Kielder Forest Spring Star Camp

About this event :

Kielder Forest Star Camp runs from Wednesday 26th to Sunday 30th October.

The Kielder Forest Star Camps are run twice a year, in the spring (usually in Feb/March) and in the autumn(usually in October).

Originally setup and organised by members of Sunderland Astronomical Society(SAS).

All activities on the main day Saturday are free to attend.

Update: as of  22/10/16 non-electrical pitches may still be available available, contact SAS member Lynn via

For either the Spring or Autumn Star camps the costs are as follows:

  • £15 for a electric hook-up tent-pitch (as of 22/10/2016 – fully booked)
  • £12 for a non hook-up tent-pitch (as of 22/10/2016 – some pitches available)
  • Prices are per tent-pitch per night
  • There is a minimum two night stay and fees must be paid up front.

For more information on the Star Camp on where(directions, etc), when and how much and further information, see our Kielder forest Star Camp web page, and/or the Kielder Forest Star Camp Booking website.

All attendances and pitches for the Kielder Forest Star Camp require registration using the booking form on the Kielder Forest Star Camp Booking website.


  1. Due to high demand they  no longer have any hard standing or electric pitches available for the Spring Star Camp although we do have non-electric tent pitches.
  2. The Star Camp is located  in a mobile phone black-spot area. However, there is a site land-line (if required) located at the shower block.
  3. Strict red light rules apply at appropriate the times. So bring relevant red light torches.
  4. Laser pointers should not be used on site.
  5. There is a Red light warm room.
  6. Washing /shower and toilet facilities provided.

If you are interested, please email Lynn at and we can put you on the waiting list if any pitches become vacant.

DID YOU KNOW? Kielder Forest Star camp takes place in Europe’s biggest International Dark Sky Park?

What is more – we are located in the starriest part of the preserve, where light meter readings touch 21.7.

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Your host : Martin Kennedy

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