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Glastonbury 2022: Where Is The Best Place To Camp?

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Glastonbury 2022: Where Is The Best Place To Camp?

The UK’s best and biggest music festival is just around the corner and thousands of campers are packing their tents and barbecues ready for Glastonbury’s big return. 

After a two year wait, a stellar line up, including the likes of Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, will lead the action at Worthy Farm, which is set to be a scorcher as the UK is shrouded with its first heat wave of the summer. 

From Lower Mead to Pennard Hill Ground, here are all the best places to park your tent at Glastonbury Festival. 

Where Is The Best Place To Camp At Glastonbury Festival 2022? 

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The ‘best’ place to camp for most festival goers depends on what they're looking for. The festival’s 900-acre site means there’s something for everyone when it comes to living quarters, whether you're looking for fun into the early hours of the morning, or are planning to bank in a few good hours of undisturbed rest. 

The areas with the more objective resident guidelines are the family camping areas, which are found in Cockmill Meadow near the Kidz Field and at Wicket Ground just North of the John Peel Stage. 

Everywhere else has atmospheres that tend to manifest from where they are situated within the festival, with some grounds developing their own communities of returning campers throughout the years.

For those wanting to make sure they wake up each morning wide-eyed and ready for a day on Worthy Farm, the Dairy Ground and Bailey’s are often quiet and are slow to fill up.

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A rule to go by is the sites around the edge of the festival are quieter but require a slightly longer walk to the action, but this might be a small sacrifice if you're looking for a good few decent hours sleep.

If you're in a time pinch, and concerned about finding a good pitch when arriving late Thursday or Friday, then Hitchin Hill is your best bet.

Situated on the North side near the family area, it is normally the last to fill up and a good spot for a full night’s sleep. As its slightly further out, it demands a bit of a walk to some parts of the festival, but its quiet evenings will do more than prepare you for it. 

It’s towards the South East of the festival where the party continues once the headliner’s are wrapped up, around Shangri-la, Block 9, and Avalon.

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Campsites around this area are more suited to the party goers, such as Pennard Hill, infamously having its own deeply-rooted culture down to its proud membership to Glasto’s ‘naughty corner’. 

Big ground, whilst relatively quiet itself, boasts an easy commute to both the Pyramid and John Peel stages, with a good view of the former from the site itself. It also helps that it is one of the only locations in the festival with public flushing toilets (since the long-drops after a long day may not be for the faint-hearted). 


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Oxylers holds a similar vibe, being very relaxed with a good central location, but consequently gets busy very quickly, and its low-lying ground means its the first sacrifice is the weather takes a turn. 

With the likelihood of rain in mind, it is a general rule of thumb that campsites set higher up are less likely to flood. Areas of Pennard Hill and Embankment have had issues in previous years, but drainage is always improving. Flooding is less likely to be an issue this year, but keep this in mind if you find yourself parked at the bottom of a field. 

There’s something for all needs and requirements, with all the campsites having their own advantages.

Darble is great for those travelling via Coach of Bus, whereas Spring Ground is reserved for those with disabilities. Cyclist’s Camping, is, surprisingly, where those wishing to get around by bike can set up, whilst Kidney Mead is good for fans of the acoustic stage, despite having some of the busiest toilets of the festival. 

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For the guidelines on camping at Glastonbury Festival 2022, head to the organiser’s website for more information.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Glastonbury, Festivals

Alice Lang
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