Welcome to the website for the SOLENT SCOUT TRAINING CENTRE campsite.
also know as LYONS COPSE.

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. The Lodge has a minimum stay of two nights at weekends and three over Bank Holidays. This also applies to Pine Cabin, but during the winter months exceptions are possible.

Download the Camp Site information booklet in PDF format ( click here to start download )
Notice Board

Whole Site
Booking Charge
Whole Site Booking: As from January 2019 the way we price for a whole site booking is changing.
There will now be a fixed fee for the use of the entire site per night, regardless of the number of users, up to 800 people.
This includes all buildings and site activities, but exclude external use of utilities; such as power for bouncy castles.
The revised prices will be published on our web site following the site AGM in November.

Look up the current building vacancies for the coming years (click here)
Note: Book now for 2019, (Lodge filling up fast, early booking advised).

Please 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 them separately.

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.
Shooting All site users offering Shooting as an activity are encouraged to use Lead-free ammunition.
If lead-free ammo is not available then event organisers need to ensure that they comply with the stringent guidelines about avoiding lead pollution and clean up appropriately afterwards.
There is a vacuum cleaner with a special filter supplied in the Barn for cleaning purposes
Please note that all Barn users are required to sign a statement about compliance before the keys are issued by the Site Warden.

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.

Notice Showing films or playing music on site is considered a "public performance" and requires a license. A single event license can be obtained at a reasonable cost from any of the licensing authorities.
FIREWORKS 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.

Camp Site History Click here to read the Campsite History page

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