Welcome to the website for the SOLENT SCOUT TRAINING CENTRE campsite.
also know as LYONS COPSE.

(Note; we are a private campsite and do not accept reservations from members of the public)

For the latest Site information, News & Vacancies see the Notice Board below.

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LYONS COPSE campsite consists of 38 acres, 15.5 hectares, of campsite and adjoining woodland situated in beautiful Hampshire countryside, within easy reach of Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester.

Lyons Copse has everything you need for a great camp, be it small or large (max 800). (See the Site Restrictions tab regarding Large Camps)
As well as the three camping fields there is indoor accommodation available and a wide range of on site activities. See the Facilities page.   The site is open all year around, except for the Christmas and New Year period.
Camping is restricted in Dec, Jan and Feb and bookings are not normally accepted for this period.

Download the Camp Site information booklet in PDF format ( click here to start download )

Notice Board
Look up the current building vacancies for the coming years (click here)
Note: Buildings for weekends for 2015 are nearly all full. Book now for 2016, (Lodge filling up fast).

Phone Cost
to Call Us
The cost of calling us will change from 1st July.
Calls to the Lyons Copse Booking number will cost 2p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

FIREWORKS A Change of policy. At a recent site management meeting it was decided that no further bookings would be taken for firework parties. This includes all groups coming onto the site for such an event regardless of size.
Exception; a group that is resident on site (staying for at least one night) may still have a small firework displays, but no visitors for the event are permitted, and the usual notification forms are still required in advance.
October 2014
Site Activity request for reservation has been changed. No advance reservations will be taken. (except Climbing Tower, Rafting and Shooting).
To use the site activity, contact the duty warden when arriving on site & book activity time slots with them.
Climbing Tower, Rafting and Shooting should still be booked through the Booking Secretary for four hour sessions. e.g. 10am-1pm, 2-5pm & 6-9pm
Please Do NOT place Baby wipes, Fresh wipes or any other Hygienic type wipes down the toilets. They have a tendancy to "stick" to the pipes and block the drains.
Dispose of these types of hygienic wipes as well as sanitary wear in bags and dispose of them separately.
Notice Showing films or playing music on site is considered a "public performance" and requires a licence. A single event licence can be obtained at a reasonable cost from any of the licensing authorities.

Camp Site History Click here to read the Campsite History page

(Registered Charity Number 302293)