The Copley Scouting Centre is based on the outskirts of St. Ives
Situated adjacent to the River Great Ouse (a backwater of the river with access to the main river, forms one boundary), this is a small wooded site of four acres in a very attractive setting. The camping areas are grassed clearings of varying size.
The site is suitable for all Scout activities including boating and canoeing as small craft can be launched from the bank of the backwater or down a launch ramp close by. Pioneering poles, pallets, milk crates etc. are available for use on the site.
Each camping area has a permanent concrete fire pad and there are dedicated backwoods cooking and campfire areas on site. A supply of firewood is available but campers are asked not to be wasteful. Cutting and felling of trees and scrub is not allowed. Wet and dry pits are not permitted. Recycling is encouraged with the provision of separate storage bins.
Male, female and accessible toilets and showers are situated in the HQ building. All doors to the building have ramped access.
The kitchen in the HQ building is equipped with two domestic electric cookers, a domestic fridge/freezer, water heater, microwave, kettles and a limited selection of pots, pans and untensils sufficient to cater for a sleepover.
The number of vehicles on the site car park is limited but there is ample parking 100 yards away by the Leisure Centre. Arrangements for heavy vehicles, buses or coaches are to be made with the Warden. Caravans are not allowed on the site.
Dogs are not allowed on the site.
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