This article is part of our series of guides to the different campsites in Glastonbury Festival. Hitchin Hill Ground is one of the quieter campgrounds located at the northern edge of Glastonbury Festival.
Updated for 2023!
If you’re wondering where to camp at this year’s Glastonbury Festival and you’re considering Hitchin Hill Ground keep reading to see whether it’s right for you!
Camping in Hitchin Hill Ground
Are you on the hunt for a camping spot that offers a picturesque view and a bit of tranquillity at Glastonbury Festival? Hitchin Hill Ground might just be the place for you.
Tucked away at the most northern point of the festival, this regular campground boasts an elevated vantage point of the entire festival, including an awe-inspiring view of the legendary Pyramid Stage which sits just below the campground.
Unlike other camping areas that tend to fill up quickly, Hitchin Hill Ground is known for still having available spots even on Thursday, making it a great option for people who arrive at the festival later. Although be aware that this campground has been reduced in size for the 2023 festival, in favour of providing much needed space to accessible camping.
Plus, being situated on the outer edge of the festival, this campground tends to be quieter, providing a serene retreat from the constant hustle and bustle of the festival.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that this campground is on a slope, so it might be a bit challenging for some.
In summary, this is a perfect campsite for those who desire a campsite with a stunning view, a peaceful atmosphere, and a bit of seclusion when you need it.
So pack your bags, grab your friends, and head to Hitchin Hill Ground for a truly memorable festival experience.
- Great Views across the site and the surrounding area.
- It is a more peaceful and quiet camping area.
- Rarely fills up, so is a for sure camping spot destination for anyone arriving late.
- As the name suggests Hitchin Hill is a hill so expect sloping ground and walking up hill.
- Quite far from the real nightlife,
- Close to family camping.
- Hitchin Hill will be a smaller campground, as the south section over the path is now accessible camping.
Best Place to Park For Hitchin Hill Ground
You should park in the Yellow car park for the best access to Hitchin Hill Ground, as this is the closest.
Best Gate to Access Hitchin Hill Ground
The closest gate to Hitchin Hill Ground is Gate A.
Is Camping in Hitchin Hill Ground Right for You?
Hitchin Hill is a quiet and usually the last resort of late arrivals, but, it is right for you if you:
- Are arriving to the festival on Thursday or later.
- Are ok with long walks to and from your tent to the performances/entertainment you want to see.
- Have friends/family staying in the family camping and want to be nearby.
- Have a quiet night sleeping requirement!
If you find no space in Hitchin Hill Ground, 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!