West Somerset Scouts
Map of the
of Use &
Activities & help
the National Trust
for use by Scouts, Guides and other youth organisations
(eg. ACF & Schools) - it is not open
to the general public.
It lies within
the Exmoor National Park at Horner, a small hamlet of some nine houses
and two Tea
Gardens. The site, which forms part of the Holnicote Estate - one of
the largest areas of land owned by
the National Trust, is leased to the West Somerset District Scouts. The
site is bounded on the East, West
and South by
an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), is in the middle of a
National Nature Reserve
and an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
are three camping fields - The
East field which takes about 40 people; the South field which
takes about 70 people; and the West field, which can be divided, takes
about 130 people. The fields are
level and free draining and have the benefit of mains water. An
on-site Toilet block has now been built, (in 2013).
The fields are on the banks of the Horner Water, a river running through
the site. The ground is very
Hike Sites -
Hike sites for overnight stops will be allocated as needed, usually
at the top of the East
There are three areas on the site where parking is permitted, one on
each field. These are
all on grass so can be slippery when the weather is wet. In wet weather
it is better not to park on the
site as the grass very quickly churns up into mud. There is a large car
park in the middle of Horner,
and some parking is available just outside the camp site on the track
leading to it.
upon the condition of the ground, heavy vehicles with tentage etc.
can be permitted onto
the grass of the West and South fields to unload, but as a general principle
vehicles should not go
onto the camping area of the fields, or be parked there.
dogs are allowed on the site
National Trust and Planning restrictions -
No Caravans or Motor Homes are allowed on the site