Camping in Pennard Hill at Glastonbury Festival

Home » Festival FAQs » Camping in Pennard Hill at Glastonbury Festival

Pennard Hill Campsite Glastonbury Festival

Pennard Hill is one of the most popular and lively campsites in the entire festival. It is perfect for those of you who want to rave for hours after sunrise, your don’t mind noise when you’re trying to sleep and you’re committed to getting in those gates as early as possible.

Updated for 2023!

This article is part of our series of guides to the different campsites in Glastonbury Festival.

If you’re wondering where to camp at this year’s Glastonbury Festival and you’re considering Pennard Hill, keep reading to see 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 Pennard Hill

Looking for a camping spot that’s close to the action?

Look no further than Pennard Hill Ground, also known as “Pennards.”

This popular camping spot is located in the southern part of the festival, between The Park, Stone Circle, and Green Fields.

It’s also close to the late-night entertainment areas like Arcadia and the south-east “Naughty Corner.”

But, with great locations always means greater crowds. We’re talking prime Glastonbury real estate here.

Pennards tends to fill up extremely fast, so make sure you arrive early to snag a spot. Although the 2023 festival maps show that the staff/crew camping area in the north of Pennard Hill has moved, making way for loads more general camping!

On the plus side, you’ll be close to The Park, Arcadia, Sacred Space, Healing Field and Green Feature.

Keep in mind that it can get loud, cramped and crowded.

Luckily for the 2023 Festival, we have spotted an additional path through the centre of Pennard Hill, like in other campgrounds where additional paths have been added we can hope that this will help disperse crowds a bit more.

So, if you’re down for a non-stop party and don’t mind the crowds, Pennards is the spot for you.

But, if you’re looking for a more chill camping experience, you might want to look elsewhere.

Pros of Camping in Pennard Hill

  • It’s in the middle of the action with quick access to the east corner at night!
  • Close to Arcadia and the park being next door makes this a prime camping location.
  • Great for people who want to be in the thick of the festival.

Cons of Camping in Pennard Hill

  • Pennards was one of the places that flooded the most in more rainy years. Although new drainage will hopefully sort that out. But still expect lots of mud when it rains!
  • There will be a lot of foot traffic 24-hours per day
  • You have to get here early to get a decent spot away from the paths and toilets.
  • This is going to be a lively and loud place at most times of day and night.


Best Place to Park for Pennard Hill

You should aim for Orange parking.

Best Gate to Access Pennard Hill

The closest gates to Pennard Hill are Gate C or Gate D.

Is Camping in Pennard Hill Right for You?

Pennard Hill would be right for you if:

  • You want to be in the middle of the party.
  • You are planning on going to Arcadia or The Park quite often.
  • You don’t mind noisy and crowded areas.
  • You are arriving early! this place will fill up quickly on the first day.

Pennard Hill 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!

This article is tagged with: