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Dark Sky Campsites

With a clear view of the stars being high on the agenda for many UK campers, we thought we'd gather together a listing of those UK camping sites that consider themselves to be Dark Sky Campsites - sites which strive to keep light pollution to a minimum so as not to detract from the beauty of the night sky. On these sites you can pitch your very own canopy under the stars and get as technical as you wish about the constellations blinking down on your camp.

Sleeping Under The Stars



The campsites listed on these pages are all special in that they strive to keep light pollution to the absolute minimum on site, so that the night skies can be enjoyed in all of their glory. The site owners know that star gazing is one of the things that their visitors enjoy doing the most - indeed, many of the campsites report that returning guests arrive kitted out with star-charts, binoculars, even telescopes, and look forward on clear nights to the majestic displays of the galaxy from the comfort of their own tent doorway! Most of these Dark Sky Campsites are situated deep in the countryside away from towns and villages, away from floodlights, street and road lighting. With off-site light pollution nil and the potential on-site pollution kept to a minimum, these campsites are ideal for those who want to lay back and wonder at the stars and planets.

Pitch your Canopy Under The Stars



These sites are all very different in the facilities they offer, of course. Some offer glamping, for a truly indulgent camping experience under the stars, with pre-erected bell tents and yurts pitch in truly rural surroundings. Others offer tent camping and touring steeped in the British Countryside far from the light and sound that humans in large numbers seem helpless to avoid creating. Use the 'Things to do' tab listed on each campsites individual listing to find out more about the local area - we provide details, images and reviews of local restaurants, pubs, shops and attractions. You might also find the 'cycle route' tab useful, providing as it does details of the local, regional and national cycles routes in the vicinity of each individual site.
Llanwrthwyl
Rhayader
LD1 6NN
Powys


Pitches: 15
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Static Caravans to Rent
Static Caravans for Sale
Yurts Available
Tipis Available
Bell Tent Pitches
Dome Tent Pitches
Seasonal Pitches
Open: Static Holiday Homes can be hired from March to No...
Caravan Breaks, Touring Pitches, Tipi "Glamping" and Ayurvedic Retreats in the Upper Wye Valley (Gateway to the Elan Valley) near Rhyader in Mid Wale  ...more
Caerwys Rd
St Asaph Rhuallt
LL17 0TY
Denbighshire


Pitches: 72
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Open: Our season runs from 1st March until 15th January....
Penisar Mynydd Caravan Park welcomes you to the beautiful North Wales country side only a few miles from Prestatyn, Rhyl and many other attractions in  ...more
Featured Campsite
Bryncrug
Tywyn
LL36 9RD
Gwynedd


Pitches: 30
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Static Caravans to Rent
Static Caravans for Sale
Seasonal Pitches
Tynllwyn 4 star Caravan, Camping & Touring Park is situated in the picturesque Hamlet of Rhydyronen Only 2.5 miles from the seaside town of Tywyn, the area is a fisherman’s delight with streams, rivers, lakes and sea fishing  ...more
Westermill Farm
Exford
TA24 7NJ
Somerset


Pitches: 60
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Welcome To Westermill Farm Westermill Farm is a traditional 500 acre working hill farm in the heart of Exmoor with a camping site, self catering cottages and farm shop. Exmoor is situated on the north coast of the South  ...more
Little Torrington
Torrington
Devon (North)
EX38 8PU
Devon


Pitches: 45
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Static Caravans for Sale
Rented Lodges
Pods Available
Seasonal Pitches
A family run holiday park in the heart of North Devon. Perfect for a relaxing and quiet family break. Smytham Manor is a quiet holiday park. Set in 23 acres of parkland adjoining the old Manor House which is still used as   ...more
Woodlands, Combe Martin
Near Ilfracombe
EX34 0AT
Devon


Pitches: 120
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Seasonal Pitches
Storage Pitches
Newberry Valley is a peaceful, dog-friendly AA Five Pennant touring and camping park, only a few minutes walk from Newberry and Combe Martin beaches, the South West Coast Path and all the pubs and cafes of the traditional Nor  ...more
Wild Boar Wood, Horsted Keynes
Haywards Heath
RH17 7EA
West Sussex


Pitches: 9
Pitch Types Available
Bell Tent Pitches
Pitches Erected
Open: We open from late April or Early May until the end...
Wild Boar Wood Campsite offers campers real off-grid woodland camping in our pre-erected Bell Tents. (For tent pitches and more bell tents please go t  ...more
Hemscott Hill Farm, Widdrington
Morpeth
Northunberland
NE615EQ
Northumberland


Pitches: 6
Pitch Types Available
Bell Tent Pitches
Open: May to August
The Bells of Hemscott is a unique opportunity to get away from modern life and wind down in traditional canvas Bell Tents. Last year we decided to  ...more
Kingsmead Centre
Clayhidon
Cullompton Devon (South)
EX15 3TR
Devon


Pitches: 80
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Static Caravans to Rent
Yurts Available
Camping and Touring It is possible to pitch a tent or caravan anywhere on the Kingsmead site. The toilet block is located at the top part of the site, adjacent to the static caravans. Electric hookups are available on this  ...more
Llancloudy
Nr Monmouth
Nr Ross On Wye
HR2 8QN
Herefordshire


Pitches: 15
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Static Caravans to Rent
Tipis Available
Bell Tent Pitches
Dome Tent Pitches
Pitches Erected
Seasonal Pitches
Storage Pitches
Open: You are welcome to arrive as early in the day as y...
Ours is a spacious site, over 25-acres of tree lined stream and field. All pitches are on grass. We take up to 5-Caravans and around 15 tents, so th  ...more
Grûg Farm
Bryngwyn
Kington
HR5 3QN
Powys


Pitches: 3
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Pods Available
Powys Pods is a rural retreat hidden away in the Welsh Marches on a working hill farm. We provide an alternative to the traditional camping experience without losing the back-to-nature appeal that so many people seek. Our sit  ...more
Kilkerran Crosshill
Maybole
KA19 7SG
Ayrshire


Pitches: 90
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Our quiet, secluded park is set within the historic Kilkerran Estate, home of the Fergusson family. Surrounded by many specimen trees, the park is well sheltered and is a real suntrap during the summer months. The park's t  ...more
Lower Penderleath
St Ives
TR26 3AF
Cornwall


Pitches: 100
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Open: Open from Easter to November.
Our campsite is located 3 miles from St. Ives beaches and 5 miles from Penzance in the beautiful & quiet countryside of Cornwall. The water on site  ...more
Creacombe Parsonage Farm, Rackenford
Tiverton
EX16 8EL
Devon


Pitches: 50
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Static Caravans to Rent
Bell Tent Pitches
Dome Tent Pitches
Seasonal Pitches
Storage Pitches
Acorns Naturist Retreat is a 400 year old farm, with 13 acres of land, now totally dedicated to naturist guests, be they staying in the farm house bed and breakfast, on the caravan and camping site or in one of our modern mob  ...more
Blaenffos
Boncath
SA37 0JE
Pembrokeshire


Pitches: 5
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Rented Lodges
Pitches Erected
Green, Eco Friendly Camping + B&B in South West Wales Northlodge is a smallholding set in the beautiful Welsh countryside, overlooking the Preseli mountains, ten minutes from the sea. The Organic B&B and site is run on a s  ...more
Nathania
Altarnun
Launceston Cornwall (East)
PL15 7SL
Cornwall


Pitches: 10
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Storage Pitches
Traveller’s Rest is a tranquil, peaceful campsite located in the gorgeous countryside next to Bodmin Moor. Perfect for an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Ideal for Hikers planning to explore you will fi  ...more
Fen Road, Pidley
Huntingdon
PE28 3DE
Cambridgeshire


Pitches: 60
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Welcome to Stroud Hill Park Stroud Hill Park is a privately owned, exclusively adult, touring caravan site in Pidley, Cambridgeshire. The quiet, attractive, rural site provides a central Cambridgeshire location for tour  ...more
Netherfield Hill, Battle
Hastings
East Sussex
TN33 0LL
Sussex


Pitches: 20
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Bell Tent Pitches
Open: The BEECH ESTATE CAMPSITE is now taking bookings...
Beech Estate Woodland Campsite is Eco Camp UK’s second Sussex off-grid campsite with fully equipped Bell Tents and ‘bring your own tent’ Forest Pitche  ...more
Manorowen
Fishguard
SA65 9RE
Pembrokeshire


Pitches: 5
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Static Caravans to Rent
Open: Static caravans are available from Feb 1st to Janu...
Darren and Hannah welcome you to Yet-Y-Gors, a beautiful natural site which has 4 lakes surrounded by unspoilt countryside filled with wildlife includ  ...more
Dalston
Carlisle
CA5 7JX
Cumbria


Pitches: 70
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Static Caravans to Rent
Static Caravans for Sale
Lodges for Sale
Seasonal Pitches
Open: 1st March to 31st January
We are a privately owned, family run static, touring and camping park. On site club house with a licensed bar serving evening meals. We are only   ...more
The Camphill Estate
Kirklington
Bedale
DL8 2LS
North Yorkshire
Pitch Types Available
Tipis Available
Bell Tent Pitches
Pods Available
Pitches Erected
An Unforgettable Glamping Experience In Yorkshire Camp Kátur is coming to North Yorkshire and promises to be a glamping experience with a difference, set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside Camp Kátur will offer a truly  ...more
The Valley, Amroth Road
Llanteg
Narberth,
SA67 8QJ
Pembrokeshire


Pitches: 15
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Bell Tent Pitches
This is a Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site, which accept five caravans or motorhomes and ten tents. The Valley is a beautiful, family run caravan and campsite, in Pembrokeshire, not far from Saundersfoot and  ...more
Dolbedwyn, Newchurch
Kington
Powys
HR5 3QQ
Herefordshire


Pitches: 7
Pitch Types Available
Dome Tent Pitches
Pitches Erected
Award-winning glamping site with domes set in tranquil woodland near Hay on Wye on the Welsh Borders. Award winning Cosy Under Canvas is a woodland glamping site that lends itself to a relaxed, alternative break away from   ...more
Appuldurcombe Road
Wroxall
PO38 3EP
Isle Of Wight


Pitches: 100
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Static Caravans to Rent
Open: April - October
Our idyllic family holiday park is situated within 14 acres of lush secluded grounds, surrounded by beautiful open countryside. We are located in the   ...more
Near Kentisbeare
Cullompton
Devon (South)
EX15 2DT
Devon


Pitches: 80
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Static Caravans to Rent
Static Caravans for Sale
Pods Available
Storage Pitches
Seasonal Pitches
Set in a forest clearing on the Blackdown Hills, between Cullompton and Honiton, Forest Glade Holiday Park provides everything you need for a family holiday or a quiet break out of season. Holiday caravans and level sheltere  ...more
Horseshoe Valley, Ffarmers
Llanwrda
SA19 8EX
Carmarthenshire


Pitches: 44
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Static Caravans for Sale
Storage Pitches
Seasonal Pitches
Open: Reception open 10.00am - 6.00pm Mon-Sun
CARAVAN AND CAMPING PARK ~ peaceful retreat in beautiful countryside Open 1st March – 31st October. STATIC PITCHES, CARAVANS FOR SALE, SEASONAL PIT  ...more
Cackle Street
Brede
TN31 6DY
East Sussex


Pitches: 15
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Open: Open All Year
The Dogwood Cottage Caravan and Camping Site is a secluded Camping and Caravanning Club certificated site situated in the High Weald Area of Outstand  ...more
10 Ipswich Road, Newbourne
Woodbridge
IP12 4NS
Suffolk


Pitches: 80
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Static Caravans to Rent
Storage Pitches
Seasonal Pitches
Open: Reception open for bookings 9am - 6pm
Steadings Park is a quiet rural Sufffolk campsite and caravan touring park situated near Woodbridge in the heart of rural Suffolk. In a tranquil setti  ...more
Robin Hoods Bay
Whitby
YO22 4PJ
North Yorkshire
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Bell Tent Pitches
Dome Tent Pitches
Bay Ness Farm is situated just above Robin Hood’s Bay the location gives some glorious panoramic sea and coastal views. The campsite is situated to the left of the farm buildings it has excellent facilities to cater for bo  ...more
Bandrake Head
Ulverston
LA12 8HW
Cumbria
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Abbot Park is a small, family run hill farm occupying 120 acres within the Lake District National Park. For 60 years on the farm we have raised sheep and cattle along with a number of free range hens. The farm comprises o  ...more
Anfodd, Blaenwaun
Whitland
SA34 0JN
Carmarthenshire


Pitches: 5
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Anfodd Holidays is a small holding, run by Judie and John, with sheep, chickens, ducks and organically produced fruit and vegetables. It offers two delightful Self Catering Cottages and a caravan and camping site. During y  ...more
Budnick Hill
Perranporth
Cornwall (West)
TR6 0AD
Cornwall


Pitches: 37
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Pods Available
Open: Open from Easter to the end of September
Tollgate Farm Caravan & Camping Site is a quiet, family run site set in acres of tranquil countryside, ideally located for all of Cornwall, with easy   ...more
Slaley
Hexham
NE47 0AH
Northumberland


Pitches: 5
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Rented Lodges
Located in Slaley, deep in the picturesque Northumbrian countryside, we are regularly inspected by the Tourist Board so you can be certain that our bed and breakfast or self-catering cottage offers a pleasant and enjoyable st  ...more
Abington
Biggar
ML12 6TA
Lanarkshire


Pitches: 5
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Situated just 3 Miles from the M74 Glasgow to Carlisle road, our Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site and Rally field provides the ideal base in South West Scotland - either for an overnight stop on the way North or  ...more
Warrington Road
Great Budworth
Northwich
CW9 6JA
Cheshire


Pitches: 10
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Open: Site Open all year
Belmont Hall Camping and Caravanning Club site number 118/071 is set in secluded parkland with stunning views over the lake and surrounded by magnific  ...more
Llanycefn
Clundewen
SA66 7XT
Pembrokeshire


Pitches: 24
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Tipis Available
Pitches Erected
Tir Bach Farm Campsite is a small and beautiful place, with outstanding views of the Preseli mountains and surrounding countryside. The campsite has large level terraced pitches for family's, and quiet pitches away from the   ...more
Ty Rhos Farm
New Quay
SA45 9TU
Ceredigion


Pitches: 21
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Static Caravans to Rent
Details This is a Certificated Site (CS). We have 5 hard standing pitches for motor home and touring caravans, all of which have electrical hook-ups, one Gothic Camping Pod for a great glamping experience, and space in our  ...more
Hem Lane
Minsterley
SY5 0AL
Shropshire


Pitches: 10
Pitch Types Available
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Welcome to Westley House Farm. We are a Caravan site 12 miles South West of Shrewsbury. We are a working farm in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. The site has ten pitches incl: 5 super pitches with electric hook ups,   ...more
Hastings Road
lamberhurst
kent
TN5 7QA
East Sussex


Pitches: 30
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Open: Open all year
Cedar Gables is a small site with good facilities, surrounded on three sides by trees. There is a footpath to Bewl Water which is ideal for walkin  ...more
Towednack
Penderleath
St Ives
TR26 3AF
Cornwall


Pitches: 75
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Seasonal Pitches
Dear friends, Chris & Mandy would like to warmly welcome you to Penderleath, our Caravan and Camping Park. We are always on hand to help, making sure that your holiday is really enjoyable and special. Penderleath Park's tr  ...more
Off Wernddu Road, Alltwen
Pontardawe
SA8 3JA
Swansea


Pitches: 40
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Tir Abbey is a small farm situated on top of the Drummau mountain above the Swansea Valley with fantastic panoramic views. The site overlooks the villages of Cimla, Bryncoch, Rhos, Alltwen, as well as Pontardawe and Neath tow  ...more
Ovingham
Prudhoe
NE42 6HH
Northumberland


Pitches: 15
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Seasonal Pitches
Open: Open all year
Gently sloping grassy South-facing Park sheltered on North, East, and West by woods. Secluded peaceful rural haven with abundant wildlife, deer, sq  ...more
Town End Cottage, Laithes
(Lake District)
CA11 0AW
Cumbria


Pitches: 5
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
This site is only available to Caravan Club members About Us Mother and son team, Annette and Ian Noble (Caravan Club members), welcome you to our caravan site. We opened our site in 1976 and we are now in our 37th year  ...more
Mwny Hwnt
Trefin
Haverfordwest
SA62 5AL
Pembrokeshire
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Bell Tent Pitches
Pitches Erected
Come for a short or longer stay. Bring your own shelter. See the stars and hear the sea. Leave that tarmac behind and feel the earth. Walk the old ways. Strip away those outer layers and feel the breeze of freedom. Be a littl  ...more
Troytown Farm
St Agnes
TR22 0PL
Isles Of Scilly
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Bell Tent Pitches
Troytown Farm Campsite In a stunning location, on the waters edge of the remote island of St Agnes, Troytown Campsite enjoys incredible panoramic views across the Atlantic, taking in the Bishop Rock Lighthouse, the rugged   ...more
Venton
Drewsteignton
Exeter
EX6 6PG
Devon


Pitches: 81
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Seasonal Pitches
For Adults only and in the Dartmoor National Park. A touring caravan and camping site for adults only that is situated in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park in Devon. We are surrounded by farm and woodland with some walk  ...more
Bourton On The Water
Cheltenham
GL54 2LF
Gloucestershire


Pitches: 53
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Tudweiliog
Pwllheli
LL53 8PB
Gwynedd


Pitches: 46
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Static Caravans to Rent
Seasonal Pitches
welcome to penrallt coastal campsite Set back from the sea cliffs, with magnificent views over the sea and countryside. Within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Heritage Coastal Path crosses our land The 4 acre  ...more
Lower Penquite
St Breward
Cornwall (East)
PL30 4LY
Cornwall


Pitches: 5
Pitch Types Available
Static Caravans to Rent
Rented Lodges
Rivermead is a delightful country garden holiday park, at the bottom of a private lane surrounded by fields, a stream and with ample parking facilities. Small, quiet, peaceful and relaxing. At Rivermead there are four 4 be  ...more
Fferm Fach
Blaen-y-coed
SA33 6ET
Carmarthenshire


Pitches: 15
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Open: 8am to 8pm Later arrival time by prior arrangement
:Woodland Rise is a peaceful, family run camping and caravan site situated in the Carmarthenshire countryside: It is the perfect place for a relaxi  ...more
Ruthernbridge
Bodmin
PL30 5LU
Cornwall


Pitches: 48
Pitch Types Available
Motorhome Pitches
Pods Available
Seasonal Pitches
Pitches Erected
Open: Log cabins: all year. Wigwams: all year. Bungalo...
Horam
Heathfield
TN21 0YD
East Sussex


Pitches: 100
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Seasonal Pitches
Storage Pitches
Open: March 1st - October 31st
WELCOME TO OUR PARK Excellent rural family-run park Caravans, tents and motorhomes Toilet block with underfloor heating All-weather pitches availa  ...more
Llangian
Abersoch
LL53 7LN
Gwynedd
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Croeso - Welcome to Tanrallt Welcome to our home and the area that we live in - Penrhyn Llyn - Llyn Peninsula. This area, warmed by the gulf stream, is reknowned for its own micro climate, which is often different to the t  ...more
Howgarth Lane
Friskney
PE22 8PQ
Lincolnshire


Pitches: 5
Pitch Types Available
Tent Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
Motorhome Pitches
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