Stargazing on Bodmin Moor

Colliford Lake Park Campsite is pleased to announce special booking options for those wishing to Stargaze in Bodmin Moor’s Dark Sky Park. You can come for the evening or stay for up to two nights with our ‘No Deposit – Pay on the Day‘ Stargazing Packages. More details below…

The International Dark-Sky Association has officially designated Bodmin Moor as an International Dark Sky Landscape. In their press release it states ‘Bodmin Moor First UK Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty To Achieve IDA Dark Sky Park Status’

Bodmin Moor First UK Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty To Achieve IDA Dark Sky Park Status Image

The Milky Way seen over Roughtor, the second-highest point on Bodmin Moor. Photo by Mike Wilson.

Astronomy is a challenging hobby, it can be very technical combined with the additional challenge of aligning the weather with astronomical events. Finding a good location with little or no light pollution to observe from is fundamental to being able to obtain the best results. With our offer we can help you to optimise the experience by offering one of the best locations and removing the need to commit, financially, before you’re sure of ideal conditions.

Colliford Lake Park Campsite is centrally placed in the Bodmin Moor Dark Sky Park placed, as it is, on the edge of the 900 Acre Colliford Lake. the site is only a few minutes from the A30, Cornwall’s major road artery. The Campsite itself is ideally placed to observe from with it’s lack of local light pollution and open views to the horizon. We are able to offer a wild camping experience with a few modern necessities like flushing toilets, hot showers, as well as common kitchen and laundry facilities.


Map showing the extent of the Dark Sky Park with Colliford Lake Park Campsite centrally located adjacent to Colliford Lake

The ‘No Deposit – Pay on the Day‘ Star Gazing offer

If you wish to carry out an all night, or just an evenings, Stargazing then do not book through our normal booking partner PitchUp. Instead email us with your proposed dates and we will confirm availability of a ‘Dark’ pitch suitable for you. There is no deposit to pay and if you decide at the last minute not to come that is not a problem, although if you could advise us if you change your plans it would be appreciated.

The fees, should you actually come, for an overnight stay are as if you had booked through PitchUp but you will need to pay Cash on arrival, sorry we have no Credit or Debit Card facilities. We also offer a discount if you do not wish to stay overnight, please ask. This offer is limited to a maximum of two consecutive nights.

If you would like to discuss your requirements or any of the details you can call us on 07766 583 634 between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday to Saturday or drop us an email at

Up to date weather and moon phase details for the site can be found here at

Bodmin Stargazing Camping is sponsored by Harrison Telescopes for all your Astronomy needs and advice



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