Snowdonia, Wales

Perfect Pitch: Cae Du Campsite or Bryn Dinas Camping Pods or Beddgelert Campsite

13. Glencoe, Scotland

Perfect Pitch: Red Squirrel Campsite or Glencoe Mountain Campsite


To help here's some top tips for stargazing from the National Trust:



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