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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Once you drive onto the site over the cattle grid please be aware that your car insurance is no longer valid and therefore it is at your own risk and liability.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.


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 with prior written permission from the Operations Manager. All dogs must be kept under suitable control by an adult. If other groups are using the site, all dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. If using long/extendable leads please keep them at a maximum of 2 metres in length. Please remember that not everyone is a dog lover and some young people may be nervous around unknown dogs. Dog mess will not be tolerated and must be bagged and placed into the main bins.


Please do not damage our trees or cut any part for timber. All fallen timber may be used for fires. There may be pre-cut wood available in the wood pile located near to the main campfire circle however we encourage groups to scavenge for fallen timber as there is plenty of it!

Waste Disposal?

There are three large bins for general waste in the staff parking area of the car park. 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 glass ware, tins, cans and some plastic however these MUST be clean and not contaminated with non-recyclable items. Please ask the Duty Warden for recycling bags on arrival. If your recycling bags contain any contamination of other waste products, all items will go to landfill. Please help us to avoid this and be environmentally friendly as possible.

A full list of recyclable items can be found on the South Staffs website here – Bins and bags | South Staffordshire District Council (    (please note that we currently only have general waste (grey bin) and recycling bin (blue bin) collections).

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.

High Winds

Due to the nature of our woodland site, if the Met Office issue a Yellow Warning of Wind for Kinver, we must close the site. We will warn all bookings of this with as much notice as is possible. Please remember that this is to ensure the safety of all users including young people, volunteers and staff. In the event that we must cancel your booking due to a Yellow Warning of Wind for Kinver, we will refund any payments made or move them to a future booking or date.

If you have concerns about incoming high winds, you can check the Met Office’s forecast for Kinver here – Kinver (Staffordshire) weather – Met Office
If a Yellow Warning of Wind is forecast to affect Kinver and you have not yet had contact from one of the Kinver team, please leave us on our County Voicemail – 0300 772 7734


Further terms and conditions can be found on your OSM booking confirmation and/or booking form.

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