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Kielder Campsite

Kielder Campsite

Kielder Village, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1ER

Kielder Campsite is arguably one of the best campsites for stargazing in the whole of England! Located on the outskirts of Kielder Village and at the heart of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park the views of the starry skies above during a new Moon period are quite simply breathtaking!

The Milky Way is readily viewable arching across the sky and the “warm room” which is kept open overnight offers respite from any cold weather. As such it’s the perfect location for “Starcamps” several of which are held here throughout the year.

The campsite includes amenities such as hot showers and electric hookups and is the ideal base to explore the surrounding areas walks and excellent mountain bike trails. The nearby Anglers Arms offers great pub food and the cafe at Kielder Castle a hearty breakfast.


Kielder Campsite is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

Stay & gaze - this location benefits from dark skies, relatively low levels of light pollution, is astronomy friendly and suitable for stargazing breaks. If you visit and find that the location is not dark sky friendly please let us know!

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Weather forecast

  • 09/08/22

    21° 5%
  • 09/08/22

    17° 4%
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    14° 1%
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Weather forecast for Kielder (0.8 miles away) updated 09/08/22 at 20:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Kielder Campsite. View these events on a calendar.

  • The People’s Star Party at Kielder – Autumn 2022

    Friday 23rd September 2022 from 16:00pm to Sunday 25th September 2022 12:00pm

    Kielder Campsite, Kielder, NE48 1ER

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  • Kielder Forest Star Camp – Autumn 2022

    Wednesday 26th October 2022 from 12:00pm to Monday 31st October 2022 12:00pm

    Kielder Campsite, Kielder, NE48 1ER

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  • Kielder Forest Star Camp – Spring 2023

    Wednesday 15th March 2023 from 12:00pm to Monday 20th March 2023 12:00pm

    Kielder Campsite, Kielder, NE48 1ER

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  • Kielder Forest Star Camp – Autumn 2023

    Monday 9th October 2023 from 12:00pm to Sunday 15th October 2023 12:00pm

    Kielder Campsite, Kielder, NE48 1ER

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