Centenary Wood

Centenary Wood was created to celebrate a centenary of Scouting; a fantastic wooded area with three clearings each big enough for a Patrol camp or use all three for a bigger camp or daytime base.

Although it is not far from Bath, the site is on the side of a valley in quiet countryside, reached by narrow country lanes. At night, with the lack of background light, the stars are clearly visible and the lower part of the valley is on the flight path of the rare Greater and Lesser Horseshoe Bats. At various times during the year, Deer, Pheasants and Rabbits can be seen in and around the site and Buzzards and Kites nest in the mature trees so the natural world is on the doorstep, just waiting to be investigated.

Avon's Scouts planted the trees in 2007 on land belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall.  The Duchy owns the land and maintains the site for us.  In return we have a license to use the wood for recreation and camping. There is mains water on site and in 2012 Scouts returned to the site to plant further trees and shrubs to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.  On both planting occasions the Woodlands Trust donated the trees and shrubs.   


To make a booking please contact the County Office and give at least 7 days notice.

As the Wood is on a working organic farm at least 7 days notice is needed.  Please note that there are a few days in the year when we are unable to use the Wood.