Should You Camp in Hawkwell Campsite At Glastonbury?

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Glastonbury Hawkwell Campsite

This article is part of our series of guides to the different campsites in Glastonbury Festival. Hawkwell is a public campsite in a great location near the Pyramid Stage.

Updated for 2023!

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

Camping in Hawkwell

Are you ready for a camping experience that’s a little bit different? Look no further than Hawkwell, located on the hill just below Worthy Farm.

You’ll be pitching your tent on a steep incline that may have you sleeping at a 45-degree angle, but the trade-off is a stunning view of The Pyramid stage.

Access to Hawkwell is easy, with gates B and C nearby, and the Yellow and Purple car parks within walking distance.

It’s also just a 10-minute walk to the Pyramid stage.

But be prepared for a bit of an uphill climb back to your tent at night and keep in mind that the incline may be challenging for some, especially for those camping near the top of the hill.

But if you’re looking for a camping spot with great access to transportation and close proximity to the main stages, Hawkwell is a solid option, especially if Michael’s Mead is full.


  • Great photo-worthy views.
  • A central location on the site for camping.
  • Easy access for those arriving by bus or car


  • The field is very steep in areas.
  • Toilets nearby can be pretty busy at peak times of day.
  • The area will be noisy, from passing people to music from stages and stalls.


Best Place to Park Hawkwell

You could reasonably park either on the West side in Yellow or on the East side in Purple.

Best Gate to Access Hawkwell

The closest gates to Hawkwell are Gate A or B depending on what parking you choose.

Is Camping in Hawkwell Right for You?

Hawkwell is right for you if you:

  • Want to be more central with easier access to main routes through the festival.
  • Plan on staying close to The Pyramid stage and John Peel.
  • Don’t mind a bit of a hill.

Hawkwell 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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