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Scammonden Activity Centre

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  1. Scammonden Activity Centre is a self-catering centre, which can cater for up to 42 overnight residents, or many more day visitors. Surrounded by the rugged grandeur of the Pennines, Scammonden Activity Centre is situated right on the shores of Scammonden Water, making it ideal for those who wish to participate in water-based sports, as well as many other outdoor activities.

    The Centre has a fully-equipped professional-standard kitchen; a separate larder with a refrigerator, freezer and lots of storage space; a dining area and a large lounge or study area. A spacious games room on the lower ground floor can be used for lectures, talks and team meetings. There are also separate male/female toilets, changing rooms, ample showers and washing facilities, as well as a heated room where wet clothes and footwear can dry out overnight.

    Sleeping accommodation in the Centre's main buildings consists of six dormitory-style bedrooms, with a number of two-tier bunk beds in each room. The Centre is open all year round.

    Please see our website for more details and contact details for the Booking Secretary.


Organisation last updated

  1. 11 May 2020

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History

  1. The buildings now in use as Scammonden Activity Centre were originally a 17th century listed farmhouse (New Hey) and barn, both of which were derelict for many years. The Centre is now a residential centre situated on the edge of the Pennine moors about six miles west of Huddersfield. Scouts, Guides, youth groups, school parties and other organisations use it as a base for a wide range of outdoor sports and activities. These include sailing, canoeing, orienteering, rock climbing and hill walking.

    The Centre is let to groups, organisations and occasionally families seeking a venue for a residential gathering or simply a day visit, and will accommodate up to 42 people overnight. It is used throughout the year, with an estimated total of over 2,500 people staying at the Centre per year.

    Huddersfield South West District Scout Council manages the centre, and the work maintaining and improving centre facilities is carried out by hard working volunteers.

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