Welcome to the Branthwaite Scout Camp Website

First used in 1927, Branthwaite originally became a dedicated campsite through the good will of the Curwen family who allowed scouts to camp free of charge on their field. In 1969, following the purchase of the field and its surrounds by the Rotary Club of Workington, the Rotary Club presented the site to the Workington and District Scouts.

Location of the Camp:

The site is approximately 3 miles east of Workington, and is found by travelling towards Branthwaite and turning left into our access road after the Asby turn off on the right (Grid Reference NY046254)

The Site:
The campsite of 1.5 acres is set in open countryside with 1.5 acre woodland on the western perimeter. Lostrigg Beck separates the camping field from the woodland, which can be accessed by three foot bridges.
There are a number of purpose built fire places for outdoor cooking and usually ample supplies of timber can be found in the wood for open fires.
Piped water is available on the field, which can also be illuminated during dark nights.

Group Bookings:
The group booking the camp site will have sole access of the scout camp, field and amenities. Additional groups wishing to use the site must seek permission from the group making the initial booking.
We expect everyone to observe the ‘Country Code’ and in particular our woodlands, our natural environment and the ecology of our site, thank you.

The centrally heated headquarters building comprises of 2x10 sleeping dorms and 2x2 leader dorms, kitchen, store, activities room (dining facility), boys and girls washrooms, toilets and showers, and a disabled washroom. There is also a pay telephone located in the kitchen.

New Building:
We now also have full use of our new out building, located on the camping field.

The Geography of the area:
The campsite is on the western fringe of the Lake District National Park with easy access to Workington (3 miles) and Whitehaven (6 miles). Regular bus services are available from both these towns to other Cumbrian towns, e.g. Carlisle (30 miles), Keswick (20 miles), Cockermouth (8 miles). You can also visit the western lakes, Loweswater (5 miles), Ennerdale (8 miles), Crummock and Buttermere (12 miles).

Both Workington and Whitehaven are situated near the sea and have large national stores and are good shopping centres.

Visits and Activities:
In addition to the normal scouting and guiding activities you may be interested in the following:

Local Vicinity:

Workington – Swimming Pool, Sports Centre, Multi Screen Cinema, Bowling, Working Sea Port, Helena Thompson Museum.
Whitehaven – Swimming Pool, Sports Centre, Cinema, The Rum Story Museum, Beacon Centre.
Cockermouth – Toy Museum, William Wordsworth, Mountain Rescue Centre, Sheep and Wool Centre.
Maryport – Sea Life Centre, The Wave Centre, Harbour Side.

Within 20 miles of the campsite:

Sellafield – Visitors Centre (free admission)
Muncaster – Castle Garden and Owl Centre.
Ravenglass – Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway (Ratty), Ravenglass Nature Reserve.
Keswick – Derwentwater, Shopping for outdoor activity equipment, Indoor Cimbing Wall, Swimming Pool, Pencil Museum, Mountain Bike Hire and various outdoor activity facilities.

Campsite Prices:

Inside accomadation is a minimum of £65.00 which covers first ten people then £6.50 per head thereafter. Outside camping is £3.50 per head with a £20 per day charge for the hut. If booking a Friday night, then the Saturday night must also be included (min of two nights).

How to book the Campsite:

  1. Check availability with the camp warden
  2. Complete a booking form and return it with a deposit of £15.00 to the camp warden. Please make cheques payable to: ‘Branthwaite Scout Campsite’

Click to download a booking form

Camp Warden: Martin Robinson

Telephone: 01900 61355 or 07542543632
Email: mrobinsonfarm@aol.co.uk