Activities

Activity Tower

A large number of activities are available on-site for youngsters between the ages of 6 and 60! Skilled Instructors are available for all activities to ensure safety and to help participants fully enjoy the activity.

Activities are only available from the 1st April to 31st October unless groups provide their own instructors.


Archery

The camp has its own archery range with an all weather cover, and lighting.

The range complies with all the rules and regulations of the Scout and Guide Associations. Equipment is provided, and qualified Instructors are generally available.

Groups wishing to use their own Instructors must provide proof of the Instructors’ qualifications to the Camp Office.


Bat Detecting

Electronic bat detection equipment is available, along with reference material.

This is an evening activity which uses the equipment provided to listen to the sonar (sound navigation and ranging) signal used by bats to navigate and locate food. With practice it is possible to identify different species of bat.

Crate Stacking

This activity challenges a team to build a tower of crates with a member on top, as high as possible. The attempt end when the tower topples.

Full safety equipment (ropes, harnesses and helmets) are provided, along with an instructor.



Grass Sledging

Four sledges are available for use on a grass bank which is dedicated to this activity.

Note that this is a Leader controlled activity, no instruction is necessary.

Pond Dipping

There is an environmental wildlife pond on site.

Equipment is available for pond dipping, including a conventional microscope and computer imaging.

Basic instruction is provided, along with reference material.

For ecological reasons, this activity is not available between October and April.



Rifle Shooting

The camp has its own 10 metre air rifle shooting range available. A covered shelter, and lighting makes it available at any time of the day or year

The range complies with all rules and regulations of the Scout and Guide Associations. All equipment, including the air rifles are supplied by the camp.

You must not bring your own guns to the campsite.

NSRA (National Small-Bore Rifle Association) Instructors are generally available, and should be booked at the same time as the activity. Groups wishing to use their own Instructors must provide proof of the Instructors’ qualifications to the Camp Office.

The Rifle Shooting Consent Form (available from here) must be completed by all participants, and handed to the Instructor / Office prior to the activity.


Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls