1st Bures Scout Group

Details

Description

1st Bures Scout & Guide Group has periodic use during the Summer only (1st March-31st October) of an area adjoining their Headquarters in The Croft (off the High Street). The site consists of grazed pasture, with wooded area running down to the River Stour. The camp site is ideal for Summer Camps, Patrol camping, Lightweight camping, Survival Skills, District and County events.

Address
1st Bures Scout Group
The Croft Camp Site,The Croft
Bures
Town
-
County
Suffolk
Post code
CO8 5JN
Tel
01787 370301
Fax
-
Email
paulsnelling@orange.net
URL
http://www.1stburesscouts.org.uk
Location
TL 906 343 - 51.974N 0.775E
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Contact

Warden/Contact
Paul Snelling
Address
24 Layzell Croft
Great Cornard
Town
Sudbury
County
Suffolk
Post code
CO10 0JY
Tel
01787370301
Fax
-
Email
paulsnelling@orange.net

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
No
Security
Yes
Car park
Yes
Pioneering poles
Yes
Fridge freezer
Yes
Altar fires
Yes
Cooking area
No
Providore
No
Mail box
Yes
Campfire circle
Yes
Bivouacking area
Yes
Chapel
No

Activities

Onsite activities

  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Air Rifle Shooting
  • Pioneering
  • Slacklining
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Fishing
  • Swimming

Local attractions

  • Bures Recreation Ground – free tennis courts football pitch and large games area. Picnic area next to River Stour
  • Colchester Castle and Zoo
  • Colchester Leisure World
  • Sudbury Kingfisher Pool
  • Sudbury Strikes Bowl
  • Great Cornard School – Outdoor pool & private hire
  • Gliding at Wormingford Airfield
  • Lavenham
  • Long Melford
  • Clacton on Sea (Train)
  • Duxford (1 hour by car)
  • London by train (1 hour 15 min)

Camping

Site available for Camping
1st March-31st October
Maximum number of campers
100
Price range
£3.50 - £3.50
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 round
Number of buildings
2
Maximum number of residents
30
Price range
£3.50 - £3.50
Deposit required
Yes
Beds provided
-
Fuel type
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
Bures
Coach station
Colchester
Airport
Stanstead
Sea/river port
Harwich
Tourist information
Sudbury,Tel: 01787 881320,Email: sudburytic@sudburytowncouncil.co.uk
Brochure available from warden
Yes

Additional notes

Plenty of hike routes for Scouts, Explorers and DoE groups,Great country lanes for mountain biking,Kayaking on the River Stour from Sudbury to Brantham – 24 miles

Last modified: 9th April 2015

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