Welcome to the website for the SOLENT SCOUT TRAINING CENTRE campsite.
also know as LYONS COPSE.
(Note; we are a private campsite and
do not accept reservations from members of the public)
For the latest Site information, News & Vacancies see the Notice Board below.
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LYONS COPSE campsite consists of 38 acres, 15.5 hectares,
of campsite and adjoining woodland
situated in beautiful Hampshire countryside, within easy reach of Portsmouth,
Southampton and Winchester.
Lyons Copse has everything you need for a great camp, be it small or large (max 800).
(See the Site Restrictions tab regarding Large Camps)
As well as the three camping fields there is indoor accommodation available
and a wide range of on site activities. See the Facilities page.
The site is open all year around, except for the Christmas and New Year period.
Camping is restricted in Dec, Jan and Feb and bookings are not normally accepted for this period.
Download the Camp Site information booklet in PDF format
( click here to start download )
Camp Site History
Click here to read the Campsite History page
| Site Use
Friday Night Use by Non-Residents
As a result of the amount of usage the site receives and the traffic coming onto the site,
the management committee has decided that we will not allow evening visits on a Friday.
The only exception to this is when there are no other campers using the site.
The Solent Scout Training Centre site fees for 2017 will be published in November
and it is anticipated the review will recommend a small increase from 2016.
Please check back in December for the 2017 prices.
Look up the current building vacancies for the coming years
(click here) |
Note: Book now for 2017, (Lodge filling up fast, early booking advised).
| Phone Cost
to Call Us
The cost of calling us changed on 1st July 2016.
Calls to the Lyons Copse Booking number will cost
2p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
|| Do NOT place Baby wipes, Fresh wipes or any other Hygienic type wipes
down the toilets. They have a tendancy to "stick" to the pipes and block the drains.
Dispose of these types of hygienic wipes as well as sanitary wear in bags and dispose of
Showing films or playing music on site is considered a "public performance"
and requires a licence.
A single event licence can be obtained at a reasonable cost from any of
the licensing authorities.
A Change of policy. At a recent site management meeting it was decided
that no further bookings would be taken for firework parties.
This includes all groups coming onto the site for such an event regardless of size.
Exception; a group that is resident on site (staying for at least one night)
may still have a small firework displays,
but no visitors for the event are permitted,
and the usual notification forms are still required in advance.
(Registered Charity Number 302293)