District Campsite

Beacon Hill Scout Campsite

BEACON HILL IS CLOSED due to the current circumstances. There are also building works taking place at the campsite, installing a new Toilet & Shower block.

We can’t wait to welcome you back when we re-open!

Beacon Hill Scout Campsite is the district campsite for Horsham Scouts and is located within the High Weald AONB. Being equidistant from London & the South Coast offers great days out, with loads of off-site activities within a short drive. The site comprises 36 acres of unspoilt grass and ancient woodland and is open to Scouts, Guides & Youth organisations.

With 16 individual sites and a Pavilion Hut, Beacon Hill can accommodate over 450 people for expeditions, sleepovers or camps of any duration. The site houses West Sussex Scouts first artificial cave system with 66m of indoor passage, as well as having a number of self-led activities like an assault course and pioneering. The site also sits adjacent to a footpath leading to St Leonards Forest which allows for many hikes and even D of E and Chief Scout expeditions.

Find your way using our Campsite Map

To book your next visit, find out How to Book or use our Booking Portal


Address: Beacon Hill Scout Campsite, Tower Road, Colgate, West Sussex, RH12 4SX

O/S Grid Ref: O/S Landranger Sheet 187 TQ 225 333

Directions to site: Turn off the A264 towards Colgate, at Faygate roundabout between Horsham and Crawley. The campsite is one mile on the right.

What We Offer

Our Brochure shows you all the accommodation, facilities and activities available on & off site!

Camping: Beacon Hill has over 15 individual camping areas, all with firebases, either grassed or immersed in the woodland, allowing for. any type of camping.

Gummy’s Hut: The Pavilion Hut accommodates 30 roll mats with a small bunk room, leaders room and fully equipped kitchen perfect for sleepovers, training courses or day use.

Activities: Our incredible indoor cave system, tomahawks and self-led activities mean you’ll never be bored at Beacon Hill.

Facilities: With our brand new toilet and shower block, large field and amphitheater style Campfire Circle, we’re more than welcoming.

See our Information Pack for more site details. If you’ve booked Gummy’s, please read our Gummy’s Infomation for extra details.

For booking enquires, contact campsitebookings@horshamscouts.com

For other general enquires, contact campsitemanager@horshamscouts.com

Join our team! Check out our Volunteering Booklet to find out where you could help!

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls