The Camping grounds
The camping grounds are split into 17 sites, in 5 distinct locations
across the site. Sites 1 to 3 occupy a strip of flat ground beside
the river Dane. They offer the space for a troop camp, or combined
for something bigger.
4 is located within a small fir plantation, with a flat platform
surrounded by more sloping ground offering access to the access
road. This would suit a smaller troop camp.
Site 5 is the training ground. Steeply sloped and partially wooded,
this site is ideal for bivouacking, and the more adventurous.
Sites 6 to 9 occupy the top field. The ground slopes up through
site 6 and 7, to a much flatter areas around the top site flagpole
on sites 8 and 9. Adjoining these sites are the lower sites in
the top field, sites 10 to 16. These sites have flat areas, but
are by and large gently sloping. These sites are closer to the
access road and the top site car parking area.
Site 17 is located behind the camp HQ area, and is easily accessed
from the main site car park. This site is again big enough for
a large troop camp, with the ground gently sloping from the main
car park down to the site access road.
As a whole, the camping grounds are ideally suited to various
styles of camping, from lightweight backpackers and survival skills
to full scale large troop camps.
Water: The water supply is accessible to almost all the
sites, with the exception of those at the highest level where
the water pressure is not adequate, and provides purified drinking
Fires: Unlike many sites nowadays we are happy for you
to cook on fires on the ground, so long as care for the camping
fields is observed. We ask that you dig fire pits around the edges
of the camping fields, look after any turf removed, line the fire
pit with stones to protect the surrounding grass and water the
replaced turf well before you leave.
If it's a campfire you are after then feel free to use the campfire
circle between site 6 and 7.
Toilets: There is a single toilet and wash area provided
at the end of the 'Rover Den' building, but more substantial toilet
facilities you would need to sort out for yourselves. The site
is happy to let you dig pits for the disposal of waste and for
the use of latrines, or you can dispose of your waste in the chemical
disposal point behind the farmhouse.