PYLON GROUND

Photo Credit: Kai Mortensen
Photo Credit: Kai Mortensen

🗂  CATEGORY
Regular Camp

📍  LOCATION
Northwest

🚪  ACCESS
Gate A / D

🅿️  CAR PARK
Yellow

👣  PYRAMID WALK
Approx. 15 Minutes

🪦  FINAL YEAR
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DESCRIPTION

Like Rivermead and Darble, Pylon Ground was one of the campsites which first appeared on the Festival map as a public camping field in 2011 when Glastonbury expanded its fence-line to the West in order to provide lots of additional camping space and ensure everyone is able to pitch their tent within the Festival grounds.

That said, some colour changes to the new Glastonbury 2022 map suggest a portion of the Pylon Ground campsite has now switched from public camping to staff camping.

Looking at the image above, it’s pretty self-explanatory how Pylon Ground got its name – as you can expect to encounter a pylon tower or two in these fields.

The ground here is flat for the most part and thus less likely to suffer from any floods if it starts raining. Furthermore, there is less foot traffic in this field in comparison to the neighbouring Darble and therefore might be the better located and somewhat quieter.

The John Peel Stage or Silver Hayes area are just a few minutes’ walks away, while it can take more than 20 minutes to reach the nightlife areas (i.e Shangri-La, Naughty Corner) which are located at the other end of the Festival site.

Pedestrian Gate A is the closest access point to this field, but Gate D isn’t very far either.

PROS & CONS

👍  PROs
  • Great for those arriving via coach to Gate A and want to pitch a tent ASAP or, for when you wake with that horrendous hungover on the Monday morning and can’t imagine scraping what is left of you off the tent floor in order to get back on that coach bound home.
  • Flat ground – which means less likely to flood if it gets wet as well as a nice horizontal surface to lay your head on at night.
  • There’s usually still lots of space to pitch tent late into Thursday.

👎  CONs
  • Far away from the nightlife shenanigans – Shangri-La and the likes.
  • As you’d expect, Pylon Ground has, Pylon buzz. The towers output a mild buzz which isn’t in favour of light sleepers.

⚖️  SUMMARY

Great the late arrivals looking for a green grass patch to pitch their tent. For the lazy f*ckers who can’t be bothered walking more than 2 steps further than the coach station drop-off. For the cyclists. And for those who don’t mind a little pylon buzz.

ON THE MAP

Pylon Ground - Glastonbury 2019 - Map - 3000 × 2022 - sqshd

NEAREST AREAS & STAGES

ADJACENT CAMPING FIELDS

Darble

Northwest ↖

Rivermead

Northwest ↖

NAVIGATION