Cricket Camp


Welcome to Cricket Camp

The site, known as Cricket Camp has been developed in the South of England by Scouts to be used by the Scout and Guide Movements as well as other youth organisations.

The site consists of woodlands, clearings and fields in the River Hamble Country Park, which extends for a further 400 acres. Many forms of shrubs, plants, mature trees and wildlife abound in the park, which is now classed as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI).

The campsite is situated within the River Hamble Country Park on the eastern outskirts of Southampton on Pylands Lane (off Dodwell Lane) about one mile from the junction of the A27 and approximately half-a-mile from Junction 8 on the M27. The grid reference of the campsite is SU 494113 on OS sheet 196.

A short walk from the campsite runs the River Hamble, which is ideal for all types of boating. The pontoon built by Hampshire County Council makes boating possible at all states of the tide. Fishing is permitted from the shore.



The facilities on the site are also available on a day activity basis for Scout and Guide training days, Brownie Revels, Cub days, Group camps etc.

All sites will be allocated as necessary immediately prior to your stay and displayed on site. Map of the Campsite.

Flush toilets and free hot showers (refurbished in 2018/2019) are available, but a portable toilet should be brought for night use. The outside toilets & showers are not suitable for wheel chair users.

Our Campfire Circle is available for use during your stay, the campsite does not run formal campfires or Scout/Guides owns. So please feel free to share.

We also have a shop providing sweets, chocolate, crisps, canned drinks and badges. Please try to support our shop as the proceeds go towards improving the site.


Come and See

If you have not been here before it is really worth a visit. Or if you have been before you will know it pays to book early to get the week you want. You are welcome to visit the site to look around, but please contact the Campsite to ensure someone is on hand to show you around.

We look forward to seeing you at our campsite.


Itchen South District Scouts

Cricket Camp, River Hamble Country Park, Pylands Lane, Bursledon, Southampton, SO31 1BH

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