The site is made up of 15 acres of deciduous woodland, bordered by the small river Llan, and has been a scout campsite since 1951. As well as main camping ground, there is also a range of varying terrains suitable for wide-games, survival training and many other activities. The site is run entirely by a group of friendly volunteers, and there is always at least one member of staff resident when the site is in use.
"Sisal the Spider"
The site emblem (a spider, fondly known as Sisal) comes from how the site was apparently named. When the site was opened, it was noticed that there was a number of unusual small spiders on site with small white or silver crosses on their backs. When the weather is warm and sunny, look out for them in the grass - but you'll need to look carefully as they are very small! Our adventure course, Spiderland, continues this theme :)
Ground fires and altar fires can all be used at Silver Cross, but please keep these to designated fire areas. There is usually a plentiful supply of firewood, but please keep fires to a sensible size. Each group is responsible for fire safety on their own site.
We recycle most waste at the site (recycling bags supplied), and if possible ask that other rubbish is burned.
We use biodegradable washing and cleaning products to help the woodland - it would be great if you could too.
We are sorry but dogs are not allowed at Silver Cross (except working dogs - Guide Dogs etc). We ask all visitors to abide by this rule. Thank you.
Arrivals / Departures
The site is usually very busy in the main school holidays. To ensure that we have time to clean the toilet block and sort out ready for new arrivals, please do not to arrive before 1.30 pm. This also makes sure that there is sufficient
space in the car park and loading/off loading area.
Similarly, on your departure, please clear your site before 12 noon. Both these only apply to Saturday arrivals and departures in main season.