Welcome to Bentley Copse!
Thank you for considering Bentley Copse for your camp/activity. Situated in the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bentley Copse is the Surrey Scouts County Campsite.
The site is very popular with youth organisations throughout the southeast of England attracting over 23,000 camper nights per year, which includes Scouts, Guides, D of E groups and other youth organisations including schools.
Please note that this campsite is not for use by the General Public.
All adults over the age of 18 staying overnight must be DBS cleared.
Bentley Copse is situated 2½ miles south of the picturesque village of Shere and has direct access to the Hurtwood with its numerous footpaths and bridleways, making the site an ideal location for hiking, orienteering, wide games and nature study.
The site has two resident wardens and is open throughout the year except during the school Christmas holidays.
Directions - Shere village is situated off the A25 between Guildford and Dorking. Turn south in the centre of Shere towards Ewhurst, follow this road for 2½ miles. Bentley Copse is on the left hand side of a single track road and is clearly signposted. OS Map Reference: TQ 07454425 Suitable OS maps: Pathfinder 1226 Dorking TQ04/14 (1:25000) - strongly recommended Landranger 187 Dorking, Reigate & Crawley (1:50000).
Bookings - Provisional bookings should be made by telephone or email so that your requirements can be discussed with the warden, suitable sites allocated and date agreed. Site visits are recommended, please contact the warden prior to your arrival.
Charges - Accommodation and activity charges are reviewed and published annually. Price lists and a booking form will be sent once a provisional booking has been made. Provisional bookings must be confirmed by completing and returning the booking form accompanied by the appropriate deposit within 14 days. A receipt and acknowledgement will be forwarded.
The warden reserves the right to change sites at short notice should unforeseen circumstances occur - every attempt will be made to inform the leader-in-charge. To aid your programme planning and our staffing arrangements, on- site activities should be booked in advance.
Further Information - Our leaflet (you can download a full copy in PDF format here) has been designed to help with the planning of your camp/activity and to answer any questions you may have regarding the facilities at Bentley Copse. You might also like to view the site guidelines. Please take time to read these and, if you have any further queries, please contact the wardens Graham and Julie Anker by email, telephone (+44) (0)1483 202424 or at Bentley Copse Scout Camp Site, Hound House Road, Shere, Guildford, Surrey GU5 9JH.