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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.

Spring is here - the site is greening up and we cut the grass for the first time this year in March. The bookings are rolling in, don't forget to let us know about yours. That includes local groups wanting to use the site for an evening activity - we welcome this type of use but we do like some notice please!

Working Days

After the 2 successful workdays held in February and March we have decided to CANCEL the proviional date for a 3rd one in April - we don't have enough larger scale work  left to warrant a further day. This year we have:

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.

Filled potholes at entrance and on track

Laid more stone on turning circle

Picnic benches repair and given an extra coat of preservative

Repaired standpipe/stopcock near compound

Repaired handrail to bridge near compound

Improved hazel fences south of climbing compound

Laid paving slabs in compound

Removed old fencing to west boundary (part complete)

30 new trees planted