1st Northwood HQ & Camp Site


If you would like to stay on the Isle of Wight, why not use the facilities offered to you by 1st Northwood Scout Group.

Our scout hall is situated in approximately one acre of land surrounded on three sides by houses/bungalows, although trees hide them. The village of Northwood is located approximately 2 miles to the south of Cowes (the sailing capital of the UK), on the beautiful Isle of Wight.

Naturally, we are extremely proud of our location and facilities and we hope you enjoy your stay in our village. Information is included in this pack, which outlines the local amenities with their opening hours.

Tariffs for use of Headquarters and who can use the grounds are listed at the end of this brochure, along with booking forms. Unfortunately on-line booking isn’t available. 

The grid reference for the scout hall is OS SZ 4855 9365 Postcode PO31 8QA

Nearby is a mini supermarket and post office, garage and two public houses 

The scout hall is near the main bus routes to which all parts of the Isle of Wight can be gained. The times of buses are displayed at the stops of which there are three. Below are photographs of our hall, grounds and our location.

Entrance to Hall and grounds

The Hall itself

The grounds
Scout Group contact name:
Eileen Finch –  Cotehill, Pallance Lane, Northwood, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 8LT              01983 292904     
Parking of vehicles is allowed on:
(a)       Along Wyatts lane. Although this is limited                                (About 3 cars)
(b)       In the gravel car park in the grounds.                                        (About 12 cars)
We hope you enjoy your stay with us and we feel sure it will be a pleasant and memorable experience.

The HQ is a modern brick building with part double-glazing, which offers the following facilities:


(a)        Central Heating

(b)        Kitchen facilities with fridge and a chest freezer. Cooker is Gas

(c)          Toilets including disabled toilet

(d)          Medium sized hall

(e)          Fold away tables that can seat 60

(f)        Showers. One standard and one disabled. We are carrying out work to improve our disabled access

(f)           Bonfire/campfire facilities

(g)          Nearly an acre of  grounds to camp in                                                                


 Fire Safety
All persons are expected to familiarise themselves with the Fire exits, which are the double doors at the end of the hall. Fire extinguishers are in the main hall and a fire blanket is in the kitchen, if any of fire extinguishers are used, you must inform one of the leaders so that they may be recharged.
 Camp Fires
All campfires are to be limited to the designated areas. They are to be supervised by a responsible senior at all times and further fuel must not be added beyond midnight.
Due to the close proximity of local housing, we ask that noise be kept to an acceptable level, especially after 23:00 hours.
 Bills and Payment
Final Settlement must be made to the person meeting you on the day of your arrival. All cheques should be made payable to 1st. Northwood Scout Group.
Smoking is not permitted within any part of the hall or the grounds. Scout policy is to discourage smoking, especially in the under 18s

The hut is to be left clean and tidy on departure. Basic cleaning items are provided in the kitchen/hall area.

Those hiring the hut are reminded that any rubbish generated is their own responsibility. This involves collection and disposal thereof. Officially we have no refuse collection but we do have a recycling bin and a black non recyclable refuse bin which can take limited amounts of rubbish. Our unofficial refuse collection day is Monday. However we ask you if at all possible to remove your rubbish.


You are reminded that the hall is NOT licensed for alcohol. The Horseshoe Inn & Travellers Joy are our local pubs, both are within walking distance
 Accommodation levels

The Scout hut is only able to sleep a maximum of 25 people. For your own safety and to adhere to Safety and Fire regulations please do not exceed this number. For mealtimes and meeting purposes we can accommodate 60 people

 Insurance Obligations
The Scout Hall and grounds are subject to the insurance regulations of the Scout Association.
 Local Hall Usage
The Scout Hall is used for approximately 12 weeks each term so if you would like to use the hall and the field during normal school terms please ring the booking contact for further advice
The group reserves the right to change the conditions in this brochure. Due notice is given that as a result of this, the group is not subject to any adverse consequences that may arise. Nevertheless, in the interests of goodwill, the group will attempt to deal with all queries in an equitable manner.
Loss or damage of own items
The group takes no responsibility for the loss or damage to items, vehicles etc. that are brought with a party and left in the hall, grounds or surrounding areas. Parties are advised to lock up the hall when temporarily leaving it.  
Who can use our hall/field
The use of the field/hall is available to all scout/guide groups and with special requests church groups and other youth groups, but only one group will occupy the grounds at one time.
The Scout Hall can be hired whether or not you wish to camp on the field, the Scout ground can be hired with use of shower and kitchen facilities only.
  Charges - Staying overnight on field including use of hall/kitchen
The use of the field is a standard charge of £4.00 per person per night is levied.Plus £5.00 per group for stay of 3 days or less and £10 per week for 3 to 5 days and £15 for a stay of 5-7 days




Deposit is £1/per person/night . To secure booking and this is a non-return deposit. When booking please submit the group numbers as described on the bookingform. 
Please send you’re booking form with a £1/per person/night deposit 
To Eileen Finch, Cotehill, Pallance Lane , Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 8LT
Remember to make the cheque payable to 1st Northwood scout group
How to get to us
We are two miles south of Cowes and 3 miles north of Newport (capital of island)
The island is only 23 miles east to west and 25 miles north to south approximately. Nowhere is any more then a 30-minute drive (depending on road conditions).
There are six ports of call to the Island,
Portsmouth to Ryde- Passenger only with Wightlink
Southsea to   Ryde- passenger only with Hover travel
Portsmouth to Fishbourne Car/passenger with Wightlink.
Southampton to East Cowes Car/Passenger with Red Funnel
Southampton to west Cowes Passenger only with Red Funnel
Lymington to Yarmouth Car/passenger with Wightlink
It is advisable to book all journeys on the car ferry.
Below are some web links to help you book/sort out your visit to us,
http://www.wightlink.co.uk/              Wightlink
http://www.isleofwighttouristguide.com/ Tourism Office
A concession is given by Wightlink for Scout Groups. Details can be provided on booking
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