Site Rules

On Arrival?

Upon arrival, please first check-in with the Duty Warden. Do not go straight to your site and set up camp. If you pitch on the wrong site you will be asked to move.

If you require vehicle access onto the site for loading/unloading group equipment you must have permission from the Duty Warden. Depending on the ground conditions the answer may be “no”. Please respect this decision.
Once you drive onto the site over the cattle grid please be aware that your car insurance is no longer valid and therefore it is at your own risk and liability. Please do not go over 5mph and use your hazard warning lights.

Please note: most of the sites are not accessible by vehicle. Trolleys are provided for kit to be transported. Please return them to the trolley area after use.

Accidents?

All accidents must be reported to the Duty Warden.

Alcohol?

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

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

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.

Trees

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