Those who looked at the night sky yesterday were treated to a ‘brilliant’ show of stars and I was in the perfect place to take advantage of the clear night – I was camping near Ashbourne in the Peak District.
As the temperatures fell to close to 3 degrees, I should have been in my tent making use of the everything I bought with me to keep warm, but instead I was out on my tent’s small porch looking up – I am sure I am not the only one to stare up at the night’s sky in utter amazement.
Of course you don’t have to go camping to enjoy the night sky, but it helps! I remember discovering, through a friend, the Carre d’Etoile – accommodation specifically designed for its dwellers to enjoy the sky at night. The Carre d’etoile was designed by french couple, Louis and Nathalie Blanco and features a circular window above the bed that opens up the sky to those lying down.
The carre d’etoile, which would come under the umbrella of ‘glamping’, is offered in a number of locations across France and is perfect for a short break. For more information, please visit the Carre d’etoile website.
I am Will Goodridge, I founded ISpyCamping.com in 2010, a comparison website for family camping holidays across Europe.
This is my camping blog. My stories from camping trips, either with my family exploring different locations or on my own as I meet the people who own campsites and holiday parks around Europe.
As a dad of two young children, I get to experience the highs and lows of family holidays like everyone else and see at first hand what works and what doesn’t.