We are situated on eight acres of forest woodland, situated on the South West Corner of the New Forest National Park, between the three major towns of Christchurch, Ringwood and Lyndhurst, providing plenty of opportunity for offsite activities.
Christchurch – Is uniquely situated on the shores of its own harbour, close to the magnificent Dorset World Heritage Coast and the New Forest National Park. The mix of fascinating heritage, beautiful coastline and countryside make this a perfect location for a day out. This is the main town of Christchurch District scouts.
The local village of Bransgore is only 4 minutes away by car and is a small community with local shops. 8 minutes away is Burley which depicts everything you would expect from a traditional, New Forest village. The ponies and cattle still roam and that includes right through the village, and Burley has a wift of witches in its history. 15 minutes away is Avon Beach and Mudeford Quay, popular with our local scouts as well as visitors.
Further afield is the seaside town of Bournemouth and the port of Poole.
Bournemouth – Bournemouth has seven miles of golden sands and sparkling sea. It has vast variety of attractions in and around Bournemouth, shops, events, theatres & shows. The air show at the end of August is very popular, especially with air scouts.
Poole – It boasts the biggest natural harbour in the UK which is a drowned valley formed at the end of the last ice age. There are several islands within the harbour including Brownsea Island, the birthplace of Scouting.
Where we are:
Our address is: Braggers Lane, Bransgore, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 8EF
Our map reference is: SZ 185996
Our GPS reference is: 50.796489, -1.739073 or 50°47’47.4″N 1°44’20.7″W
What map to buy? OL 22 New Forest
How do I get there?
Most people arrive with their own vehicles, setting their Satnavs to BH23 8EF. The last stretch is on country lanes which needs a tad of care. But a huge German contingent managed to bring an articulated lorry full of equipment right onto the site so you will get here with mini-buses, cars, vans, caravans, bikes… Watch out for horses, cyclists, deers and pheasants and you’ll be fine!
You could arrive by rail. There are two local stations. However, getting from them to the site on public transport isn’t easy. From Christchurch are 3 daily weekday buses on Mon, Wed, and Fri (More 175 service). These will only get you into Bransgore village from where you’ll have a 1.5 mile walk on country lanes where you are exposed to the traffic.
- Christchurch Station, Stour Road BH23 1PL (6 miles)
- Hinton Admiral Station, Hinton Wood Lane BH23 7DW (4 miles)