Dark Skies Locations

If you are interested in astronomy and like the great outdoors but don’t want the city lights then why not hire one of our campervans from Manchester and experience outdoor living both at the same time.

Our campervans are great for couples and small families and can fit up to 4 people and are easy accessible in all car parking spaces (just check for car parks with barriers).

So if your after going on a long trip in your campervan we have 3 places that could entice you to see our solar system.

There are 3 areas to visit within 3 hours drive from picking your campervan up from Manchester you could take in these amazing places you could always visit all 3 with a weeks hire or just spend the week in one place.

Kielder Water and Forest Park, Northumberland

Located in Northumbria National Park just over 2.5 hours north in your campervan from Manchester, this area has been recognised as the darkest of dark sky locations.

With over 250 square miles of woodland to see and explore there really is nowhere else in the UK like this.

Visit the observatory which is located on Black Fell slopes and take in the wonder of our solar system.

Galloway Forest Park, Dumfries & Galloway

This area of the country is only 3 hours from Manchester and by the time you have had your full show round of your campervan it will be perfect to spend your first night under the stars.

This was the first national park to be given Dark Sky status back in 2009 and has its own roll-off-roof observatory for the really keen astronomer.

With over 75,000 hectares of land, you have got an abundance of activities to keep you busy during your campervan holiday.

Why not visit Clatteringshawas Visitor Centre or Bruces’s Stone which commemorates Robert The Bruce’s first victory over an English army in 1307 during the Scottish Wars of Independence.

Lake District National Park

Within an hours drive from Manchester, the Lake District is perfect for a week away in your campervan.

In the most famous of National Parks and the most visited Park in the UK and is renowned for breathtaking views and stargazing at night is the perfect end to your days here; with some of the darkest skies in the county, you don’t even need equipment.

For more info on campervan hire contact Easicampers on 01942 778899