Indoors: the facilities include well equipped kitchens for one large or two separate groups. There are flush toilets with hot and cold water, changing rooms but, sorry, no showers except one for emergency purposes. The main building has a 13 m by 4 m main room/ dining area.
Outdoors: we have a 1 acre camping site. Slipway to the river. Various altar fires for outdoor cooking and a campfire circle at the downstream end of the campsite.
If you're traveling to and from the site you can get directions on where to find us
For you Nights Away Notification you may want to add to the ‘Special Activities’ section that all our instructors follow the Scouts adventurous activity permit scheme to supervise or lead various activities. In addition, we follow recognition schemes from a number of external organisations, including British Canoeing, Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Archery GB .
During the summer months, UV protection is essential. We encourage everyone to take this seriously and take the necessary precautions to slip on a t-shirt, slap on a hat and slop on some sun protection along with staying hydrated and in the shade where possible. Water quality is regularly monitored, however, being situated on the banks of the River Trent, we are vigilant about cleanliness. To avoid infections such at Weil's disease (leptospirosis), antibacterial hand wash is made available throughout the site
On arrival to the site you will be able to meet the Assistant Campsite Warden often known as the Duty Warden for the weekend who will make themselves known to you. They all have a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure your stay is as enjoyable as possible they will meet with you to discuss your programme for the weekend and make an introduction to your whole group at an appropriate time.
We want to make everybody’s visit to Trent Lock Scout Activity Centre as enjoyable as possible. We hope that the following information is useful when planning your visit.
The public car park has designated disabled parking. From there, there is a sealed tarmac road towards the Lock following the tow path which is often uneven is on a raised flood bank and 100 m to the Scout Activity Centre landing stage. To get down onto the landing stage there is a series of steep steps with a partial handrail.
If you are not able to access steps please make us aware at the point of booking so we can ensure the ferry changes to pick you up on the canals and river trust public floating pontoon.
The site is accessed by powerboat. Individuals will be required to move themselves or supported into a boat where there are multi changes in levels.
On the site there is a ramp from the landing stage up to the main area leaving from solid ground onto grass. To enter the main building there are three steps or a steep narrow ramp with raised thresholds. The kitchen currently cannot be accessed by wheelchair users. The toilets in the main building are single cubicles. Outside of the main building there is a larger accessible toilet with grab rails.
We will make reasonable adjustments where possible to ensure that all our members can participate in the activities we provide. If any of these members planning to visit the site have any needs please ring us to discuss further.
|Site fee (per person)||Weekend Friday evening to Sunday afternoon counts as 2 days. This covers use of the site and the assembly room||£3 per day (£2.50 - Long Eaton District)|
|Activity fee (per person)||Covers any activity or mix of activities available (except Archery)||£9 per day or part thereof £15 per 2-day of £20 per 3-day (e.g. Bank Holiday) Weekend|
|Archery fee (per session)||Activity is run separately by Long Eaton Scout Archery Club - fee paid directly to them (Max 12 per session)||£25 per 1 hour session|
|Kitchen (per group)||Includes use of all cooking equipment, utensils and crockery (please do not bring your own)||£30 per half per day|
|Site fee (per person)||This covers ferry to and from the site and use of the site and the assembly room||£1.50|
|Activity fee for canoeing (per person)||Includes use of equipment and instructor||£4.00|
|Activity fee for rafting (per person)||Includes use of equipment||£2|
|Archery fee (per person)||Activity is run separately by Long Eaton Scout Archery Club – fee paid directly to them||£2 per 1 hour session per person|
|Boat trip (per group of 10)||Each trip lasts about 1 hour||£20|
|Kitchen||Includes use of all cooking equipment, utensils and crockery (please do not bring your own)||£3 per half per evening|
|Half Site||Groups of 30 or less||£50|
|Full Site||Groups larger than 30||£100|
|Evening||Evening bookings per group||£10|
Note 1: for a full site weekend booking, the minimum total charge is £600 however few people you bring. A full site booking also implies use of the whole (i.e. both halves) of the kitchen.
Note 2: we shall strictly apply the requirement for a deposit within 28 days of the firm booking allocation. After that the weekend will be made available to others if no deposit has been received.