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Hollygate Scout Camp

Hollygate Scout Camp is situated in beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside about 6km southeast of Nottingham. The site is a mixture of woodland and flat grassed camping areas that are suitable for all kinds of Scout (and Guide) camping. Facilities on the site are limited, we do not have a hall or kitchen, but we do have a very good quality toilet and shower block.

This is not a site with lots of organised activities but a base to do traditional outdoors Scouting combined with a location second to none.

The site is adjacent to a country park at Cotgrave featuring miles of cycle tracks, a renovated stretch of the Grantham Canal and childrens' play area and a fishing lake.

Close to Hollygate. Available for hire to charity, voluntary & community groups, a 17 seater minibus (and two trailers). Cost recovery rates only. Fully insured.

A quiet time of year, but we are open unless the weather turns really bad and forces a closure due to boggy ground or similar.

Winter/Spring Working Weekends

As usual we are planning a few working weekends over the next few months; the intention of these is to carry out bigger improvement and development works at the site with the help of volunteers (you!). Our plans for this year include (in no particular order):

Planned dates are:  Sat 2nd Feb (09:30-16:00);  Sun 17th Mar (09:30-15:00);  Sat 13th Apr (09:30-16:00)  dates & times are subject to change depending on weather conditions and progress with the planned work. Check back here to find out what's doing on or use the contact form to enquire.

Climbing Wall

It has been almost impossible to find instructors for climbing wall sessions over the last several months, because of this we will no longer be taking bookings for the climbing wall.


There are only 3 archery instructors in the District who hold current permits so we are limited in the number of archery sessions we can run; we will endeavour to provide archery sessions for those that want them, but in busy periods this may not always be possible.

2019 Bookings

We've already started taking bookings for 2019 - get your dates in too!

Lay more stone to track

Fill holes in entrance “layby”

Lay more stone to turning circle

Construct roof to tool-store/workshop container

Repair roof to activity container

Extend and repair hazel fences south of climbing compound

More preservative to picnic benches

Tree maintenance in woodland?

Repair/improve standpipe/stopcock near compound

Level ground around new electricity pole