Camping & Accommodation

Outdoor Camping

CampThe site is situated within mature woodland covering an area of approximately 7 acres and has 12 identified camping pitches of varying size which can be used for either troop or patrol camping. The area provides an excellent opportunity for ‘back to basics’ camping with ample opportunities to experience  cooking on open fires, bivouacs, pioneering and many other outdoor activities. The woodland rises steadily up the length of the site with spectacular views across the river Humber from the higher pitches.

Normally it is not possible or practical to allow exclusive use of the site and users should be aware that other Groups may be camping at the same time. Therefore allowance for this should be taken into account when setting up tents on individual sites to allow room for others who have arranged to stay. The booking secretary can let users know if anyone else will be on site and it may be advisable to make prior contact or arrange to meet others beforehand  to decide what room each Group may require.

Indoor Accommodation

Melton Lodge is situated at the top of the site adjacent to the ‘Warden’s Chalet’ and can accommodate 24 people in 2 & 4 bedded rooms. The building is totally self-contained with a fully equipped kitchen (inc. all appliances, crockery, utensils etc.) and its own toilets, showers, and wash-hand basins. The Lodge has a full hot water and heating system making it usable 52 weeks of the year. A large activity area doubles up for dining purposes and there is a full fire alarm/ emergency lighting system installed. N.B. On arrival the fire door must be unlocked before allowing any users into the building. More information is available about the Lodge on a separate page.

Warden’s Chalet

During the camping season (beginning of May – end of September) the Warden’s Chalet is for the sole use of appointed wardens each weekend. Out of season the chalet is available for booking in conjunction with  the Melton Lodge with the following proviso: The adult leader will take on the full responsibilities and duties that would normally be carried out by a warden should there be one on site. Further details are available form the booking secretary. On such occasions a hire charge is made and all electricity used is charged at the prevailing rate.