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Camping and Activities in an

Outstandingly Beautiful Location.

We are based off the beaten track in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the cliff top just outside  Sidmouth. Our wooden Pavilion and newly built Centre occupy two corners of a picturesque four acre flat field.

 

Campers can use the basic facilities in the Pavilion or if you are looking for more mod cons we have the newly built Sid Vale Scout Centre - great for sleepovers.

The large and flexible indoor space in the Centre can be used for a wide range of activities including climbing and target shooting. Visitors (mainly Scouts and Guides) can hire the whole Centre for anything from a couple of hours to a whole week. Or you can hire just the activity space for a few hours at a time - perhaps to add in an activity to an overnight, weekend or week long camp. Availability is based around our own Scout Group activities.

 

The Field is surrounded on all sides by mature hedgerows and is next to extensive National Trust woodland, with paths leading to the village of Salcombe Regis and the beach at Salcombe Mouth. And for star gazers it's a 5 minute walk to the Norman Lockyer Observatory with its amazing telescopes and planetarium. The regency seaside town of Sidmouth is a couple of miles away for shops, swimming pool, and sports facilities including kayaking, surfing and paddle boarding.

Our Spaces to Hire

Scout Centre

Our brand new Scout Centre has a large main hall (15m x 10m) with a 15m high climbing wall (3 ropes). We also have 3 anchor points for ropes in the centre beam allowing for climbing activities such as crate stacking.  There's a second large room upstairs (6m x 7m) that can be used as a meeting/activity space or set up as a target shooting range.

 

There are separate male and female toilets and a disabled toilet/shower room as well as two further showers - making the Centre a great space for sleepovers. The good sized kitchen makes catering for large numbers easy and allows youngsters to get in there and practice their cooking skills too.

Pavilion

A back to basics wooden building approximately 6m x 12m with electricity and mains water supply. It has a small kitchen containing sink, electric cooker, hot water boiler, fridge and freezer. There are two separate toilets, and a third toilet/shower room suitable for disabled use.

Great facilities for a traditional camping experience - offering secure storage for supplies and valuables, but not detracting from the joys of camping under canvas.

Field

The Pavilion and Centre are located in the Salcombe Regis Recreation Field. It's a perfect location for all sorts of outdoor activities. Lots of wide-open space - great for games, camping and group activities. Safe and secure because it is surrounded by hedgerows, with a secure gated entrance. We maintain a large campfire area which, thanks to donations from local builders, is well stocked with firewood. Our Scouts have recently built a wood fired pizza oven and there's plenty of room for Scouts and Guides to make their traditional altar fires.

We can lend activity kit including pioneering poles, barrel BBQs and sports equipment.

Ready to start your Adventure?

If you're interested in hiring any of our spaces or have an event in mind, please contact us to discuss availability.

Contact 1st Sid Vale

1stsidvalescouts@gmail.com

1st Sid Vale Scout Group

Salcombe Regis Road

Sidmouth

Devon, EX10 0NY

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