COVID-19 Site Measures

Upon the reopening of the Oaks campsite, there will be a number of changes to the site to allow our visitors and staff to remain safe yet still have an amazing time. This page gives all the site updates and information for both leaders and parents to understand what to expect when visiting, along with the measures we are taking to ensure the safety of everyone.

Current Update (6th September 2021)

Following the new Scout Association’s guidelines and government announcement, we are excited to announce that we will be opening the campsite up further.

We will now be taking bookings for residential visits for Scout and Guide groups and Duke of Edinburgh expedition visits. This includes the use of camping on the field, using the Alpine hut or staying in the Clarke hut. 

Anyone who has already provisionally booked to stay with us from now till December, will be sent an email in the next couple of weeks to arrange a confirmation deposit. If you do not hear from us after that, please get in touch to sort out your booking.

All activities are opened back up as normal. Climbing, archery and shooting are all subject to availability of instructors. Please note that sessions may also be cancelled/postponed last minute due to Covid reasons.

Thank you everyone for your patience in allowing us to get the site back up and running. There has been plenty of work put into the site through the pandemic to make the site as best as we can, ready for young people to enjoy it once again!

Booking Availabilities

Below is the breakdown of the most recent update showing what is able to be booked and to whom it is available to. Not only are we reacting to the current restrictions, we are also regaining our feet in how the site is run, therefore we may not be able to accommodate everyone as of yet.

Please note: All bookings must be made with a minimum of 7 days before the visiting date. 

Group Types
  • All Scout and Guide sections from any district/county may book
  • There is no limit on the size a group can be

Use of the site for the general public and leaders personal bookings are unavailable

Buildings and Activities
  • All activities are open. Climbing, archery and rifle shooting are all subject to availability
  • Buildings are now able to be booked to use with no limitations
Booking Times
  • Weekend visits no longer have time slots
  • Weekday evening visits of 18:00 – 21:00
  • No limit to the number of groups per time slot