5th Urmston (Aquilifer) Scout Group

Details

Description

The site comprises a Group Headquarters situated in about 9 acres of mixed woodland interspersed with enclosures that form numerous small camping areas suitable for Patrol, Troop or Pack Camps.

Address
5th Urmston (Aquilifer) Scout Group
Urmston Meadows
Easbrook, off Queens Road
Town
Urmston
County
Greater Manchester
Post code
 
Tel
-
Fax
-
Email
-
URL
-
Location
SJ 767 941 - 53.443N 2.351W
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Contact

Warden/Contact
Claire Bates
Address
12 Balmoral Avenue
Urmston
Town
Manchester
County
Greater Manchester
Post code
M41 9DU
Tel
0161 613 3452
Fax
-
Email
clairebates0506@gmail.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
No
Chemical toilet waste disposal
No
Public telephone
No
Security
No
Car park
No
Pioneering poles
Yes
Fridge freezer
No
Altar fires
Yes
Cooking area
Yes
Providore
No
Mail box
No
Campfire circle
Yes
Bivouacking area
-
Chapel
No

Activities

Onsite activities

  • Pioneering
  • Orienteering Course
  • Large Activity Area
  • Football posts
  • Climbing wall
  • Archery/rifle range

Local attractions

  • Manchester United football Museum
  • Lowry Exhibition
  • Transport Museum
  • Imperial War Museum
  • Museum of Science & Industry
  • Aerospace Museum
  • Sale Water Park
  • Lazerquest
  • Manchester Ship Canal
  • Cinemas
  • Ice Rink
  • Sports Centres (with Swimming)
  • 10 pin Bowling

Camping

Site available for Camping
All Year
Maximum number of campers
100
Price range
£2.00 - £3.00
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
£2.00 - £3.00
Deposit required
Yes
Beds provided
-
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
No
Activities access
Yes

Other

Train station
Urmston
Coach station
Manchester
Airport
Manchester
Sea/river port
Liverpool
Tourist information
Town Hall Extension,2 Lloyd Street, Manchester Tel: 01612343157
Brochure available from warden
Yes

Additional notes

The site is part of the Mersey Valley and Red Rose environmental parks and has an abundance of wildlife and extensive river walks. The headquarters can be used for Training Courses and as sleeping accommodation although no beds are provided, in addition the Headquarters buildings provides for emergency indoor cub camp sleeping area.''The site is ideally situated for Manchester City Centre and the host of tourist attractions the city benefits from. The commonwealth Games stadium is located approximately 10 miles away. The headquarters building is undergoing renovations so will not be available until further notice but that the archery range can serve as a wet weather barn meanwhile.

Last modified: 22nd July 2016

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