Using The Site
ALL campers are
aware of these
just the leaders)
the site is outstandingly beautiful and surrounded by a National
Nature Reserve (Horner Woods) conditions
are imposed for the benefit of all site users – present and future,
therefore please ensure all members of your party
Remove live or dead timber, standing or fallen from Horner
Woods - this is a National Trust restriction.
2) Tie ropes to trees in Horner Woods
outside the boundary of the site.
3) Cut or damage any trees, shrubs
or bushes around or on the site.
4) Climb or damage any hedges, fences
5) Tamper with the mill stream and
sluices which supply private land to the east or enter that land.
6) Build bivouacs.
7) Bring, or allow, dogs onto the site.
8) Bring any caravans, trailer-tents,
dormobiles, generators or power saws.
9) Leave any dams, which your party
have built, in the Horner Water or any ropes tied to trees on the site
10) Leave pioneering poles scattered around the
site or in the river, put them in the rack between
the East & South
so that other campers can have the benefit of their use.
Let off fireworks on the site. This disturbs the wildlife and
LEAVE THE SITE TIDY AND CLEAR OF RUBBISH
- Wood is sometimes available on site. Wood may be purchased
from Minehead Saw Mills on 01643 704381
or A & P Farmer (their yard is where the road to West Luccombe
& Horner joins the A39) on 01643 862135 and be
delivered to the site. Restrictions may be imposed in very dry
conditions. No wood, whether growing or rotting on the
ground, is available from the adjoining National Trust land.
Fires should normally be restricted to the recognised camp fire
spots or altar fires should be used.
All the taps provide drinking water. The water on
the site is metered so every drop used has to be paid
for so please
do not waste water! As you will be aware the
cost of water is increasing rapidly, so keeping down our costs
will result in
cheaper camping for you.
Sanitation and Waste
The camp site now has a Toilet block, built in 2013, and all
sewage is now connected to the mains (formerly septic tank).
The toilets are to be kept clean by those camping on the site
and using the facilities. Toilet paper and cleaning materials
are not provided.
When several different groups are camping, it is expected that
the groups will arrange toilet cleaning
between them. Please do not put sanitary towels down the toilets.
Elsans should no longer be used on the site.
Trenches for sanitation are not allowed, due to the possible
pollution of the adjacent river.
Waste food must be burnt or disposed of in rubbish sacks.
Waste food and cooking fat etc must NOT be put down
the drains, as it can cause them to block. If gas is
the normal method of cooking, then a wood fire at appropriate
intervals for burning waste will alleviate the problem of wild
and scavenging animals.
Rubbish must be either recycled, burnt or taken home - it cannot
be left on site. Arrangements can be made with the
Somerset Waste Partnership to have Eurobins on site for waste.
This is a private arrangement between the camping
group and SWP.
Surface filters should be used for washing-up water and the
material used disposed of by burning before leaving the site.
Recycling of clean glass bottles & jars, tins
and paper is encouraged and there is a recycling centre at Mart
Because of the restrictions, by prior arrangement bivouacs may
be built (provided they are dismantled after use) on the
West Somerset District Scouts' Site at Tivington (Grid Ref SS938444).
Some poles are provided for sharing with other users of the
Site. However, ropes, blocks, hessian or additional
anchorage should be brought. Ropes may not be tied to trees
outside the site boundaries. Whenever a rope is tied to
a tree on site the bark should be protected by sacking or similar