The site, known as Cricket Activity Centre has been developed in the South of England by Scouts to be used by the Scout and Guide Movements and other youth organisations.
The site consists of approximately 30 acres of woodlands, clearings and fields in the Manor Farm Country Park, which extends for a further 400 acres. Many forms of shrubs, plants, mature trees and wildlife abound in the park, which is now classed as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI).
The campsite is situated on the Eastern outskirts of Southampton in Pylands Lane (off Dodwell Lane) about one mile from the junction of the A27 and approximately half-a-mile from Junction 8 on the M27. The grid reference of the campsite is SU 494113 on OS sheet 196.
Map of the Campsite
A short walk from the campsite runs the River Hamble, which is ideal for all types of boating. The pontoon built by Hampshire County Council makes boating possible at all states of the tide. Fishing is permitted from the shore.
The facilities on the site are also available on a day activity basis for Scout and Guide training days, Brownie Revels, Cub days, District camps etc.
You are welcome to visit the site to look around, but please contact the Campsite to ensure someone is on hand to show you around.
All sites will be allocated as necessary immediately prior to your stay and displayed on site.
A lot of campers are now changing over to Gaz cooking, but if this is not available to you, please bring your own altar fire with you. You will appreciate that with considerable camping during the season, turfs must not be cut. Trees of every size and description must be left standing. Please don't dig pits. What you can't burn put in the bins provided.
Flush toilets and free hot showers are available, but a portable toilet should be brought for night use.
Our Campfire Circle and "Chapel of the Trees" are available for use during your stay, the campsite does not run formal campfires or Scout/Guides owns. So please feel free to share.
If you don't want to bring tons of food with you, there are several large supermarkets approximately one mile from the site.
We also have a Shop providing sweets, chocolate, crisps, canned drinks, pennants and badges. Please try to support our shop as the proceeds go towards improving the site.
Campers are reminded that vehicles are only permitted in the car parks provided.
Many Scouters and Guiders like to bring the whole family, why don't you?
Due to past experience dogs are not allowed - except guide dogs.
We have a leaders meeting on Saturday evenings usually starting at 5:00pm, if different times will be advised. This enables us to get to know you and for you to get to know each other.
If you have not been here before it is really worth a visit. Or if you have been before you will know it pays to book early to get the week you want.
We look forward to seeing you at our campsite.