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

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 700). (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. The Lodge has a minimum stay of two nights at weekends and three over Bank Holidays. This also applies to Pine Cabin, but during the winter months exceptions are possible.

Download the current building vacancies for the coming years (click here)

Notice Board
Booking Form A revised booking form (July 2023) is available.

Please use these forms for all bookings, in both "MS Word"or an editable "Adoby PTF" format, on the Booking Page. (click here)

Activities Various local groups can arrange activities to take place at Lyons Copse. e.g. Climbing, Archery, etc.
Details of what is available can be found under the LINKS tab on the left. (click here to go straight to the Link page)

Drones The rules covering Drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are set out in the restrictions tab at the side of the screen. These rules/restrictions apply to all users of the Lyons Copse site. (click here to see restrictions)

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.
Friday Use of site Friday Evening Use by Non-Residents As a result of the amount of usage the site receives and the traffic coming onto the site, the management committee has decided that we will not allow evening visits on a Friday. The only exception to this is when there are no other campers using the site.
Shooting All site users offering Shooting as an activity are encouraged to use Lead-free ammunition.
If lead-free ammo is not available then event organisers need to ensure that they comply with the stringent guidelines about avoiding lead pollution and clean up appropriately afterwards.
There is a vacuum cleaner with a special filter supplied in the Barn for cleaning purposes
Please note that all Barn users are required to sign a statement about compliance before the keys are issued by the Site Warden.

Phone Cost
to Call Us
The cost of calling us changed on 1st July 2016.
Calls to the Lyons Copse Booking number will cost 2p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.

Notice Showing films or playing music on site is considered a "public performance" and requires a license. A single event license can be obtained at a reasonable cost from any of the licensing authorities.
FIREWORKS Fireworks are NOT permitted on site

Camp Site History Click here to read the Campsite History page

(Registered Charity Number 302293)