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.

Booking and Information

COVID-19

We are open for outdoor camping, indoor residentials and all on site activities.

One of our accommodation blocks has been altered to have small rooms of no more than six.

We are pleased to say that our activities are all now ready to enjoy and you will see below Risk Assessments where required.

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.

      East Hut

      • Similar to West Hut in size and suitable for small groups.  It has a sheltered area for outside cooking on gas stoves (not supplied).
      • Has a fridge, kettle, electricity points, and running water adjacent.
      • Flush toilets/showers available in the Log Cabin.
        East Hut

        On-site Attractions

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

        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 with kayaks available

        campfire

        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. 

        Zipwire

        Double 40m Zip wire

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

        Aeroball

        Aeroball

        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 new 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

        Grasssledge

        Grass Sledges

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

        Grasssledge

        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.

        Activities in the Local Area

        AirHop Trampoline Park – 9.1 miles
        12 Midleton Industrial Estate Road Guildford, GU2 8XW

        Birds of prey demonstration
        bookable in advance

        Chatley Heath Semaphore Tower  –  3.8 miles
        Pointers Road, Cobham KT11 1PQ

        Chessington World of Adventures  –  8.5 miles
        Leatherhead Road, Chessington, KT9 2NE
        Merlin discount for Guiding Groups

        Garson’s Farm  – 6.2miles
        Winterdown Road, Esher KT10 8LS
        Pick Your Own fruit in season

        Guildford Spectrum – 7 miles
        Parkway,  Guildford, GU1 1UP
        Swimming including slides, Tenpin Bowling and Ice Skating

        Mercedes Benz World  –  5.1 miles
        Brooklands Drive, Weybridge KT13 0SL

        Painshill
        Direct access from Heyswood with reduced costs.

         

        RHS Garden Wisley  –  3.4 miles
        Woking GU23 6QB

        Thorpe Park Theme Park  –  10 miles
        Staines Road, Chertsey, KT16 8PN
        Merlin discount for Guiding Groups

        Wild Wood – 8.5 miles
        Peacock Wood, Lido Road, Stoke Park, Guildford, GU1 1HB
        Tree top adventure (similar to Go Ape)

        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: