Campsites in Essex

Belchamps Scout Centre

Belchamps Scout Centre

Details

Description

Belchamps Scout Centre is 30 acres of pasture and woodland, adjacent to 360 acres in Hawkwell,near Hockley, Essex. With 20 different camping sites and 6 buildings to choose from Belchamps is available for camping, activities and indoor accommodation all year round.

Address
Belchamps Scout Centre
Holyoak Lane
Hawkwell
Town
Hockley
County
Essex
Post code
SS5 4JD
Tel
01702 562690
Fax
01702 56269
Email
centremanager@belchamps.co.uk
URL
http://www.belchamps.co.uk
Location
TQ 843 915 - 51.592N 0.661E
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ASGC This site is a member of the Association of Scout and Guide Centres

Contact

Warden/Contact
Nigel Ruse
Address
Belchamps Scout Centre
Holyoak Lane
Town
Hawkwell, Hockley
County
Essex
Post code
SS5 4JD
Tel
01702 562690
Fax
01702 562691
Email
centremanager@belchamps.co.uk

Facilities

Toilets
Yes
Washing facilities
Yes
Water supply
Yes
Hot showers
Yes
Hot water
Yes
Cooking utensil washing area
No
Laundry
Yes
Waste disposal
Yes
Chemical toilet waste disposal
Yes
Public telephone
No
Security
No
Car park
Yes
Pioneering poles
Yes
Fridge freezer
No
Altar fires
Yes
Cooking area
Yes
Providore
Yes
Mail box
Yes
Campfire circle
Yes
Bivouacking area
-
Chapel
Yes

Activites

Onsite activities

  • Air rifles/Pistols
  • Archery
  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • High ropes etc
  • crate stacking
  • ''Fencing
  • Water Zorbs
  • Rope climbing
  • Ladder Challenge
  • Hike
  • Fire lighting
  • Team building
  • Pedal karts
  • ''Bungee Run + other inflatables
  • Geocaching
  • Laser guns
  • Circus skills
  • Push ball
  • Assault course
  • ''Traversing wall
  • Mini Crossbows
  • Cork Guns
  • Rickshaws
  • Trampolines
  • Caving simulator
  • Splash pool
  • ''Pond dipping
  • Cinema
  • Pioneering
  • Bridge Building
  • Orienteering
  • various Quiz Sheets/trails
  • ''Tug of war
  • Giant Games
  • Volleyball
  • Uni hoc

Local attractions

  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Adventure Island
  • Astronomy Centre
  • Beaches
  • Boat trips
  • Bowling
  • H M Coastguard Station
  • Kids Kingdom
  • Never Never Land
  • Priory Park Museum
  • Sea Life Centre
  • Marine Activity Centre - Canoeing / Sailing
  • Southend Pier & Museum
  • Planetarium
  • Sports Centre & Swimming Pool
  • Colchester Zoo & Wildlife Park
  • Hockley Woods
  • Laser Quest
  • Maldon Thames Barge Centre
  • Old Leigh Fishing village
  • Thorndon Countryside Centre
  • Tilbury Fort and Docks
  • Wat Tyler Country Park
  • Easy Access London - Station 20 mins walk

Camping

Site available for Camping
All Year
Maximum number of campers
1000
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Suitable for County camps
Yes
Suitable for District camps
Yes
Suitable for Patrol camps
Yes
Suitable for "Backwoods" camps
Yes

Indoor

Building available
All Year
Number of buildings
6
Maximum number of residents
216
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Beds provided
216
Fuel type
Gas
Kitchen/cooking area
Yes
Cooking/eating utensils
Yes
Building heated
Yes
Tables/chairs
Yes
Suitable for Pack holidays
Yes
Suitable for Beaver sleepover
Yes

Special needs

Site access
Yes
Camping location toilet washing access
Yes
Indoor accommodation access
Yes
Activities access
Yes

Other

Train station
Hockley
Coach station
Southend
Airport
Stansted
Sea/river port
Harwich
Tourist information
Southend Tel: 01702 215120 http://www.southend.gov.uk/
Brochure available from warden
Yes

Additional notes

The Providore, Sweet and Souvenir and scout uniform Shop are open daily during the school holidays and at weekends. Campfire is held every Thursday and Saturday during the summer holidays additional evening events are also held in the summer holiday. Open all year round with special events including WINTER CAMP, BEAVER SLEEPOVER, SUMMER ACTIVITY WEEK, BADGE COURSES, WINTER DISCOUNTS IN BUILDINGS 2 NIGHTS FOR ONE during Jan/Feb.''''Discounted tickets available for Adventure Island and Sea Life Centre for groups of 10 or more''''Fully catered and full programme residential packages, activity days available.

Last modified: 26th September 2012

Cherrywood Camp Site

Cherrywood Camp Site

Details

Description

10 acres, 5 woodland and 5 meadow

Address
Cherrywood Camp Site
Arterial Road
 
Town
Purfleet
County
Essex
Post code
RM19 1TS
Tel
01708860394
Fax
-
Email
-
URL
-
Location
TQ 562 788 - 51.486N 0.250E
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Contact

Warden/Contact
T.B. Wheatley
Address
Brendown
Sandown Road, Orsett
Town
Grays
County
Essex
Post code
RM16 3DD
Tel
01375891445
Fax
-
Email
-

Facilities

Toilets
Yes
Washing facilities
Yes
Water supply
Yes
Hot showers
Yes
Hot water
Yes
Cooking utensil washing area
Yes
Laundry
No
Waste disposal
Yes
Chemical toilet waste disposal
Yes
Public telephone
Yes
Security
No
Car park
Yes
Pioneering poles
Yes
Fridge freezer
Yes
Altar fires
Yes
Cooking area
Yes
Providore
No
Mail box
Yes
Campfire circle
Yes
Bivouacking area
Yes
Chapel
No

Activites

Onsite activities

  • Hiking
  • Orienteering
  • canoeing
  • Backwoodsman

Local attractions

  • Lakeside Shopping
  • Water Activity Centre

Camping

Site available for Camping
All Year
Maximum number of campers
350
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Suitable for County camps
No
Suitable for District camps
Yes
Suitable for Patrol camps
Yes
Suitable for "Backwoods" camps
Yes

Indoor

Building available
All Year
Number of buildings
1
Maximum number of residents
14
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Beds provided
14
Fuel type
-
Kitchen/cooking area
Yes
Cooking/eating utensils
Yes
Building heated
Yes
Tables/chairs
Yes
Suitable for Pack holidays
Yes
Suitable for Beaver sleepover
Yes

Special needs

Site access
Yes
Camping location toilet washing access
Yes
Indoor accommodation access
Yes
Activities access
Yes

Other

Train station
Purfleet
Coach station
Lakeside
Airport
Siuthend
Sea/river port
Tilbury
Tourist information
Tel: 01708863733
Brochure available from warden
Yes

Additional notes

Last modified: 6th November 2000

Hargreaves Scout Camp

Hargreaves Scout Camp

Details

Description

Fields in woodland 13.2 acres

Address
Hargreaves Scout Camp
Hainault Road
Little Heath
Town
Romford
County
Essex
Post code
RM6 5SR
Tel
01815900962
Fax
-
Email
hargreavescamp@hotmail.com
URL
http://www.hargreavescamp.com
Location
TQ 468 895 - 51.585N 0.119E
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ASGC This site is a member of the Association of Scout and Guide Centres

Contact

Warden/Contact
Paul Southcott
Address
Hainault Road
Little Heath
Town
Romford
County
Essex
Post code
RM6 5SR
Tel
01815900962
Fax
-
Email
hargreavescamp@hotmail.com

Facilities

Toilets
Yes
Washing facilities
Yes
Water supply
Yes
Hot showers
Yes
Hot water
Yes
Cooking utensil washing area
Yes
Laundry
No
Waste disposal
Yes
Chemical toilet waste disposal
Yes
Public telephone
Yes
Security
Yes
Car park
Yes
Pioneering poles
Yes
Fridge freezer
Yes
Altar fires
Yes
Cooking area
Yes
Providore
Yes
Mail box
No
Campfire circle
Yes
Bivouacking area
-
Chapel
Yes

Activites

Onsite activities

  • Abseiling
  • Climbing Wall
  • Archery
  • Orienteering

Local attractions

  • Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Orienteering
  • Sports Centre
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Quasar
  • Ice Skating
  • Millennium Dome

Camping

Site available for Camping
All Year
Maximum number of campers
2000
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Suitable for County camps
Yes
Suitable for District camps
Yes
Suitable for Patrol camps
Yes
Suitable for "Backwoods" camps
Yes

Indoor

Building available
All Year
Number of buildings
1
Maximum number of residents
36
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Beds provided
36
Fuel type
Gas
Kitchen/cooking area
Yes
Cooking/eating utensils
Yes
Building heated
Yes
Tables/chairs
-
Suitable for Pack holidays
Yes
Suitable for Beaver sleepover
No

Special needs

Site access
No
Camping location toilet washing access
No
Indoor accommodation access
No
Activities access
No

Other

Train station
Goodmaynes or Newbury Park
Coach station
-
Airport
Stansted
Sea/river port
-
Tourist information
-
Brochure available from warden
Yes

Additional notes

Warden on site after 6pm and weekends, nearest campsite to Millennium Dome

Last modified: 2nd October 2004

King Edward VIII Scout Park

King Edward VIII Scout Park

Details

Description

Wooded site located adjacent to 100 acres of National Trust land. Ideal for traditional Scout camping and backwoods activities.

Address
King Edward VIII Scout Park
Riffhams Chase
Little Baddow
Town
Chelmsford
County
Essex
Post code
CM3 4AU
Tel
07708 178850
Fax
-
Email
-
URL
-
Location
TL 779 062 - 51.726N 0.576E
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ASGC This site is a member of the Association of Scout and Guide Centres

Contact

Warden/Contact
Nigel Wood
Address
10 Perri Close
Springfield
Town
Chelmsford
County
Essex
Post code
CM1 6UJ
Tel
01245467803
Fax
-
Email
nigel.d.wood@bt.com

Facilities

Toilets
Yes
Washing facilities
Yes
Water supply
Yes
Hot showers
Yes
Hot water
No
Cooking utensil washing area
No
Laundry
No
Waste disposal
No
Chemical toilet waste disposal
No
Public telephone
No
Security
No
Car park
Yes
Pioneering poles
Yes
Fridge freezer
Yes
Altar fires
No
Cooking area
Yes
Providore
No
Mail box
No
Campfire circle
Yes
Bivouacking area
-
Chapel
Yes

Activites

Onsite activities

  • Nature Trail
  • Orienteering
  • Pioneering

Local attractions

  • Hylands House 2007 Jamboree Site
  • Chelmsford and Essex Museum
  • Marsh Farm
  • Imperial War Museum Duxford
  • London
  • Museum of Power
  • Audley End House

Camping

Site available for Camping
All Year
Maximum number of campers
200
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Suitable for County camps
Yes
Suitable for District camps
Yes
Suitable for Patrol camps
Yes
Suitable for "Backwoods" camps
Yes

Indoor

Building available
All Year
Number of buildings
1
Maximum number of residents
-
Price range
On Application
Deposit required
Yes
Beds provided
-
Fuel type
-
Kitchen/cooking area
Yes
Cooking/eating utensils
No
Building heated
No
Tables/chairs
Yes
Suitable for Pack holidays
No
Suitable for Beaver sleepover
No

Special needs

Site access
Yes
Camping location toilet washing access
Yes
Indoor accommodation access
Yes
Activities access
No

Other

Train station
Chelmsford (6 mls)
Coach station
Chelmsford (6 mls)
Airport
London Stansted (20 mls)
Sea/river port
Harwich (35mls)
Tourist information
Chelmsford +44 (0)1245 283400
Brochure available from warden
Yes

Additional notes

King Edward VIII ""Riffhams"" is a 4 hectare wooded site adjacent to over 100 hectares of National Trust Land. We are located only a few miles from the World Jamboree site at Hylands Park. The site comprises of coppiced and standing woodland mainly chestnut, hornbeam and oak. There are several open grassed areas for camping and water taps are conveniently located over the whole site. A hut is available with basic kitchen facilities making the site suitable for use all year round. The toilet block has just been refurbished to include a hot shower and a disabled toilet. We welcome wood fires but only on marked fire bases. Fallen timber is plentiful. The site is ideal for traditional scout and backwoods camping.

Last modified: 8th January 2008

Kingston Ridge

Kingston Ridge

Details

Description

Basildon & District owned site. A secluded and partly wooded site amid a nature reserve

Address
Kingston Ridge
Lee Chapel Lane
Langdon Hills
Town
Basildon
County
Essex
Post code
 
Tel
-
Fax
-
Email
-
URL
-
Location
TQ 680 874 - 51.560N 0.424E
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Contact

Warden/Contact
Joanne Clay
Address
15 Beeleigh East
 
Town
Basildon
County
Essex
Post code
SS14 2RR
Tel
01268441264
Fax
-
Email
jojofowler77@hotmail.com

Facilities

Toilets
Yes
Washing facilities
Yes
Water supply
Yes
Hot showers
Yes
Hot water
No
Cooking utensil washing area
No
Laundry
No
Waste disposal
No
Chemical toilet waste disposal
Yes
Public telephone
No
Security
No
Car park
Yes
Pioneering poles
Yes
Fridge freezer
No
Altar fires
Yes
Cooking area
Yes
Providore
No
Mail box
No
Campfire circle
Yes
Bivouacking area
Yes
Chapel
No

Activites

Onsite activities

  • Adventure Playground
  • Pioneering
  • Shooting
  • Archery
  • Climbing Tower
  • Zip Wire

Local attractions

  • Swimming
  • Basildon Town Centre

Camping

Site available for Camping
All Year
Maximum number of campers
200
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Suitable for County camps
No
Suitable for District camps
Yes
Suitable for Patrol camps
Yes
Suitable for "Backwoods" camps
Yes

Indoor

Building available
-
Number of buildings
-
Maximum number of residents
-
Price range
-
Deposit required
No
Beds provided
-
Fuel type
-
Kitchen/cooking area
No
Cooking/eating utensils
No
Building heated
No
Tables/chairs
No
Suitable for Pack holidays
No
Suitable for Beaver sleepover
No

Special needs

Site access
Yes
Camping location toilet washing access
Yes
Indoor accommodation access
No
Activities access
Yes

Other

Train station
Laindon
Coach station
Basildon
Airport
Southend
Sea/river port
Tilbury
Tourist information
-
Brochure available from warden
Yes

Additional notes

Last modified: 17th July 2009

Michael Mallinson Scout Centre

Michael Mallinson Scout Centre

Details

Description

Grassland adjacent to woodland, on edge of Epping Forest

Address
Michael Mallinson Scout Centre
Highams Park
 
Town
Woodford Green
County
Essex
Post code
IG8 9RE
Tel
02085040153
Fax
-
Email
mally@waltham-forest-scouts.org.uk
URL
http://www.walthamstow-scouts.org.uk/...mally/htm/menu.htm
Location
TQ 393 918 - 51.607N 0.012E
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ASGC This site is a member of the Association of Scout and Guide Centres

Contact

Warden/Contact
Booking Secretary- Karen Brown
Address
 
 
Town
-
County
-
Post code
 
Tel
07722 711079
Fax
-
Email
mally@waltham-forest-scouts.org.uk

Facilities

Toilets
Yes
Washing facilities
Yes
Water supply
Yes
Hot showers
Yes
Hot water
Yes
Cooking utensil washing area
No
Laundry
No
Waste disposal
Yes
Chemical toilet waste disposal
No
Public telephone
No
Security
No
Car park
Yes
Pioneering poles
No
Fridge freezer
Yes
Altar fires
No
Cooking area
Yes
Providore
No
Mail box
No
Campfire circle
Yes
Bivouacking area
-
Chapel
No

Activites

Onsite activities

  • Climbing Wall
  • Canoeing

Local attractions

  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Orienteering
  • Sports Centre
  • Expeditions
  • London
  • Cinemas
  • Ice Skating
  • Gilwell Park

Camping

Site available for Camping
All Year
Maximum number of campers
150
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Suitable for County camps
No
Suitable for District camps
Yes
Suitable for Patrol camps
Yes
Suitable for "Backwoods" camps
Yes

Indoor

Building available
All Year
Number of buildings
1
Maximum number of residents
36
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Beds provided
36
Fuel type
Gas/Electric
Kitchen/cooking area
Yes
Cooking/eating utensils
Yes
Building heated
Yes
Tables/chairs
Yes
Suitable for Pack holidays
Yes
Suitable for Beaver sleepover
Yes

Special needs

Site access
Yes
Camping location toilet washing access
Yes
Indoor accommodation access
Yes
Activities access
Yes

Other

Train station
Highams Park
Coach station
Victoria, London
Airport
Stanstead
Sea/river port
-
Tourist information
The Libray, Castle Avenue, Highams Park, London E4
Brochure available from warden
Yes

Additional notes

Not manned fulltime, building alarmed when not in use, Doctor/Hospital within 10-15 mins,Supermarket and other shops nearby, Station winthin walking distance, Trains to London (Liverpool St)

Last modified: 2nd December 2009

Prances Scout Campsite

Prances Scout Campsite

Details

Description

Woodland and camping field

Address
Prances Scout Campsite
Great Totham Road
Wickham Bishops
Town
Witham
County
Essex
Post code
CM8 3NP
Tel
01621892876
Fax
01621892876
Email
prancesscout@btinternet.com
URL
http://www.eastessex-scouts.org.uk
Location
TL 848 121 - 51.777N 0.679E
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ASGC This site is a member of the Association of Scout and Guide Centres

Contact

Warden/Contact
Andrew Goodwn
Address
Prances Cottage
Wickham Bishop's
Town
Witham
County
Essex
Post code
CM8 3NP
Tel
01621892876
Fax
01621892876
Email
prances1@hotmail.com

Facilities

Toilets
Yes
Washing facilities
Yes
Water supply
Yes
Hot showers
Yes
Hot water
Yes
Cooking utensil washing area
No
Laundry
No
Waste disposal
Yes
Chemical toilet waste disposal
Yes
Public telephone
Yes
Security
Yes
Car park
Yes
Pioneering poles
Yes
Fridge freezer
Yes
Altar fires
Yes
Cooking area
Yes
Providore
No
Mail box
Yes
Campfire circle
Yes
Bivouacking area
-
Chapel
Yes

Activites

Onsite activities

  • Abseiling
  • Shooting
  • Climbing Wall
  • Archery
  • Assault Course
  • Suction Cross Bows
  • Playchute with games book
  • Games Equipment

Local attractions

  • Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Boat Trips
  • Orienteering
  • Sports Centre
  • Bowling
  • Snooker Hall
  • Roller Blading
  • Ice Skating
  • MegaZone
  • Horse Riding

Camping

Site available for Camping
All Year
Maximum number of campers
150
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Suitable for County camps
No
Suitable for District camps
No
Suitable for Patrol camps
Yes
Suitable for "Backwoods" camps
Yes

Indoor

Building available
All Year
Number of buildings
1
Maximum number of residents
30
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Beds provided
-
Fuel type
Electric/Oil
Kitchen/cooking area
Yes
Cooking/eating utensils
Yes
Building heated
Yes
Tables/chairs
Yes
Suitable for Pack holidays
Yes
Suitable for Beaver sleepover
Yes

Special needs

Site access
Yes
Camping location toilet washing access
Yes
Indoor accommodation access
Yes
Activities access
Yes

Other

Train station
Witham
Coach station
Chelmsford
Airport
Stanstead
Sea/river port
Harwich
Tourist information
Coach Lane, Maldon Tel: 01621856503
Brochure available from warden
Yes

Additional notes

Prances is a small friendly site suitable for Group Camps. Located in a good hiking area. the IT centre is on line so allows you to enail home. We are aslo able to offer courses for the various Computer Badges. With our own server we are able to network up to 10 computers and a web cam. Instructors are available for all on site activities. Booking forms can be downloaded from our website.

Last modified: 23rd January 2008

Skreens Park Scout Camp Site

Skreens Park Scout Camp Site

Details

Description

55 acre parkland site with wooded area and lake.

Address
Skreens Park Scout Camp Site
Skreens Park Road
Roxwell
Town
Chelmsford
County
Essex
Post code
CM1 4NN
Tel
01245 248235
Fax
-
Email
skreenspark@essexscouts.org.uk
URL
http://www.Skreenspark.org
Location
TL 625 080 - 51.747N 0.354E
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ASGC This site is a member of the Association of Scout and Guide Centres

Contact

Warden/Contact
Mick Barlow
Address
Skreens Park Campsite
Skreens Park Road
Town
Roxwell
County
Essex
Post code
CM1 4NN
Tel
01245 248235
Fax
-
Email
Bookings@skreenspark.org

Facilities

Toilets
Yes
Washing facilities
Yes
Water supply
Yes
Hot showers
Yes
Hot water
Yes
Cooking utensil washing area
Yes
Laundry
No
Waste disposal
Yes
Chemical toilet waste disposal
Yes
Public telephone
Yes
Security
Yes
Car park
Yes
Pioneering poles
Yes
Fridge freezer
Yes
Altar fires
Yes
Cooking area
Yes
Providore
Yes
Mail box
Yes
Campfire circle
Yes
Bivouacking area
-
Chapel
Yes

Activites

Onsite activities

  • Air Rifle
  • Archery
  • Orienteering
  • Pioneering
  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Games Equipment
  • Suction Cross Bows
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Pond Dipping
  • Nature Trail
  • Pedal Carts
  • rafting
  • Volleyball
  • Badmington

Local attractions

  • Located 4 miles from 2007 Centenary World Jamboree site at Hylands Park. Close to Ten Pin Bowling
  • Ice Skating
  • Dry Ski Slope
  • Megazone
  • Cinema
  • Sports Centre
  • Swimming
  • Museums
  • London
  • Thorndon Country Park
  • Colchester Castle
  • Colchester Zoo
  • Gilwell Park
  • Clacton on Sea
  • Southend on Sea and many more.

Camping

Site available for Camping
All Year
Maximum number of campers
2000
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Suitable for County camps
Yes
Suitable for District camps
Yes
Suitable for Patrol camps
Yes
Suitable for "Backwoods" camps
Yes

Indoor

Building available
All Year
Number of buildings
3
Maximum number of residents
102
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Beds provided
102
Fuel type
Electric/Gas
Kitchen/cooking area
Yes
Cooking/eating utensils
Yes
Building heated
Yes
Tables/chairs
Yes
Suitable for Pack holidays
Yes
Suitable for Beaver sleepover
Yes

Special needs

Site access
Yes
Camping location toilet washing access
Yes
Indoor accommodation access
Yes
Activities access
Yes

Other

Train station
Chelmsford
Coach station
Chelmsford
Airport
Stansted
Sea/river port
Harwich
Tourist information
Chelmsford Library, Essex County Council
Brochure available from warden
Yes

Additional notes

The site consists of 52 acres of historic parkland, which is part of the original Skreens Manor, plus a 3 acre lake for boating, swimming and fishing (in season). There is also a wet weather barn, Open air Chapel, and Log-seated Campfire Circle, plus a camp providore.''New Shower/toilet block to be opened in February 2007.''Site Brochure, Site Fees & Site Booking Form, Available from www.essexscouts.org.uk or Warden.

Last modified: 23rd August 2006

Thorrington Scout Camp

Thorrington Scout Camp

Details

Description

27 Acres of woodland, dotted with 12 secluded camp sites and 3 buildings.

Address
Thorrington Scout Camp
Brick Kiln Lane
Thorrington
Town
Colchester
County
Essex
Post code
CO7 8JF
Tel
01206251251
Fax
-
Email
thorringtonscoutcamp@yahoo.co.uk
URL
-
Location
TM 084 205 - 51.844N 1.026E
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Contact

Warden/Contact
Mrs J Ball
Address
121 London Road
Lexden
Town
Colchester
County
Essex
Post code
CO3 5AW
Tel
01206571467
Fax
-
Email
-

Facilities

Toilets
Yes
Washing facilities
Yes
Water supply
Yes
Hot showers
Yes
Hot water
Yes
Cooking utensil washing area
No
Laundry
No
Waste disposal
Yes
Chemical toilet waste disposal
Yes
Public telephone
Yes
Security
No
Car park
Yes
Pioneering poles
Yes
Fridge freezer
Yes
Altar fires
No
Cooking area
Yes
Providore
Yes
Mail box
No
Campfire circle
Yes
Bivouacking area
-
Chapel
Yes

Activites

Onsite activities

  • Climbing Tower
  • Indoor climbing (Boulder Hut)
  • Adventure run
  • Pioneering
  • Pedal Go-Karts
  • Orienteering
  • 3D Cave Maze
  • Permanent Zip Wire
  • Indoor archery range
  • Crate stacking
  • Mini crossbows
  • Rifle shooting
  • Canoes/Raft building
  • Dipping Pond
  • Photo Quiz
  • Nature Trail
  • Pond Dipping

Local attractions

  • Beach
  • Museums
  • Sailing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Ten Pin Bowling
  • Zoo
  • Castle

Camping

Site available for Camping
all year round
Maximum number of campers
700
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Suitable for County camps
No
Suitable for District camps
Yes
Suitable for Patrol camps
Yes
Suitable for "Backwoods" camps
Yes

Indoor

Building available
all year
Number of buildings
3
Maximum number of residents
100
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Beds provided
100
Fuel type
Gas
Kitchen/cooking area
Yes
Cooking/eating utensils
Yes
Building heated
Yes
Tables/chairs
Yes
Suitable for Pack holidays
Yes
Suitable for Beaver sleepover
Yes

Special needs

Site access
Yes
Camping location toilet washing access
Yes
Indoor accommodation access
Yes
Activities access
Yes

Other

Train station
Alresford Via Colchester
Coach station
Colchester
Airport
-
Sea/river port
Harwich
Tourist information
1 Queens St, Colchester Tel: 01206282920
Brochure available from warden
No

Additional notes

Sizes of sites vary from those able to hold only a few hike tents to sites capable of taking over a dozen patrol tents.''All capable of taking disabled residents. Site telephone number only available at weekends. Restricted use of sites November, December, January. Building 1 (48 beds)

Last modified: 18th August 2011

Thriftwood Scout Camp

Thriftwood Scout Camp

Details

Description

Private, secluded 97 acre woodland with grassed, flat clearings for camping. Loads of activities.

Address
Thriftwood Scout Camp
Orchard Avenue
 
Town
Brentwood
County
Essex
Post code
CM13 2DP
Tel
01277212784
Fax
-
Email
thriftwood@btinternet.com
URL
http://www.thriftwood.org.uk
Location
TQ 609 934 - 51.616N 0.324E
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Contact

Warden/Contact
Colin Tilbrook
Address
Thriftwood Scout Campsite
Orchard Avenue
Town
Brentwood
County
Essex
Post code
CM13 2DP
Tel
01277212874
Fax
-
Email
thriftwood@btinternet.com

Facilities

Toilets
Yes
Washing facilities
Yes
Water supply
Yes
Hot showers
Yes
Hot water
Yes
Cooking utensil washing area
No
Laundry
No
Waste disposal
Yes
Chemical toilet waste disposal
Yes
Public telephone
Yes
Security
Yes
Car park
Yes
Pioneering poles
Yes
Fridge freezer
Yes
Altar fires
Yes
Cooking area
Yes
Providore
Yes
Mail box
Yes
Campfire circle
Yes
Bivouacking area
-
Chapel
Yes

Activites

Onsite activities

  • Climbing wall
  • Aseilling
  • Rifle shooting
  • Archery
  • Rafting
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Adventure Playground
  • Orienteering
  • Cork Guns
  • Crossbows
  • 3D Maze
  • Pond dipping
  • Nature trail
  • Pioneering
  • Sports equipment
  • Equipment hire for all activities
  • High ropes - Cat walk
  • Pedal cars
  • 'Cresta Run' sledges
  • Trampolines
  • Inflatables
  • Water walkers
  • Circus skills
  • Artificial ice climbing
  • Wood fire cooking.

Local attractions

  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Dry Slope Skiing
  • Sports Centre
  • Go-Karting
  • Secret Nuclear Bunker
  • Adventure Island Fun Park.

Camping

Site available for Camping
30th Dec to 22nd Dec
Maximum number of campers
1200
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Suitable for County camps
Yes
Suitable for District camps
Yes
Suitable for Patrol camps
Yes
Suitable for "Backwoods" camps
Yes

Indoor

Building available
30th Dec to 22nd Dec
Number of buildings
1
Maximum number of residents
92
Price range
-
Deposit required
Yes
Beds provided
92
Fuel type
Gas/Electric
Kitchen/cooking area
Yes
Cooking/eating utensils
Yes
Building heated
Yes
Tables/chairs
Yes
Suitable for Pack holidays
Yes
Suitable for Beaver sleepover
Yes

Special needs

Site access
Yes
Camping location toilet washing access
Yes
Indoor accommodation access
Yes
Activities access
Yes

Other

Train station
Brentwood or Shenfield
Coach station
Chelmsford
Airport
Stansted
Sea/river port
Harwich
Tourist information
Brentwood
Brochure available from warden
Yes

Additional notes

Vehicular access to all Camping areas, plus adjacent parking.''Dogs allowed (providing they don't bite the Warden?). Warden contact no. evenings: 01277 810742

Last modified: 16th September 2009

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