District HQ & Campsite

Information for West Dean Scout HQ & Campsite for 2023

If you would like to enquire about booking the Campsite and/or District HQ, please scroll down to find the Booking Enquiry Form .

District HQ & Campsite Bookings

Contact: Mr Geoff Strickland

E-mail: campsite@chichesterscouts.org.uk

Campsite Availability: 1st March to 31st October

Deposit is required when booking

District HQ & Campsite Warden

Mr Geoff Strickland Mob. 07870940708

E-mail: campsite@chichesterscouts.org.uk


On A286 at West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex

O/S 197map ref: 862129

In the Southdown’s National Park, as part of West Dean Estate


From Chichester take A286 approx. 5 miles north. Look for sign West Dean College Main Gate (signposted to the right) turn left opposite the entrance to the College, past the Chichester District Headquarters on the Left hand side, under the railway arch. The Campsite is directly on the left.

Camp Site

Is approximately 4 acres partly elevated with terracing for pitching tent on flat ground. There is a toilet block with hand basins with hot water, warden’s storage container, and cooking / dry area. The site includes part of an old railway cutting which is ideal for fire lighting and pioneering. Alter fires are permitted on the camping area.

A large wooden building, which is available at a separate charge, has one six burner gas cooker, two gas fridge/ freezers, a gas water heater and electric lights, tables and chairs.

Local Facilities

West Dean Stores PO18 0QY 600 mtrs south of the site entrance off the A286 by The Dean Ale and Cider House


www.westernsussexhospitails.nhs.uk  St Richards, Spitalfield Road, Chichester. It is well signposted from the A286 when approaching Chichester

Railway Station

www.nationalrail.co.uk Chichester (Bus Station is in the same road)

Bus Station

www.stagecoachbus.com Chichester. The 60 Bus service travels past the College gate each way every half hour Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sunday.

Local Amenities

West Dean College www.westdean.org.uk has 14 walks listed through the estate

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum www.wealddown.co.uk

Westgate Leisure Centre with a two swimming pools www.everyoneactive.com/centre/westgate-leisure-centre/

Chichester Harbour with various types of activities www.conservancy.co.uk

South Downs National Park Authority www.southdowns.gov.uk


District HQ & Campsite Booking Enquiry Form