Welcome to Heyswood


A traditional campsite, set in 25 acres, owned and maintained by Girlguiding Greater London West county

Portsmouth Road (A3), Cobham, Surrey KT11 1EN
Direct access from A3 west of Cobham, 5 minutes from M25 Jct10
Grid reference 090 601 (Landranger 187 Pathfinder 1190)

Heyswood has many opportunities for enjoying the out of doors including camping, indoor accommodation, day and evening use. 


Site Facilities:

There are 14 Camp sites each with solid cooking base, easy access to wood and water. Showers and flush toilets available in Log Cabin.  Tents (including a 4m x 10m Marquee) and camping equipment available for hire.

Activity Centre

  • Accommodates maximum of 30: – 6 adults in two Leaders rooms – 24 young people in 11 bunk beds and 2 single beds.
  • Large washroom with 2 showers, 4 toilets and 7 wash basins.
  • Fitted kitchen with hatchway to activities/dining room.
  • Central heating/electricity included in the fees.
    Heyswood Activity Centre
    Baden Powell Lodge

    Baden Powell Lodge

    • Accommodates maximum of 28 – 4 adults in 2 leader rooms with a separate toilet, wash basin and shower and 24 young people in 5 rooms each with a mix of single beds and bunk beds.  (No more than 6 people in a room).
    • Washroom with 2 showers, 3 toilets and 4 basins. 
    • Separate disabled shower room including toilet and basin.
    • Fitted kitchen with hatchway and door into the dining /activity room.
    • Small conservatory for Leaders to relax at the end of the day!
    • Central heating/electricity included in fees.

    Log Cabin

    • Indoor area for activities and sleeping.
    • Kitchen area with sink, running hot/cold water, cooker, kettle, urn, fridge, freezer and microwave.
    • 4 toilets (2 with showers) 3 basins –  shared with those camping/using East Hut.
    Log Cabin
    West Hut

    West Hut

    • This is suitable for small numbers.
    • It has a fridge, urn, kettle, electricity points and sink with hot/cold running water.
    • Showers/toilets and hand basins available adjacent to Baden Powell Lodge.

      On-site Attractions

      Shop – Souvenirs, pens, pencils, notebooks, as well as Heyswood badges, County Standard badges, etc. are available to purchase.

      *NEW* Pizza Oven – a great alternative to cooking at your campsite whilst onsite or as an evening activity for your group.  More details here.

      Playground on soft play surface – suitable for Rainbows and Brownies – including new Swing Basket.

      Giant games and team challenges These include parachute, jenga, four-in-a-row, noughts & crosses, and circus equipment.

      Water slide – weather permitting.

      Other activities Outdoor Table Tennis table, Netball posts, rounders set, croquet set, badminton net and posts, grab a game pack, photo challenge packs for Brownie & Guides sections.

      Other residents you may spot – Bats, birds – ask for the RSPB bird activity pack or book our pond dipping equipment to discover the creatures hiding in our pond.

      pond dipping

      Scroll down to see the range of activities available onsite. Click here for risk assessments and further information including prices.

      Open air Swimming Pool

      Open air Swimming Pool

      Open end of May to end of September 


      Camp Fire Circle

      Located in the woods.  This can be booked in advance, or you may use an alter fire on one of the 14 campsite concrete fire bases. 


      Double 40m Zip wire

      Lots of fun to be had zipping down our zip wire!

      Helmets should be worn and are provided.




      Almost like Volleyball, not quite like Basketball and not a mere Trampoline.  Aeroball merges all three activities into a Vertical Action Game that is the Ultimate Sports Experience!  To help your further enjoyment please see our Rules and Strategies.  Available April to October.

      Low Ropes

      Low Ropes

      Our exciting low ropes course has 10 elements and is designed for individuals from Brownies to adults to learn about themselves, others and how they work with others by working through challenges together in a team. 

      Participants should be allowed to plan as a group, make mistakes, have a chance to correct them and enjoy their successes with little involvement from the leader. Helmets are provided and must be worn by all participants. A leader who has attended our familiarisation course must be in attendance to supervise the group. Suggested ratio of 1:8


      Grass Sledges

      Experience the fun of tobogganing, but without the snow using our x 8 grass sledges

      Orienteering Course

      Four routes – short, medium, long and star are permanently available. The maps are available to download:

      You can print your Control Cards here or they can be obtained from the Heyswood Shop. To assist Leaders we have Orienteering Solutions.

      The Orienteering Course has now been completely refurbished with new recycled posts and all courses and clippers are clearly accessible. The three posts in the wooded area have been relocated slightly towards the edge of our track whilst the A3 works are affecting our site.



      Activities in the Local Area

       AirHop Trampoline Park – 9.1 miles
      12 Midleton Industrial Estate Road Guildford, GU2 8XW https://www.airhop.co.uk/

      Birds of prey demonstration
      bookable in advance  01932 590062

      Chatley Heath Semaphore Tower  –  3.8 miles
      Pointers Road, Cobham KT11 1PQ https://www.surreywildlifetrust.org./nature-reserves

      Chessington World of Adventures  –  8.5 miles
      Leatherhead Road, Chessington, KT9 2NE 
      Merlin discount for Guiding Groups https://www.chessington.com

      Garson’s Farm  – 6.2miles
      Winterdown Road, Esher KT10 8LS
      Pick Your Own fruit in season https://www.garsons.co.uk/pyo-farm

      Guildford Spectrum – 7 miles
      Parkway,  Guildford, GU1 1UP
      Swimming including slides, Tenpin Bowling and Ice Skating  https://www.guildformspectrum.co.uk

      Mercedes Benz World  –  5.1 miles
      Brooklands Drive, Weybridge KT13 0SL https://www.mercedes-benzworld.co.uk

      Direct access from Heyswood with special rates. Book in advance stating from Heyswood.  https://www.painshill.co.uk/


      RHS Garden Wisley  –  3.4 miles
      Woking GU23 6QB  https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley

      Thorpe Park Theme Park  –  10 miles
      Staines Road, Chertsey, KT16 8PN
      Merlin discount for Guiding Groups https://www.thorpepark.com

      Wild Wood – 8.5 miles
      Peacock Wood, Lido Road, Stoke Park, Guildford, GU1 1HB
      Tree top adventure (similar to Go Ape) https://www.wildwood-adventure.com

      Friends of Heyswood

      A group dedicated to supporting our camp site and to help raise funds for extra facilities and improvements. We hold work afternoons to help keep Heyswood smart and tidy. If you would like to join us membership costs just £6 per year, please email FOH for an application form. You will receive newsletters to keep you regularly updated. You can read recent editions here: