Site Rules

On Arrival?

Depending on the ground conditions the Duty Warden may allow your vehicle onto your site for unloading or loading of group equipment. However it is their decision and you should be reminded that in some circumstances the answer will be “no”, please do not challenge that decision. Trolleys are provided for personal kit to be transported.

Any vehicles that are allowed onto site are reminded that their insurance ends at the cattlegrid. Therefore driving onto the site is taken at your own risk and liability. Drivers are reminded to use their hazard warning lights and travel at speeds of 5mph or less.


All accidents must be reported to the Duty Warden.


All hirers from youth based organisations and are asked to adhere strictly to the guidelines laid out by the Scout Association;

Factsheet FS185092 – Alcohol and Scouting (pdf)

Altar fires?

The site has a quantity of altar fires available for campers – these should be used on non-grassed areas or at the edge of grassed areas only. Ground fires are not allowed.

Axes & Saws?

Are only to be used on designated chopping areas and must not be taken off your site. The use of chainsaws is strictly forbidden.

Child Protection

All hirers from youth based organisations are asked to adhere strictly to the guidelines laid out in People First ‘ Code of Practice by the Scout Association.

Yellow Card Yellow Card Oct 2016 (pdf)

Fire Equipment?

Groups should bring with them (& make available to everyone on their site) suitable & sufficient fire safety equipment, that is felt necessary for the type of camp & number of participants.

Lights Out?

At 11pm – Please ensure that noise is kept to a minimum after this time.


Smoking, including vaping and the use of e-cigarettes, is not permitted within any of the buildings or within 5 metres of a building.


Dogs are allowed onsite however they must be kept under suitable control at all times. If using long/extendable leads please keep them at a maximum of 2 metres in length.


Please do not damage our trees or cut any part for timber, fallen timber may be taken.

Waste Disposal?

There are three large bins for general waste by the main gate. Please do not put ashes in these bins. All ashes to be put in the ring under the campfire shelter before returning your altar fire.

The site offers recycling of waste items such as paper, glass ware, tins and cardboard. Please ask the Duty Warden for recycling bags on arrival.

Wet Pits?

Above ground types only permitted – No holes to be dug or turf to be cut.

On Departure?

Your site/s will be inspected before departure, please leave the site/s as you would wish to find them. All unused wood must be returned to the woodpile and any altar fires to the designated area.

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