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Beacon Hill Scout Campsite

Information about re-opening and Covid-19:

Beacon Hill is now re-open, however priority will be given to Horsham Scout groups who have minimal outdoor space. Bookings can be made using our new OSM booking system below.

Until June 21st, when hopefully all government restrictions will be lifted, we are asking groups to book a Covid Arrival and Departure Slot. These are 15 minutes intervals to ensure the car park and meeting points are not overwhelmed and social distancing can be maintained. Groups can also book a specific site/area that they wish to use in addition to their Covid slots. Gummy’s and activities will not currently be available. As stated in TSA guidance, there are no limits to group sizes although the number of adults should be kept to a minimum.
Scout Groups must have a District approved Covid-19 Risk Assessment to be onsite and all adults need to have been briefed on our Campsite Covid RA, below.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.

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.


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! Check it out:

Campsite Brochure 2021 Price List See our Campsite Map

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 and has a leaders room and fully equipped kitchen perfect for sleepovers, training courses or day use.

Activities: Our incredible indoor cave system 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 Campsite Information Pack for more site details. If you’ve booked Gummy’s, please read our Gummy’s Information Pack for extra details.

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Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls