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Leeswood Scout and Guide Activity Centre

Fir Tree Hill

Chandlers Cross


Tel: 01923 233281


Bookings: Shirley Leach, 21 Denmark Street, Watford, WD17 4YA

Lees Wood is a small, intimate site ideal for Beaver Scout or Rainbow outdoor events, Cub Scout Pack or Brownie Pack Holidays, Guide & Scout Camps and District Activities. Recently, some small secluded woodland sites have been brought into use - great for Scout/Guide Patrols! The whole area comprises 7 acres of camping area within a 47 acre woodland, so there's plenty of activity spaces as well, and all of this is just 3 miles from the centre of Watford.


Linnet Clough

Gibb Lane




Tel: 0161 427 1688

Fax: 0161 427 1688


Developed from a working dairy farm, Linnet Clough is an all year round Scout activity centre and camp site with facilities for a multitude of outdoor activities.

We are situated on the Derbyshire and Cheshire border, close to the towns of Marple and Stockport. Manchester is 12 miles away with a direct train service from Marple.

We are also lucky to be on the edge of the Peak District National Park which makes us the perfect base for hiking, mountain biking and climbing, or as an overnight camp or base for expeditions.

At Linnet Clough we have 40 acres of grassland for camping. The camping fields are surrounded on three sides by woods and small ravines, and plantations of trees provide shelter and windbreaks for the camp sites.

Our campsite is suitable for groups and events of all sizes. We also have indoor accommodation to suit large or small groups and a complex suitable for residential training courses or conference sessions.

We have a resident manager who is supported by a voluntary service crew and field warden team.

For further information, for bookings or queries on the accommodation or activities, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

We look forward to welcoming you to Linnet Clough very soon.


Littledale Scout Activity Centre

Littledale Road



Tel: 01524 770268

Text: 07941 907362


Bookings: Mrs Dorothy Ryan, 20 Tan Hill Drive, Lancaster LA1 2JB


Tel: 01524 36646

Littledale Scout Activity Centre is situated south of the village of Brookhouse and is eight miles from Lancaster and the site is only eleven miles from Morecambe Bay. It is set in the Forest of Bowland, which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Littledale is ideal for most Scouting and Guiding pursuits and for DoE expeditions.

The campsite is set in fourteen acres of pleasantly wooded valley, bounded on the west side by Artle Beck.

To the South of the site are the moorland fells of the Forest of Bowland and to the North you may go down to the Lune Valley and the River Lune.

The Campsite is suitable for all types of Camping.

The Beck is not suitable for Canoeing but canoeing is available on the River Lune.


Lochgoilhead National Activity Centre

Shelter Park



PA24 8AQ

Tel: 01301 703217


Set amidst magnificent West Highland scenery, the centre welcomes Scouts, Guides, youth organisations, clubs, special needs groups and students and staff from schools, colleges, and universities. We also cater for individuals and organisations interested in gaining National Governing Body training and awards. We provide a safe and exciting outdoor experience under the guidance of our friendly and enthusiastic staff.


Longcraig Scout Centre

South Queensferry

EH30 9TD


Longcraig is a water activities centre based at South Queensferry (near Edinburgh), Scotland. Each year it enables over 2000 young people from all over the world to experience the thrill and sense of adventure that sailing, kayaking and power boating can offer through two hour taster sessions.

The centre provides RYA dinghy sailing and power boat courses as well as BCU accredited kayaking courses. Although it is primarily a Scout / Guide centre, we also welcome other youth organisations and voluntary groups, to take part in our courses or to book sessions.





Longridge Activity Village

Set in a fantastic Thames Riverside location boasting 12 acres of beautiful water meadows near Marlow. With a private island perched in the Thames, ideal for your own adventure, also providing a quiet backwater to perfect your paddles skills before venturing out.

Comfortably providing camping space for up to 350 people in a variety of size and pitch options. With recently modernized showers and amenities on the site or the real survival experience on the island there’s accommodation and food options to suit every group.

The water based activities are second to none from Kayaking and Canoeing to Bell Boats and Dragon Boats or even build your own raft and “Escape to the Island”. Our land activities range from the heady heights of Climbing and Leap of Faith to the river bank rush of the Giant Swing to Go Karts and ever popular Water Orbs. New for 2016 we are delighted to announce our new LaserTag adventure game set in its own arena. Our activities are all led by an enthusiastic and experienced instructor who ensures a great experience.

Tel: 033 0303 0101

ALF Longridge on the Thames, Quarry Wood Road, Marlow, Bucks SL7 1RE

Longridge is part of the Adventure Learning Foundations (ALF) group of villages


Lorne Training & Activity Centre

30 Station Road



Co Down

BT18 0BP

Tel: 028 9042 5212

Fax: 028 9042 6025


Lorne is a 21-acre estate in Northern Ireland with a house and grounds that provide excellent facilities for all kinds of guiding activities.

It's an ideal location whether you want to stay on site, explore local places of interest or enjoy the scenic beauty of Ulster. The seaside resort of Bangor is just five miles away and Belfast is only eight miles away.

Built in Scottish-baronial style in 1875 by Henry Campbell, Lorne takes its name from the hereditary home of the Campbell Clan in Scotland. In 1946 Ulster Guides purchased the house, which was officially opened by Her Grace The Duchess of Abercorn in 1947.

Lorne has a great range of both instructor and self-led outdoor activities. Activities available on-site include archery, abseiling, river running, bungee trampoline, high-ropes cube course, crate challenge and many more. There are activities suitable for all ages and abilities and we have facilities such as the Rainbow log cabin, which is full of indoor toys and educational equipment and has an outdoor play area. There are also a number of indoor activities available for use.

Wheelchair users are able to take part in archery, and members with a visual impairment can take part in parachute games, giant board games, croquet and grass skiing.


Lower Grange Farm

Grange Lane


Maidstone, Kent

ME14 3DA

Tel: 01622 766 840


Lower Grange Farm is a modern eco-friendly educational centre based in Maidstone, Kent. We provide activities, residential experiences, outdoor learning and facilitate training and events.

Our centre is open to all young people and we have a wide range of users including schools, colleges, Scouts, Guides, DofE and many other youth organisations.

With a large Kentish Barn, conference facilities, indoor accommodation and dedicated climbing centre just off the M20 motorway we're well positioned to provide your next event.


Meggernie Outdoor Centre


Bridge of Balgie



PH15 2PP

Tel: 01887 866231

Fax: 01887 866231


Meggernie Outdoor Centre offers a choice of self-catering indoor accommodation or camping in one of our many camping areas. The 15.5acre (6.25ha) centre is part of the 37,000acre (15,000ha) Meggernie & Lochs Estates where many visitor activities take place including Duke of Edinburgh / Queen’s Scout and Explorer Belt Expeditions.

Whatever you choose you are guaranteed magnificent panoramic views of Highland Perthshire in Scotland’s longest and loveliest glen. In addition to International Scout groups we welcome other youth, community and charity organisations.

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity while taking part in a wide range of activities both onsite and further afield, energetic or more relaxed, the choice is yours.


Moor House Adventure Centre

Rainton Gate



Tel: 0191 584 1703


We provide a wide range of adventurous and challenging onsite and offsite activities to suit all abilities – including the Cube, climbing, archery, abseiling, team building and more! Our campsite and indoor accommodation make Moor House the perfect location for any event.

We can help you plan an adventure experience to suit your group’s individual needs and requirements whatever their ability or age. Come for an hour filled with activities and fun, or a weekend, or week long adventure.

Moor House, located between Durham and Sunderland, is a 15 acre estate comprising of mixed woodland and large camping fields. It is bordered by woodland and open countryside. It has a large modern purpose built residential centre sleeping 38.


Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road



Tel: 020 7942 5000

The National Trust, the Natural History Museum and The Wildlife Trusts are supporting the Cub Naturalist Activity Badge and providing exciting new resources to encourage Cub Scouts to get outdoors and take the pulse of nature.


Needwood Forest Scout Campsite

Dunstall Road


Burton upon Trent

DE13 9RG


Tel: 01283 546536

Fax: 01283 517266

Booking: Brian Reeves, 47 Harwood Avenue, Branston, Burton upon Trent, DE14 3JB

The Burton upon Trent District Campsite at Rangemore – is situated approximately 4.5 miles west of Burton upon Trent in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside.

The campsite offers 2 acres of flat camping land and 2 acres of woodlands, as well as the purpose built May Bullock Centre with dormitories above. The campsite is accessible to Scouts, Guides and other Youth Organisations.


Paccar Scout Camp

Denham Lane

Chalfont St Peter


Tel: 01753 882640

Fax: 01753 884108

Whether you want to go way up high, or way down low Paccar Scout Camp has activities for you.

There is a wide choice of instructed and non-instructed activities to challenge groups of all ages. All instructors are qualified and CRB Checked and all of our activities are run in accordance with current Scout and Guide regulations.


Parkwood Scout Campsite

Henfield Road



BN45 7BA


This glorious site nestles at the foot of the South Downs near Devil’s Dyke, within a smoke signal of the vibrant seaside city of Brighton.

Within 23 acres of ancient woodland there are secluded camping areas plus indoor facilities and a good mix of great things to do both on-site or nearby.


Patshull Scout Campsite & Activity Centre

The Crown Estate

Off Patshull Lane




Tel: 01902 721062


Bookings: Nick Golding, 8 Chelston Drive, Wolverhampton, WV6 0LQ, tel 01902 756409, Email:

Patshull Activity Centre is in the heart of England situated just five minutes from junction 3 of the M54 in South Staffordshire, and is only fifteen minutes from the middle of Wolverhampton.

We have a wide range of exciting activities suitable for people of all ages.


Patteson Lodge Activity Centre

14 Gt Hautbois Road



NR12 7JN

Tel: 01603 737996

Text: 07770 614390


Patteson Lodge Activity Centre is where you can relax and enjoy a large variety of activities. The Centre is situated in the heart of rural Norfolk only 12 miles from the beautiful North Norfolk coastline to the north and the city of Norwich 8 miles to the south.

As well as the opportunity for visits there is an extensive list of activities available on site & within walking distance.

The Centre was opened in 1982 on land given to guiding by the Patteson sisters who devoted their lives to working with young people in fun and friendship. They were known by their guiding friends as Badger and Beaver and you can find out more about their story when you visit the Lodge. We now have paid staff who work very hard to keep a welcome for every visitor.

Our web site has been designed to help you plan your event and includes all the information, booking forms, maps and contact details you will require.

We have an Administrator who is responsible for the daily management and works at the Lodge. The Lodge and the Campsite can be booked with the Administrator at Patteson Lodge.


P G L Travel Ltd

Alton Court

Penyard Lane




Tel: 0333 321 2110

Fax: 0333 321 2117


Twitter: @pgltravel

Facebook: /pglschoolsandgroups

Bring your group to PGL for action-packed days of exhilarating adventure and fun. A PGL residential trip is a great way to improve team-building, learn new skills, increase self-confidence and have a great time, all in a safe and secure environment. Choose from 16 centres in the UK accommodating 50 – 1000 guests, ideal for pack or county and district events. Prices start at £52 + VAT and include all activities, instruction, full board accommodation, evening entertainment, insurance and free places for Leaders (1:8).


Phasels Wood Activity Centre

Rucklers Lane

Kings Langley


Tel: 01442 252851


Phasels Wood prides itself in offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of activities available at any UK centre. Over the past 25 years, Phasels Wood has been at the forefront of introducing outdoor activities that are challenging, enjoyable and exciting. Many of our activities are also mobile and available for day hire off-site at your event.

All activities carried out at Phasels Wood conform to the Scout Association’s Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR) and our staff are fully trained as required. All activities involve risks of some kind, but with good training, proper equipment and responsible leadership, these risks can be minimised to provide adventure and fun for everyone.


Phoenix Scout Campsite

Nepshaw Lane



LS27 9QQ

Tel: 0113 2528784


Phoenix is a small but well equipped campsite offering a secluded get away despite being close to town and city centre amenities. Perfect for a visit to Leeds and Morley. The camping fields can accommodate up to 100 campers and there is a campfire circle. We also permit altar fires for traditional Scout cooking. The building has a well equipped kitchen as well as offering indoor space and from Spring to Autumn we have additional dry cover in the form of a large marquee which sits on a permanent base. Activities include: Crate Stacking, Tree Climbing, Mini Low Ropes, Bouldering Wall, Archery, Slacklining, outdoor Volley Ball/Badminton nets, Nerf Guns and Bungee run. We can tailor a visit and an activity day or weekend to suit your needs please get in touch for advice.


Plas y Brenin - The National Mountain Sports Centre

Capel Curig


LL24 0ET

Tel: 01690 720214



Nestled deep in the heart of Snowdonia our location is unrivalled as a destination for adventure activities of all kinds. For almost 60 years Plas y Brenin has been running courses and holidays in outdoor activities, introducing newcomers to the outdoors, helping outdoor enthusiasts improve their outdoor skills and training outdoor instructors.

We run a huge range of holidays, courses and expeditions in a wide range of activities including hill walking, rock climbing, mountaineering, scrambling, mountain biking, road cycling, white water kayaking, sea kayaking, canoeing and first aid.

With comfortable en-suite bedrooms sleeping 80 people to make our individual guests feel at home and three additional self catering cottages designed to make larger groups welcome, we have everything the outdoor enthusiast could hope for.

Add to that the highest standards of instruction, equipment, facilities, and catering and you have the perfect recipe for learning in and enjoying the mountains.

Plas y Brenin is owned by Sport England and managed by The Mountain Training Trust (MTT), a non-profit making charity, set up by Mountain Training and The British Mountaineering Council, specifically to run The National Mountain Centre. MTT is committed to providing first class outdoor training at the most affordable price.

Activities include:



Rock Climbing



Mountain Biking


Sea Kayaking


White Water Safety & Rescue

Mountain Qualifications

Paddle Sport Qualifications

Mountain Bike Qualifications

Road Cycling

Rapid Development

Fast Track Instructor Scheme

Adventure Sports

Activity Taster Days

Alpine Mountaineering

First Aid Training

Duke of Edinburgh's Award Specials

Off Piste Skiing

Instructor / Coach Hire


Pleasant Streams Farm Camping

Pleasant Stream Barn

Lower Sticker

St Austell

PL26 7JL

Tel: 01726 74837


Get back to nature at Pleasant Streams Farm Camping. We offer peaceful and tranquil camping in lovely rural surroundings at low prices. We have plenty of space on site, pretty fields with a stream running through, a small lake with a rowing boat and an abundance of wildlife. Our site is very relaxed, we don't have set pitches so you can pitch your tent where you choose.

We have three cute vintage caravans to hire in their own private field. A retreat from it all!

On our site you can see owls, hawks, buzzards, herons, jays, rabbits, foxes, badgers, field mice, trout in the stream or meet our friendly animals, the miniature goats Matilda and Snowflake, our miniature pigs Rodney and Del Boy and our Chickens and Ducks. We sell the Duck and Chicken eggs for your breakfast as well as a selection of plants.

We are in a little hamlet near to the village of Sticker, which is a 10 minute walk away. Sticker has a picturesque country pub, the Hewas Inn, a shop and a children’s play park.

The nearest town is St Austell, only 2 miles away, where all major supplies can be obtained, i.e. petrol, supermarket goods etc.

The beautiful cathedral city of Truro is 11 miles away. Mevagissey and Charlestown are historic ports about 4 miles away, and well worth visiting. Fishing and boat trips are available.

We are only 3 miles from stunning coastline, beautiful sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and out-of-the-way coves, making us an ideal base for walking, exploring and cycling (Pentewan has an excellent bike trail running alongside a river). The north coast is a surfing Mecca with its large beaches and is only a 30 minute drive away

Our ethos is simple and natural. Therefore we have no clubhouse or constant traffic noise and we are a real escape from everyday pressures. We offer simple water, shower and toilet facilities and plenty of space to enjoy your holiday. Children are welcome, but due to the local wildlife, unfortunately no pets are allowed.

Camp fires are permitted, but only in designated areas

Sacks of logs are available for purchase.


Powburn Adventure Centre

West Hedgeley



NE66 4JB


Built as the Jubilee Memorial Hall for the village of Powburn near Wooler, Northumberland, the premises were acquired by Tynemouth Scouts in 1974 and developed as an outdoor centre.

The centre is located just north of the village of Powburn in Northumberland (approximately 40 miles north of Newcastle), near Wooler. It is surrounded by unspoilt countryside with easy access to the Cheviot Hills as well as Bamburgh and Holy Island on the coast.

The centre can accommodate 32 people in mixed groups. It is well suited for school/college parties following activity or educational based weeks away.

Activities include:

Lumberjack Pole Climbing

Crate Stacking


Assault Course/Adventure Playground

Indoor Climbing Wall


Rhydd Covert Scout Camp Site and Activity Centre

c/o Bookings Manager: Kathy Baylis

11 Offmore Road


DY10 1SA

Tel: 01562 754257


Rhydd Covert is a UK Scout camp site owned and run by Kidderminster and District Scout Council, England. It is set in 50 acres of unspoilt woodland and grassed areas, which fall naturally into individual sites of varying sizes.

Facilities include :

Activity Centre - Modern Hall, side rooms, toilets and kitchen.

Toilet and shower blocks for campers (disabled facilities).

Recreation Area - Central, large open flattish grassed, area with lighting, flagpole, power.

Sites - Numerous sites of varying sizes, central as well as secluded.

Activities - Numerous, including Tower, Rifles, Archery, Orienteering, Pioneering, Bivouacking, Assault Course, Cat Trail, Plus many other adventurous activities through our Scouting partners "Activate", both on and off site.


Robin Hood Activity Centre

Rickets Lane


NG21 0NF

Tel: 0845 625 5670


In the heart of Sherwood Forest lies the Robin Hood Activity Centre. For over 50 years we’ve been welcoming groups to our eight acre site for a great range of indoor accommodation and camping locations.

Suitable for all ages, we can meet the needs of the smallest to the largest groups. Robin Hood offers all year round indoor accommodation in our fully heated bunkrooms, or why not spend summer in our tented village..?

From archery to crate stacking, and camp fires to orienteering, there are activities to suit everyone. And with Nottingham and Sherwood Forest close by, you too can be Robin Hood for the weekend!


Runways End Scout Activity Centre

1 Forge Lane


GU11 2RE

Tel: 01252 344421


Adventure activities for groups in north Hampshire


Scammonden Activity Centre

New Hey Farm

Sledge Gate






8 Leafield Avenue




Situated on the edge of the Pennine Moors on the shores of Scammonden Water, this is an ideal location for walking, orienteering, climbing, bird watching, adventure training and a range of outdoor sports.


Sconce Campsite & Activity Centre

Sconce Lane



BD17 6BG


The campsite is situated at Sconce in a quiet valley on the northern edge of Baildon Moor quite near to Baildon village, which is approximately 5 miles north west of Bradford in the Aire Valley. The site is owned and used by local groups and is open to any Scouting, Guiding and Youth group.

Visitors come from many parts of the UK and abroad.


Scout Park

Gordon Road


N11 2PB

Tel: 07948 509832

Text: 07948 509832


Scout Park is an 8 acre Scout campsite, owned by North London District Scouts in Greater London, just 5 minutes from Bounds Green. This gives easy access to all of Central London via the Piccadilly Line. The Park is also just off the North Circular so it’s easy to get to from the M1, M11 and M25.

There are numerous buildings that can be hired at the Park, including facilities for those with special needs.

Scout Park also offers a range of activities including archery, air rifle shooting, climbing, pioneering, and the nature centre. For more information please visit the activities page on our website.


Sealyham Activity Centre



SA62 5NF

Tel: 01348 840763

Fax: 01348 841919


Here at Sealyham we offer many of your classic outdoor activities, all of which are delivered by highly qualified and experienced instructors and in a safe and enjoyable manner.

While you are here with us at Sealyham:

We want you to learn from the experience of the activity you do

We know you will explore your feelings and surroundings

You will definitely enjoy your time with us.


Shepherd Park Activity Centre



ME13 0DS


Shepherd Park is a converted dairy and two fields that can provide a worthwhile nights away experience for each section's young people, either in the building or outside in one of the fields.

Shepherd Park's superb edge of village location has good access to Faversham for shopping (3 supermarkets and a market), the swimming pools, cinema, a main line rail station and M2 motorway.

The site consists of 2 fields, totalling about 3 acres, the larger north field is bordered by trees and has a small area of woodland in one corner, there is a water point in the field and a camp fire area. It is separated from the smaller south field by a country lane.



11a Crooklets Beach


EX23 8NE

Tel: 01288 354039

Text: 0780 5288 689


Outdoor Pursuits, Extreme Sports and Multi-Sport Events is what we're all about. Since 1979 we've been providing high quality outdoor pursuits from our base in Bude located at the heart of the amazing North Cornish Coast. Since then our range of activities and experiences have grown to make us one of the most established and highly qualified outdoor providers in Cornwall. We operate at the very highest standards being regulated and annually inspected by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority.

We provide high quality residential and non-residential multi-activity programmes to schools, colleges and youth organisations; activity sessions for families, individuals and groups of friends as well as advanced training and qualification courses. Much of what we do is based in Bude with its perfect mix of surf beaches, rocky shores, spectacular cliffs and tranquil canal but you'll also find us on the granite Tors of Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor and paddling along the exposed Cornish Coast and the White Water rivers of Devon and Cornwall.

Activities include:



Kayaking & Canoeing

Open Canoeing

Sea Kayaking

Surf Kayaking

White Water Kayaking


Rock Climbing



Team Building

Beach Ecology & Geology


Skreens Park Activity Centre

Skreens Park Road




Tel:01245 248235


Situated just outside Essex’s newest city, Chelmsford, Skreens Park Activity Centre is home to action packed activities and experiences. Giving young people the opportunity to challenge and empower themselves to do something different, is the aim of the 60 acre site.

With its range of modern, fully equipped buildings and established camping area’s Skreens Park is well prepared to host and assist you in creating your adventure.

Skreens Park offers a variety of staff led and self led adventurous activities for people of all ages to enjoy, take a look around our site for more information.


Solent Scout Training Centre

Lyons Copse

Sandy Lane



SO32 2HQ

Tel: 0845 053 3499



Mrs M Freemantle


The Avenue

Bishops Waltham


SO32 1BN

Lyons Copse has everything you need for a great camp, be it small or large (maximum 800).

As well as the three camping fields there is indoor accommodation available and a wide range of onsite activities.

The site is open all year around, except for the Christmas and New Year period.

Camping is restricted in Dec, Jan and Feb and bookings are not normally accepted for this period.


Southall Activity Centre

Longboat Row

Cranleigh Gardens



Tel: 07973 543256

Text: 07973 543256


2 acre camping/activity field

Main Building - 20 metre x 6 metre activity room; 24 bed bunkhouse; 2 x 6 bed rooms; kitchen; toilets; showers.

Small Hut - kitchen; small activity room; 6 bunks; snooker table.

Campfire circle, ample woodpile, fire irons, bricks.

Abseiling/climbing wall + equipment for hire.

Direct access to Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch) + various canoes and equipment available.

Archery equipment and nets for indoor/outdoor use.

Large pioneering store.

Games equipment; 2 table tennis tables; volley ball nets etc.

Car parking.

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