About Us

"A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens."
Sir Robert Baden-Powell
"Life is about grabbing opportunities. The prizes don’t always go to the biggest, the best and the strongest – they go to those who persevere."
Bear Gyrlls, Chief Scout
"So much of who we are as an adult is formed when we are kids, what Scouting says to people is: it’s okay to go for it in life."
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout
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About Us

Scouts from all over the UK and Europe are regular visitors to our camp. We also host visits from live action role play groups. Visitors love the camp’s safe and secure location, the genuine ‘backwoods’ feel and proximity to local attractions. We also have an RSPB nature reserve as a neighbour and that means lots of other visitors in the form of local wildlife!
A walk through the reserve will take you to the river, canal and Churnet Valley steam railway  

Our Aims                                              

We strive to be an acknowledged provider of facilities for young people’s recreation, education and training, particularly within the scouting movement. Our camp is also available for hire by other organisations, including schools, colleges and youth groups.


Established on land donated by the Podmore family in 1953, Consall Scout Camp is a trust managed property. There is evidence of mining and industrial use of the site in the past, but the current landscape is heavily wooded with a mixture of traditional broad leaf trees.

The camp includes 26 acres of natural mixed woodland, with spacious camping areas and purpose-built accommodation. We also have offer toilet and shower facilities, an abseil tower and some fantastic 'back-woods' amenities.

Our location in the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands makes us an ideal starting point to explore the area. We are very lucky to have many local attractions. Within a short driving distance, you’ll find opportunities to climb, swim, sail, cycle, go caving and even ski. And for visitors who like rollercoasters, we’re also the closest scout camp to Alton Towers!

How to find us

The camp entrance is on the A52 between Stoke-on-Trent and Ashbourne.

From the M6

Leave Junction 15 onto the A500. Follow the A500 to A50, join A50 East, follow the A50 to the 4th intersection (A520) Northbound. Then follow the A520 to the junction with A52 (Cellarhead). Turn right at the crossroads and the camp is approximately 2 miles on the left.

From the M1

Leave junction 23, join the A50, signposted Stoke-on-Trent (Westbound). Follow the A50 to the junction with the A520, then as above.

Please do not follow signs for Consall village. We are located on the A52 and the entrance is clearly signposted.