Camping in Darble at Glastonbury Festival

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Darble Campsite at Glastonbury Festival

This article is part of our series of guides to the different campsites in Glastonbury Festival. Darble is a mostly flat campsite on Gate A’s doorstep.

Updated for 2023!

If you’re wondering where to camp at this year’s Glastonbury Festival and you’re considering Darble, keep reading to find out whether it’s right for you!

First up – Glastonbury is not like other festivals, the various different campsites do not have barriers between them and the arena/entertainment areas. Once you’re in through the main gates, you can pretty much explore everything inside the festival.

Camping in Darble Ground

The Darble campsite is located in the northwest area of the festival and is easily accessible through Gate A.

It’s easily accessible because as soon as you enter through Gate A, you’ll find Darble right in front of you! It’s perfect for those of you who want to set up camp as soon as you arrive.

The Pyramid Stage is just a quick 15-minute walk away.

Darble is an excellent choice for those who arrived via coach or bicycle, as the reserved bicycle camp is immediately North of Darble.

However, keep in mind that it’s further away from nightlife areas and it may be busy due to the high foot traffic.

If you’re looking for a spot that’s easy to get to and perfect for those arriving by public transport or bicycle, Darble is the spot for you.


  • Flat ground, great for those who need a nice level place to lay their heads!
  • Less likely to flood than other places further down the festival.
  • Usually has some space for those arriving late.
  • Great for those arriving by coach or bus.


  • Darble is the furthest campsite from nightlife in the South East Corner, and some of the main stages.
  • You will have a lot of foot traffic from Gate A especially on the first 2 days.
  • Following the loss of Pylon Ground general camping, this area may fill up much quicker than in previous years.


Best Place to Park for Darble

Park in the yellow carpark for the quickest entry and escape!

Best Gate to Access Darble

Enter the festival through Gate A.

Is Camping in Darble Right for You?

Darble would be right for you if:

  • You are looking to camp close to parking and your gate.
  • You are fine with walking that bit extra to reach the real nightlife.
  • You are exhausted from the coach ride in and need to set up and sleep!

Darble Camping Alternatives

Other areas near by you can also try:

For those who may not know, Glastonbury Festival is one of the biggest and most iconic music festivals in the world, taking place annually in the UK. This five-day extravaganza is like a magical kingdom, where the music never stops and the good vibes flow 24/7. The line-up is always a who’s who of the music industry, with past headliners including the likes of Beyoncé, Adele, Paul McCartney and Ed Sheeran.

But Glastonbury isn’t just about the music. It’s an immersive experience that’s hard to put into words. Imagine wandering through the lush fields, taking in the colourful and eclectic art installations, and getting lost in the diverse array of food and craft stalls. It’s like stepping into an entirely different world, where anything is possible.

One of the things that makes Glastonbury so special is the sense of community. The festivalgoers are a diverse group of people from all walks of life, but for five days, we’re all one big family. The vibe is so positive and inclusive, it’s impossible not to feel uplifted and connected to everyone around you.

See you on the farm!

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