Covid-19 (Coronavirus) updates

Bramhope Campsite

Bramhope Campsite is located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Spanning thirteen and a half acres, the campsite is contained by natural boundaries including a traditional dry stone wall.

COVID-19 Update- We’re Reopening!



We are pleased to say that Bramhope Campsite is now open at Amber status for use by small groups in accordance with the Scouts Coronavirus guidelines.

Operational guidelines and risk assessment are available below:

-Risk Assessment
-Activities Risk Assessment
-Site Guidelines
-Booking Form

Bookings are now being taken via

Before attempting to make a booking please make sure that your risk assessment has been approved by your line manager using the HQ method.

We will keep under consideration the usage levels and will increase or reduce the availability as required. Weekend usage will also be considered should groups be interested.

There isn’t a cost for using the site but a donation can be made and would be appreciated. In the event of “no shows” without prior cancellation the party involved will be blacklisted from future usage under this system.

Any queries please do not hesitate to contact John Smallwood on 07973 654437 or email

With five independent fields for camping, and three accommondation blocks, we suit groups of any size. Whether you want to sleep beneath the stars, finish your expedition, or have an amazing Beaver camp, Bramhope will have the perfect option, and the fantastic team to ensure that your experience is never forgotten!

We boast excellent facilities including a newly refurbished modern shower block, a purpose built climbing tower, and a traditional campfire circle.


We have three buildings around the site that sleep up to 103 people. They are the Ashton Centre, The Lodge, and the John Briggs Centre.

The Ashton Centre is a purpose built building with sleeping accommodation for a maximum of 43. It is possible to arrange for other people to camp near to the Centre. The Ashton centre comes with full catering facilities, a common room, and outdoor space.

The Lodge provides accommodation for small groups and has a maximum sleeping accommodation for 22. It is possible to arrange for other people to camp near the Lodge and use the Lodge for indoor activities.

The John Briggs Centre is a purpose built building with sleeping accommodation for a maximum of 38. It’s possible to arrange to camp near to the Centre, and keep your group in one location.

Other locations

Around site we also have the Annexe and the Barbeque Griddlery which can be booked out, and the Shop, the Barn, the Warden’s Bungalow, and Reception, where you can find our lovely staff and volunteers!

The Annexe is a timber building available for day visits, meetings and indoor activities. This building isn’t available as overnight accommodation. The Annexe is adjacent to the John Briggs Centre and can be booked with the JBC or on its own.

The Barbecue Griddlery has:

  • Electric lighting
  • Permanent charcoal fired griddles
  • A roof against the rain

Cook up a barbecue feast on the purpose built charcoal fired griddles. In rain or shine, the roofed shelter provides seating for 32 to enjoy their grilled delights. The Griddlery may be used by campers and day or evening visitors. Barbecue fuel is available from the warden or camp shop.


We offer a range of activities on site including a purpose built climbing tower, rifle range and crate stacking. Whether its traditional activities like pioneering, orienteering and backwoods cooking or extreme adventure that you’re after – Bramhope Campsite has it all!

Bramhope Activity Centre

Bramhope Activity Centre

Bramhope Activity Centre

Click here for our full brochure

Contacting Us

For more information about the Bramhope Scout Campsite, please contact the Site Manager, Jo Collins at:

The booking secretary is Jim Hazle.  Please send an email to Jim at:

Alternatively, visit the Bramhope Scout Campsite website at

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