Campsites to reach for the stars...

Take a look at our edit of some wonderful places to catch an midnight display of splendour...

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

Galloway Forest Park camping

5. Tay Forest Park, Perthshire

Perfect Pitch: Scone Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Perthshire camping

6. Powys, Wales

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

Powys camping

7. Kielder Water and Forest Park

Perfect Pitch: Kielder Water Caravan Park

Kielder water camping

8. Brecon Beacons

Perfect Pitch:  Brecon Beacons Caravan Club site 

 

9. South Downs

Perfect Pitch: Graffham Camping and Caravanning Club Site

South Downs camping

10. Grizedale Forest Park, Lake District

Perfect Pitch: Coniston Park Coppice Caravan Club Site

Grizedale camping

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

Leigh woods camping

12.  Snowdonia, Wales

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

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13. Glencoe, Scotland

Perfect Pitch: Red Squirrel Campsite or Glencoe Mountain Campsite

 

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

 


 

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