UK Campsites under Dark Skies

Where to find the UK Campsites for Stargazing that Camping and stargazing are two activities that go together perfectly!
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Scotland

  • Argyll
    –  Resipole Holiday Park, Loch Sunart  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 2)
  • Ayrshire
    –  Barrhill Hoilday Park, Barrhill, Girvan, Ayrshire (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
    –  Culzean Castle CCC, Culzean, Ayrshire  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Walled Garden Caravan & Camping Park, Kilkerran Crosshill, Maybole, South Ayrshire  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
  • Caithness
    –  Ferry View Night Stop, Gauze Cottage, Gills Bay, Canisby, nr John O’Groats,  Caithness  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 2)
  • Dumfries and Galloway
    –  Auchenlarie Holiday park, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfires and Galloway  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
  • Lanarkshire
    –  Lettershaws Farm C S, Abington, Biggar, Lanarkshire  (website / mapBortle Scale: Class 4)
  • Highlands
    –  Grummore Caravan Club Site, Altnaharra, Lairg, Highlands  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 1)
  • Newcatleton & District Community Trust
    Borders Glamping, Flatt Farm, Newcastleton, Scottish Borders (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
  • Wigtownshire
    –  Knock School Caravan Park, Galloway (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 2)
    –  Whitecairn Holiday Park, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
  • Isle of Mull
    –  Shieling Holidays, Craignure, Isle of Mull  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
  • Stirling
    –  Milarrochy Bay CCC, Balmaha, Loch Momond, Stirling  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
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England

  • Cambridgeshire
    –  Stroud Hill Park, Pidley, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
  • Cheshire
    – Belmont Hall Certificated Site, Warrington Road, Great Budworth, Northwich, Cheshire  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 5)
  • Cornwall
    –  Court Farm,  St Austell, Cornwall  (website / map/ Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Higher Penderleath Caravan & Camping Park, Towednack, Penderleath, St Ives, Cornwall  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Lower Penderleath Farm, Lower Penderleath, St Ives, Cornwall  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Rivermead Holidays, Lower Penquite, St Breward, Cornwall  (website / mapBortle Scale: Class 3)
    –  Ruthern Valley Holidays, Ruthernbridge, Bodmin, Cornwall  (website / mapBortle Scale: Class 4)
  • –  Tollgate Farm Caravan & Camping Park, Budnick Hill, Perranporth, Cornwall  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Travellers Rest Nathania Certificated Site, Nathania, Altarnun, Launceston, Cornwall  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
  • County Durham
    –  Barnard Castle CCC, Lartington, County Durham  (website / map/ Bortle Scale: Class 4)
  • Cumbria
    –  Abbot Park Farm Campsite, Bandrake Head, Ulverston, Cumbria  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Town End Cottage Caravan Site, Laithes, Lake District, Cumbria  (website / mapBortle Scale: Class 4)
  • –  Dalston Hall Holiday Park, Dalston, Carlisle, Cumbria  (website / mapBortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Kendal CCC, Millcrest, Cumbria  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
  • Derbyshire
    –  Bakewell Camping and Caravaning Club Site, Derbyshire  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
  • Devon
    –  Forest Glade Holiday Park, Near Kentisbeare, Cullompton, South Devon  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Kingsmead Centre, Clayhidon, Cullompton, South Devon  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Newberry Valley Park, Woodlands, Combe Martin, near Ilfracombe, North Devon  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  North Morte Farm, Woolacombe, North Devon  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Smytham Manor, Little Torrington, Torrington, North Devon  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
    –  Watermouth Cove Holiday Park, Watermouth, Berrynarbor, near Ilfracombe, North Devon  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Woodland Springs Touring Park, Venton, Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
  • Dorset
    –  Tom’s Field Campsite, Langton Matravers, Isle of Purbeck  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
  • East Sussex
    –  Beech Estate Campsite, Netherfield Hill, Battle , Hastings, East Sussex  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Cedar Gables Camping, Flimwell, East Sussex  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Dogwood Camping, Cackle Street, Brede, East Sussex  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Horam Manor Touring Park, Heathfield, East Sussex  (website / mapBortle Scale: Class 4)
  • Exmoor
    – Lynton CCC, Caffyn’s Cross, Exmoor, Devon  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
  • Gloucestershire
    –  Field Barn Park, Bourton On The Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire  (website / mapBortle Scale: Class 4)
  • Hampshire
    –  Roundhill Caravan Park and Camping, Brockenhurt, New Forest  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
  • Herefordshire
    –  Lucksall CCC, Mordiford, Herefordshire  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Meredith Farm Certificated Site, Llancloudy, Nr Monmouth, Nr Ross On Wye, Herefordshire  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
  • Lincolnshire
    –  Manor Bungalow C L, Friskney, Lincolnshire  (website / mapBortle Scale: Class 4)
  • Norfolk
    –  Kelling Heath, Weybourne, North Norfolk  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
  • Northamptonshire
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    Home Farm, Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
  • North Yorkshire
    –  Abbot’s HouseFarm,  Goathland, Whitby, North Yorkshire  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Bay Ness Farm, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire  (website / mapBortle Scale: Class 4)
  • –  Camp Katur, The Camphill Estate, Kirklington, Bedale, North Yorkshire  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Scarborough CCC, Scarborough, North Yorkshire  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Slingsby CCC, Slingsby, North Yorkshire  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
  • Northumberland
    –  Border Forest Holiday Park, Otterburn, Northumberland  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
    –  Bellingham CCC, Bellingham, Northumberland  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Demesne Farm Campsite and Bunkhouse, Hexham, Northumberland  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Haltwhistle CCC, Burnfoot Park Village, Northumberland  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Hesleyside Huts, Hesleyside, Bellingham, Northumberland  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
    –  Hemscott Hill Farm, Widdrington, Morpeth, Northumberland  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Herding Hill Farm, Shield Hill, Haltwhistle, Northumberland  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Landal Kielder Waterside, Kielder Forest Park, Hexham, Northumberland  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
    –  Kielder Forest, Northumberland  (website / Kielder Observatory / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Rye Hill Farm Certificated Site, Slaley, Hexham, Northumberland  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  The Boe Rigg, Charlton, Northumberland (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
    –  The High Hermitage Caravan Park, Ovingham, Prudhoe, Northumberland  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 5)
  • Shropshire
    –  Westley House Farm, Hem Lane, Minsterley, Shropshire  (website / map / Bortle: Class 4)
  • Suffolk
    –  Forest Camping Tangham Campsite, Butley, Suffolk  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Haw Wood Farm Caravan Park, Hinton, Saxmundham, Suffolk  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Steadings Park Camping and Caravan Site, Newbourne, Woodbridge, Suffolk  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
  • Somerest
    –  Minehead CCC, North Hill, Somerset  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Westermill Farm. Exford, Somerset (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
  • West Sussex
    –  Graffham CCC, Grffham, West Suffolk  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Slindon CCC, Slindon park, West Sussex  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Wild Boar Wood Campsite, Horsted Keynes, Haywards Heath , West Sussex  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
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Isle of Wight

  • Appuldurcombe Gardens Hol Park Isle Of Wight, Wroxall, Isle Of Wight  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
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Isle of Scilly

  • Troytown Farm Campsite, St Agnes, Isles Of Scilly  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 1)
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Wales

  • Aberdaron
    –  Bryn Farm, Aberdaron  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
  • Carmarthenshire
    –  Black Mountain Caravan Park, Llanadog, Carmarthenshire  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
    –  Maesbach Caravan Park, Horseshoe Valley, Ffarmers, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
    –  Rhandirmwyn CCC, Rhandirmwyn, Carmarthenshire  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
    –  Woodland Rise Camping and Caravanning, Fferm Fach, Blaen-y-coed, Carmarthenshire  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
  • Ceredigion
    –  Outer Bounds Camping, Llanrhystud, Ceredigion  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 2)
    –  Ty Rhos Farm Camping & Caravanning, New Quay, Ceredigion  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
  • Gwynedd
    –  Bala CCC, Cefn Ddwysarn, Gwynedd  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Tanrallt Farm, Llangian, Abersoch, Gwynedd  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
    –  Llanystumdwy CCC, Llanystumdwy, Gwynedd  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Penrallt Coastal Campsite. Tudweiliog, Pwllheli, Gwynedd  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
    –  Tynllwyn Caravan And Camping Park, Bryncrug, Tywyn, Gwynedd (website / mapBortle Scale: Class 4)
  • Denbighshire
    –  Penisar Mynydd Caravan Park, St Asaph Rhuallt, Denbighshire  (website / mapBortle Scale: Class 4)
  • Neath Port Talbot
    – Tir Abbey Farm Campsite, Alltwen, Pontardawe, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot  (website / mapBortle Scale: Class 4)
  • Pembrokeshire
    –  Arymwny Camping Wild Wales, Mwny Hwnt, Trefin, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire  (website / mapBortle Scale: Class 3)
    –  Northlodge Eco Camping, Blaenffos, Boncath, Pembrokeshire  (website / mapBortle Scale: Class 3)
    –  The Valley, Llanteg, Narberth,, Pembrokeshire  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 4)
    –  Tir Bach Farm Yurt, Llanycefn, Clundewen, Pembrokeshire  (website / mapBortle Scale: Class 3)
    –  Trefach Country Club & Holiday Park, Mynachlog Ddu, CLunderwen, Pembrokeshire  (website / map
    Bortle Scale: Class 3)
    –  Yet Y Gors Fishery, Manorowen, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
  • Powys
    –  Cosy Under Canvas, Dolbedwyn, Newchurch, Kington, Powys,  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
    –  Doldowlod Old Station Caravan Park, Llanwrthwyl, Rhayader, Powys (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
    –  Powys Pods, GrĂ»g Farm, Bryngwyn, Kington, Powys  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)
    –  Wyeside CCC, Powys  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 3)

 
North Ireland

  • Co Down
    –  The Rock Caravan Site, Slievenaman Road, Newcastle, Co Down  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 5)
  • Magherafelt
    –  The Shepherd’s Rest Campsite, Draperstown, Magherafelt  (website / map
  • Bortle Scale: Class 4)
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Republic of Ireland

  • County Galway
    –  Renvyle Beach Caravan and Camping Park, Clifden, County Galway  (website / map / Bortle Scale: Class 2)

 

 

Please let me know if any of these details are out of date, and/or if I have missed any new events, email me on derek(at)derekscope.co.uk

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