Should You Camp In South Park At Glastonbury?

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South Park Campsite - Should You Camp in South Park 2 at Glastonbury Festival

This article is part of our series of guides to the different campsites in Glastonbury Festival. South Park 1&2 are two public campsites that is well and truly perfect for those looking for calmer nights.

Updated for 2023!

This article covers both South Park 1 & 2 on the same page as they’re both similar.

South Park 2 is slightly more popular than South Park 1. These campsites have a secluded feel as they’re surrounded by hedgerows to the North and the perimeter fence to the South – that being said, it’s literally right on the outer edge of the festival so it’s quite far away from everything.

If you’re wondering where to camp at this year’s Glastonbury Festival and you’re considering South Park 1, keep reading to see whether it’s right for you!

Camping in South Park 1

This small and cozy campsite is nestled close to the festival’s perimeter fence and surrounded by hedgerows, giving it a secluded and intimate feel.

One of the best things about South Park 1 is that it has plenty of camping space, even for those who are rolling in on Thursday!

Just make sure you access the campsite from Gate D, otherwise, you’ll have to walk a good 20 minutes to get to it.

So, if you’re looking for a spot that’s maybe close to The Park area and you don’t mind a bit of a walk to the main stages, then South Park 1 is the spot for you.

But, if you’re looking to be right in the heart of the action, this spot may not be for you. It’s a trade-off, my friend. You decide what’s best for you.

Camping in South Park 2

Are you looking for a camping spot that’s a little off the beaten path but still offers some killer views? Look no further than South Park 2 in the Southwest of the festival grounds.

Located just a stone’s throw away from the Ribbon Tower and nestled right up against the Super-Fence, this little slice of heaven offers some truly breathtaking views by day and by night.

Now, I know what you might be thinking, “But wait, isn’t South Park 2 a bit secluded? Won’t that mean a long walk to all the good stuff?”

Well, while it’s true that it is located on the outskirts of the main festival site, it’s still only a 35-minute walk to the Pyramid Stage and William’s Green.

So, if you’re the type that doesn’t mind a little extra legwork for some peace and quiet, this spot is perfect for you.

It offers spectacular views of the festival site and is close to The Park.

South Park 2 is also on a slope so expect some angled camping.

It’s also worth noting that South Park 2 tends to fill up quickly compared to its neighbouring South Park 1, and there’s a bit of a distance between this site and the majority of the action.

In summary, this is ideal for those who want a little bit of seclusion, amazing views, and proximity to The Park area.

Just keep in mind that it’s a bit of a walk to the main stages. But, hey, who doesn’t love a good pre-festival warm-up? Happy camping!


  • Great Views over the festival.
  • Good for those who like to chill out and relax at their tent.
  • Great place for a good nights sleep.


  • It is against the fence, so pretty far away from most of the festival, be prepared for long walks!
  • Not the best for late arrivals, you may find yourself having walk all the way to the fence.

South Park 1 Location

South Park Location

Best Place to Park for South Park

The only place to park for South Park would be in Orange.

Best Gate to Access South Park

The closest gate is Gate D – all other gates are really far away!

If you are arriving by bus or coach be prepared for a long walk down the length of the festival!

Is Camping in South Park Right for You?

South Park 2 would be right for you if you:

  • Want to have a camp with a view.
  • Need a calm place to retreat to after your day/night of festival fun is over.
  • Are arriving on the first day, Wednesday.
  • Don’t mind longer walks to performances and attractions.
  • Want to stay near venues like Arcadia, The Park and Cineramageddon.

South Park 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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