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

Activities

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
£1.00 - £1.50
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
-
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

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