Our Region

Girlguiding North West England covers 17 counties. We work with counties from the top of Cumbria to the bottom of Cheshire, including the Isle of Man. We are lucky to live in such a diverse region, with access to a wide range of urban and rural facilities.

Girlguiding North West England

Each county has a lead volunteer (county commissioner) who is responsible for all of the volunteers and the work of Girlguiding North West England in their area.

Use the map below to find your county and the details for your county commissioner. The map also shows all of the Girlguiding or joint-owned activity centres and buildings suitable for residential events in our region.

Our CountiesActivity Centres

  1. Cheshire Border
  2. Cheshire Forest
  3. Cumbria North
  4. Cumbria South
  5. Isle of Man
  6. Greater Manchester West
  7. Lancashire Border
  8. Lancashire East
  9. Lancashire North West
  10. Lancashire South
  11. Lancashire South East
  12. Lancashire West
  13. Manchester
  14. Merseyside
  15. Sefton
  16. Stockport
  17. Wirral
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Cheshire Border

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County Commissioner
Linda Pearson

Email
countycommissioner@girlguidingcheshireborder.org.uk

Website
www.girlguidingcheshireborder.org.uk

Statement
Cheshire Border is the southernmost county in the region, bordering on Staffordshire and Derbyshire. They are an active and growing county with nearly 3500 members. Covering the area of the new Cheshire East Council, the county includes the towns of Poynton, Bollington, Macclesfield, Wilmslow, Knutsford, Congleton, Holmes Chapel, Alsager, Sandbach, Crewe and Nantwich. There is a great variety from old market towns and industrial areas to rural villages. They offer a wide range of opportunities to girls and young women of all age groups and are particularly proud of their water activities section at Tatton Park and growing Ranger numbers.

Alsager Guide Headquarters

Address
The Guide Hall, Cedar Avenue, Alsager, ST7 2PQ

Accommodation
Space for 24 for residentials/sleepovers.

Facilities
Entrance hall, toilets and shower. Wheelchair accessible. Large fully equipped kitchen with separate fridge and freezer and duel fuel cooker. Two large halls, gas central heating and a large meeting room upstairs.

Activities
Large secure play area at the rear. Leisure centre close by for swimming and sports. Bus service into Stafford for visits to museums and place of interest.

Catering Facilities
Self-catering, with local shops a 5 minute walk from the hall.

Cost
£100 per night.

Booking Contact
Teresa Longhurst
alsager@girlguidingcheshireborder.org.uk
01270 884 461 (evenings)

Could be used for
Overnights, training sessions (max 60), evening meetings (max 60) or residentials.

No large meetings (county events).

Ashley Guide Centre & Campsite, Mobberley

Address
Ashley Activity Centre, Breach House Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 7NT

Accommodation
House – 28 people, Lodge – 20 people, Campsite – Large field which can be divided into 2 campsites which can hold 50-60 people.

Facilities
House – large day/dining room, fully equipped kitchen. Sleeping facilities – Area 1 – 5 rooms with 4 beds (2 sets of bunks), and 1 room with 2 single beds. Area 2 – 1 room with 4 beds (2 sets of bunks) and 1 room with 2 single beds. Small first aid room with 2 single beds for emergency use with a small lockable cupboard for medicines. Washing facilities – Area 1 – large bathroom with 3 wash basins, 3 toilets and 2 showers. Also with a separate wet room with toilet, shower and washbasin suitable for those with a disability. Area 2 – bathroom with 2 washbasins, 2 toilets and 1 shower. Lodge – Large day/dining/meeting room with tables and chairs. Fully equipped kitchen. Bathroom with 2 flush toilets, 3 hand basins and 2 showers. Wet room and washing/toilet facilities suitable for those with a disability. Small store room for bedding and belongings. There are no beds, guests use the inflatable karri mats provided. Campsites – Campers have access to toilets and washing facilities and the dry shelter. Camp equipment can be hired.

Activities
A campfire circle, Brownie garden with swings, slide, climbing frame and play house. Outdoor games including parachutes, adventure course, outside gym, pond dipping, zip wire. Nearby there is a local farm, Sugar Brook Farm, which offers pond dipping, lambing, bird and wildlife spotting, various nature courses, fruit picking and pressing in the Autumn (subject to a nominal contribution). There are also local horse riding stables, Tatton Hall, Knutsford Town trail, Styal Mill and Manchester Airport tours.

Catering Facilities
Self Catering

Cost
Various depending on group type.

Booking Contact
gmwashleybookings@gmail.com

Website address
Ashley Guide Centre

Could be used for
Residentials, training sessions, meetings, overnights or camping.

Audlem Scout & Guide Hall

Address
Audlem Scout & Guide Headquarters, Cheshire Street, Audlem, Nr Crewe, CW3 0AL

Accommodation
20 for sleepovers. Seating for lectures up to 100, parties 100. Sit down meals 60.

Facilities
Large hall, kitchen, toilets, small room upstairs.

Activities
None

Catering Facilities
Self Catering

Cost
Sleepovers – £90.00 Flat rate, General activities – £38 for the first hour, £6.00 per hour thereafter.

Booking Contact
Andrew Walters
andrewwalters04@gmail.com
01270 811 047

Could be used for
Meetings, training, sleepovers or parties.

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Cheshire Forest

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County Commissioner
Nikki Barker

Email
countycommissioner@cheshireforest.org.uk

Website
www.cheshireforest.org.uk

Statement
Cheshire Forest is the largest county in Girlguiding North West England, with a current membership of over 5,500. They cover the areas of Warrington, Halton, Chester and West Cheshire, plus Middlewich in East Cheshire! This is a diverse mixture of large towns and villages, with industrial and rural areas. The county is divided into 11 Divisions with 40 Districts. They are proud of the whole range of opportunities they offer to the girls and young women in their care.

Pettypool Activity Centre

Address
Pettypool Wood, Sandiway, Nr Northwich, Cheshire

Accommodation
The Lookout – up to 40 people. The Lodge is non-residential but can accommodate up to 30 in the dining room and the Ranger Den can accommodate up to 6 people. There are also 4 campsites each with their own facilities.

Facilities
The Lookout – Large activity room with under floor heating, wheelchair accessible bedroom with wet room and hoist facilities. 5 bedrooms, made up of 3 sets of bunkbeds, 2 sinks, 2 showers and toilet with storage under sinks for wash bags. Separate leaders’ bedroom with showers. Fully equipped large kitchen with fridge/freezer and separate larger fridge, 2 ovens with grill, hot water boilers. leaders’ room with desk and telephone. Entrance hall with toilet and baby changing facilities, utility room with washing machine and dryer. Risk assessments are available on request, plus there is a small first aid kit and Wi-fi. The Lodge – Non-residential but has toilets & showers, fully equipped kitchen and dining room for 30 people. It also provides an activity room, leaders’ lounge and a grassed play area. The Ranger Den also provides a fully equipped kitchen, sleeping and lounge area and the toilet block is located opposite. The campsites also provide firebases and picnic tables, some equipment is available for hire.

Activities
Orienteering courses – Easy, Moderate and Challenging
Space Hoppers
Hoops
Circus Skills
Giant Ludo
Shelter Building equipment
Badminton Rackets
Nature Detectives – activity cards
Team Challenges – balls, markers, bean bags etc
Rounders set and posts
Skipping Ropes and games to play!
Walks from Pettypool
Small and large balls
Woodland Trust – 5 minute activities- Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Photograph Trails – ‘A walk with a difference’ and Photo Mystery Trail
Giant Games – Tumble Tower and Noughts and Crosses
Geocaching course (no GPS required) Assault courses, BBQ areas, Bird Hide, Campfire Circle, Chapel, Fitness Trail, Giant Games, Geocaching, Beech Tree Habitat, Nature Trails, Olave Field (Activity field) Pioneering, Rainbow Arc, Shelter and Den Building and a Shop

Catering Facilities
Self Catering with a kitchen available for use.

Cost
Various costs depending which area a group is from. Fees can be found on the website.

Booking Contact
For Campsite and Ranger Den Bookings: booksite@pettpool.org
For the Lodge: booklodge@pettypool.org
For all and other enquiries: info@pettypool.org or pettypool@btinternet.com

Website address
Pettypool

Facebook page
Pettypool Facebook

Could be used for
Residentials, training, conferences, overnights, meetings.

Can be used by other Girlguiding groups and groups outside of Girlguiding.

Lymm District

Address
Pepper Street, Lymm, Cheshire

2 Large Halls (14mx8m and 12mx8m), 1 meeting room (7mx6m), toilets and well equipped kitchen.

Activities
Fire pit / campfire circle
Raised beds
Landscaping
Planting boxes
Backwoods cooking area
Pioneering poles store
Climbing tower/Climbing wall
Flagpole
Living willow dome
Insect hotel
Stage
PV array on roof
Sundial Bird/bat boxes with camera
Rainbutts
Indoor climbing/bouldering wall
Shooting range ( Temporary )
Digital projector and PA system
New tables/chairs
Computer/printer/scanner
Wireless broadband
Saw benches
Brick BBQ area
Bird table

Catering Facilities
Self Catering – kitchen available for use.

Cost
Hall Hire – £18 per hour, Meeting Room Hire – £12 per hour, Whole building – sole use – £30 per hour.

Booking Contact
bookings.maplelodge@gmail.com

Website address
Maple Lodge

Could be used for
Residentials, meetings or training sessions.

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Cumbria North

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County Commissioner
Ann Marie Steel

Email
annmarie@girlguidingnwe.org.uk

Website
www.girlguidingcumbrianorth.org.uk

Statement
Cumbria North is the largest geographical county in the region and has the second lowest population density in England. The county stretches for a distance of over 80 miles from North to South and East to West, and encompasses both the Lake District fells and a large area of the Pennines. It covers the Districts of Allerdale, Carlisle, Copeland and Eden and has only 3 urban areas with a population in excess of 20,000, one of which is the city of Carlisle. With over 2000 member, they endeavour to give all of their members as many opportunities as possible and are enjoying the many benefits of flexible guiding.

We don’t currently have any Activity Centres in this area.

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Cumbria South

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County Commissioner
Sarah Beale

Website
www.girlguidingcumbriasouth.org.uk

Email
countycomm@girlguidingcumbriasouth.org.uk

Statement
Cumbria South is a beautiful and diverse county where ‘the Lakes meets the Sea’. With over 1500 members the county covers a vast area from Barrow in Furness in the West to Sedbergh in the East, Grasmere in the North and Arnside in the South. Leaders in Cumbria South offer their girls and young women a fantastic range of opportunities both locally and internationally, and they are very proud to ensure that they keep their ‘Girls in the Lead’.

Park House, Hawkshead

Address
Park House, Main Street, Hawkshead, Cumbria, LA22 0NR

Accommodation
31 people in 4 bunk rooms

Facilities
3x toilets, 2x showers. Large area for dining/playing in. Walled garden with picnic tables and BBQ

Activities
Off-site water activities provided by Joint Adventures:

Catering Facilities
Self-Catering, Fish & Chip shop near and Co-op in the village

Cost
Prices are available on the website

Booking Contact
Judith Myers
jandzmyers@gmail.com
015394 41245
Park House Hawkshead/a>

Could be used for
Residentials, overnights, training, meetings, leaders’ get togethers.

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Isle of Man

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County Commissioner
Su Simpson

Website
www.girlguidingiom.im

Email
su.simpson@girlguidingnwe.org.uk

Statement
Isle of Man county have a unique relationship with Girlguiding and are extremely proud to be a Girlguiding county in their own right in Girlguiding North West England. Girlguiding in the Isle of Man started in 1915 with a small number of girls and their determined leaders. Today they are the Island’s largest voluntary youth organisation. Girlguiding Isle of Man comprises of 52 units; that’s 975 people engaged in weekly youth programmes of activities for girls and young women aged 5 to 26.

Rushen Scout and Guide Headquarters

Address
Drogenfayle Road, Port Erin, Isle of Man

Accommodation
Details given upon request

Facilities
Large hall, two back rooms, a large kitchen (inc. dining area), a male and female bathroom with two toilets each. Parking available nearby.

Activities
Park and beach within walking distance as is the steam railway station. Water sports available at the beach

Catering Facilities
Self Catering – fish and chip shop within walking distance

Cost
£25 for four hours but call for overnight quotes

Booking Contact
Kath
07624 479 582

Facebook Page
Rushen Scout and Guide HQ

Could be used for
Unit meetings, overnights or weekend camps.

Castletown Scout & Guide Headquarters

Address
West Hill Avenue, Castletown, Isle of Man, IM9 1LX

Accommodation
Details given upon request

Facilities
Kitchen, main hall, dining area, two toilets available.

Catering Facilities
Self Catering

Booking Contact
07624 496 621

Facebook Page
Castletown Scouts and Guides

Could be used for
Unit meetings, overnights or weekend camps.

 

 

Maughold, Corany Hill, Isle of Man

Address
Corany Hill, Glen Mona, Maughold, Isle of Man

Accommodation
Small numbers, only big enough for a district event

Facilities
Ideal for outdoor meetings. The hut has tables, benches and catering equipment. It also has toilets and washroom facilities. The Leisure Pod, is more for relaxing in.

Activities
The wood badge is available for groups to take part in. The information can be requested at the booking stage.

Catering Facilities
Self Catering

Cost
Available upon enquiry

Booking Contact:
Jayne Corteen
jaynecorteen@mcb.net

Could be used for
Unit meetings, outdoor meetings, days out, small camps or district events.

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Greater Manchester West

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County Commissioner
Laura Keller

Website
www.girlguidinggmw.org.uk

Email
GMWCC@girlguidingnwe.org.uk

Statement

Greater Manchester West is one of the region’s smaller counties. The county covers the Local Authority areas of Trafford and Salford, a very varied and diverse community. The county team work together to build communities so that their adult volunteers are well supported as they help the girls and young women in their care learn to plan and experience a very varied programme of activities. With over 4,300 members, their current long term project is developing their expertise in girl-led guiding at all levels throughout the community.

Ashley Guide Centre & Campsite, Mobberley

Address
Ashley Activity Centre, Breach House Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 7NT

Accommodation
House – 28 people, Lodge – 20 people, Campsite – Large field which can be divided into 2 campsites which can hold 50-60 people.

Facilities
House – large day/dining room, fully equipped kitchen. Sleeping facilities – Area 1 – 5 rooms with 4 beds (2 sets of bunks), and 1 room with 2 single beds. Area 2 – 1 room with 4 beds (2 sets of bunks) and 1 room with 2 single beds. Small first aid room with 2 single beds for emergency use with a small lockable cupboard for medicines. Washing facilities – Area 1 – large bathroom with 3 wash basins, 3 toilets and 2 showers. Also with a separate wet room with toilet, shower and washbasin suitable for those with a disability. Area 2 – bathroom with 2 washbasins, 2 toilets and 1 shower. Lodge – Large day/dining/meeting room with tables and chairs. Fully equipped kitchen. Bathroom with 2 flush toilets, 3 handbasins and 2 showers. Wet room and washing/toilet facilities suitable for those with a disability. Small store room for bedding and belongings. There are no beds, guests use the inflatable karri mats provided. Campsites – Campers have access to toilets and washing facilities and the dry shelter. Camp equipment can be hired.

Activities
A campfire circle, Brownie garden with swings, slide, climbing frame and play house. Outdoor games including parachutes, adventure course, outside gym, pond dipping, zip wire. Nearby there is a local farm, Sugar Brook Farm, which offers pond dipping, lambing, bird and wildlife spotting, various nature courses, fruit picking and pressing in the Autumn (subject to a nominal contribution). There are also local horse riding stables, Tatton Hall, Knutsford Town trail, Styal Mill and Manchester Airport tours.

Catering Facilities
Self Catering

Cost
Various depending on group type

Booking Contact
gmwashleybookings@gmail.com

Website address
Ashley Guide Centre

Could be used for
Residentials, overnights, meetings, training or camping.

Lodge is suitable for meetings.

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Lancashire Border

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County Commissioner
Sharon Weaver

Email
sharon.weaver@girlguidingnwe.org.uk

Social Media
Lancashire Border Facebook Page

Statement

Lancashire Border covers the Bolton and South Bury areas. They are a small but very lively county, with 5 Divisions spread across a mixture of rural and urban populations. They have innovative programmes to excite the girls and young women in their care, and their leaders are proud to be part of Team Lancashire Border.

Height Nook Farm

Address
Height Nook Farm, Edgeworth Moor

Facebook page
Height Nook Farm

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Lancashire East

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County Commissioner
Tricia Beesley

Email
tricia.beesley@girlguidingnwe.org.uk

Website
www.girlguidinglancseast.org.uk

Statement

Lancashire East is a county steeped in history and folklore; at its heart lies Pendle Hill with tales of witchcraft, to the West lies the fertile plains of the Ribble Valley and to the South and East, towns which ‘grew up’ throughout the industrial revolution. With over 4000 members, they are one of the largest counties in Girlguiding North West England; with 7 Divisions, 612 adult Leaders and 190 unit helpers who make it possible, week after week, to give amazing opportunities to girls and young women in Lancashire East.

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Lancashire North West

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County Commissioner
Gillian Clarkson

Email
gillian.clarkson@girlguidingnwe.org.uk

Website
Lancashire North West Facebook Page

Statement

Lancashire North West runs down from the Cumbria border; beginning at Silverdale and running between the M6 and the A6 down to Chorley. There are 7 divisions in total and 25 districts. The county is very lucky to have three universities, which offers an opportunity for Young Leaders moving into the area to continue their guiding. This also ensures an ever-changing mix of leaders and range of ideas. The county is a mixture of rural villages, market towns and 2 cities, Lancaster and Preston, which ensures a very diverse population.

Silver Sapling Campsite

Address
Silver Sapling Campsite, Park Road, Silverdale, Lancashire, LA5 0UJ

Facilities
Pepper Pot – water tap, wood store, outdoor wood cooking facilities, wet weather hut, drying room, 2 showers, 2 toilets, washroom with 4 basins with disabled access to wet room and toilets, outside sink with hot and cold water. Equipment – fridge/freezer, plastic chairs, tables and benches, cooking equipment for both gas wood burners (except QM utensils/cutlery), fire buckets, water carriers, hot water urn, kettle, washing bowls, dustpan and brush, waste bins (no bags provided). There is a marquee that can be erected. Site powered by electric meter – takes £2 coins. Silver Birch – similar to Pepper Pot except people have to arrange to use the showers on Pepper Pot. Helen’s Field and Crooklands are completely unequipped sites with just one water tap, so campers will need to bring everything including portable toilets, although toilet disposal facilities are provided.

Activities
On-site activities include: Unicycle, grass skis, stilts, boules, badminton, hockey, circus skills, obstacle course. Giant garden games including: Connect 4, Dominoes, Snakes & Ladders, Jenga. Costs: £10 an evening, £20 a day. £50 for 3 days and £100 up to a week. Grass Sledges cost: £15 an evening, £30 a day, £60 for 3 days, £100 up to a week. Peddle Bikes cost: £15 an evening, £30 a day, £60 for 3 days, £100 up to a week. Archery can be arranged via Northern Archery and a mobile climbing wall can be arranged at the site. Off-site activities include: play area on Cove Road, Holgates Caravan Park, Leighton Moss RSPB reserve. There are also local supermarkets, doctors’ surgery and churches.

Catering Facilities
Self catering, but there are some local mobile catering companies in the area.

Booking Contact:
Silver Sapling Booking Secretary
Silversaplingbookings@outlook.com

Website address
Silver Sapling

Facebook Page
Silver Sapling Facebook page

Could be used for
Residentials, overnight stays, evening meetings or training sessions (hut).

Guys Farm Activity Centre

Address
Stony Lane, Bay Horse, Lancaster, LA2 9DF

Accommodation
The Barn – 32 beds, The House – 20 beds, The Piggery – 14 beds. 5 Campsites – Top Meadow – 30, Bottom Meadow – 30, The Orchard – 20, these 3 sites are equipped. Waterside, Lakeview and Horseshoe are non-equipped sites and campers need to bring their own equipment.

Facilities
The Barn – Full central heating, 7 bedrooms offering a mix of single, twin and dormitory rooms with bunk beds. 5 individual toilets and 2 with showers. Wheelchair accessible. Large indoor activity area, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. The House – Full central heating, 4 bedrooms offering dormitory rooms, some with bunk beds. 3 individual toilets and 2 with showers. Large open plan lounge/dining area with fully equipped kitchen. The Piggery – Full central heating, 4 bedrooms offering a mix of twin and dormitory rooms all with bunk beds. 2 individual toilets and a shower room. Large open plan lounge/dining area with a fully equipped kitchen. Equipped campsites – Each has a hut with lighting and electricity and fridge/freezer space and Wi-Fi. Flushing toilets, showers and outdoor washing area. The fields can have up to 100 people. Unequipped campsites – access to central toilet and shower block. Fridge/freezer space can be arranged and wi-fi is available in some areas.

Activities
Abseiling & Climbing, Archery, Sculpture Trail and Assault Course, Pedal Cars, Pizza Oven, Gyro Cars, Bouldering Wall, Orienteering, Lake – Paddle boarding (SUP/SOT), Rafting, Pond dipping.

Catering Facilities
Self Catering

Cost
Various costs depending on whether people are from Girlguiding or outside bookings. Details can be found on the website

Booking Contact
bookings@guysfarm.org.uk

Website address
Guys Farm

Facebook Page
Guys Farm Facebook

Could be used for
Residentials, overnights, meetings or training.

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Lancashire South

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County Commissioner
Elaine Disley

Email
elaine.disley@girlguidingnwe.org.uk

Social Media
Lancashire South Facebook Page

Statement

Lancashire South is in an area with a rich heritage, moving confidently forward, where neighbourliness and a warm welcome are strong. The county has an Education Authority recognised as one of the most progressive in the country and above-average exam results, there is lots of open land with very pleasant countryside and a unique range of wetland habitats for wildlife. Lancashire South was created from three nearby counties on the 1st April 1987, celebrating thirty years in 2017. The county badge reflects the heritage of Wigan with the pit wheel at the top of the badge and the Lancashire rose at the bottom (South). The blue on the badge forms the letter ‘S’ and represents the water element that runs throughout the county.

We don’t currently have any Activity Centres in this area.

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Lancashire South East

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County Commissioner
Nicola Robinson

Email
nicola.robinson@girlguidingnwe.org.uk

Website
www.girlguidinglancsse.org.uk

Statement

Girlguiding Lancashire South East has more than 3,500 members who meet in units across the 7 divisions that make up the county.

Springfield Park

Address
Rochdale, Lancashire, OL11 4RE

Accommodation
24 girls and 4 leaders’ in the building and has a fully equipped campsite for 1 large group or a patrol (Maximum of 6).

Facilities
Ground floor – dining area with fully equipped kitchen, just off the dining room is the shop selling Girlguiding items and small gifts. Upper floor – 3 Dormitories that sleep 8 in each and a leaders” bedroom sleeping 4. Large activity room with DVD player, projector & screen. Bathroom with wash basin, showers and flush toilets. Campsite – Shelter with electricity, flush toilets, wash basin, water, wood. 1 large fire and 6 patrol fires, with parking available for leaders’ on the field.

Activities
Facilities of the park and play area. Local activities – Swimming pool, Water activities, nature reserves, Planet Play.

Catering Facilities
Self catering, Tesco nearby.

Cost
Day rate – £25, evening rate £10. Non returnable deposits of £25.

Booking Contact
Lynn Smith

Website address
Springfield Park

Could be used for
Residentials, overnights, meetings, leader training days, evening training or meetings.

Baden Powell Centre

Address
Oldham, OL4 1AH

Facilities
There is a large hall, 2 meetings rooms, kitchen and shop selling Scout and Guide uniform and equipment.

Booking Contact
0161 624 1073

Website address
Baden Powell Centre

Could be used for
Training sessions or evening meetings.

Baden Powell Hall

Address
Millet Street, Bury, BL9 0JB

Facilities
Newly refurbished kitchen.

Booking Contact
0161 761 5224

Website address
Baden Powell Hall

Could be used for
Training sessions, evening meetings or leaders’ days.

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Lancashire West

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County Commissioner
Jacky Ramsden

Email
jacky.ramsden@girlguidingnwe.org.uk

Website
www.girlguidinglancswest.org.uk

Statement

Lancashire West covers the Fylde Coast – Blackpool, Fylde and and part of  Wyre Council areas across to the border with Lancashire North West. There are 4 divisions and 12 districts in total.  Lancashire West covers a large coastal area and has many places to visit. It has a diverse economy built on tourism, the aerospace industry, farming, light manufacturing and the service industries  and ranges from rural villages and market towns, to the bright lights of Blackpool. The county is one of the smallest in the region with just 0 members and volunteers.just under 2000 members but we are ready to grow!

Guys Farm Activity Centre

Address
Stony Lane, Bay Horse, Lancaster, LA2 9DF

Accommodation
The Barn – 32 beds, The House – 20 beds, The Piggery – 14 beds. 5 Campsites – Top Meadow – 30, Bottom Meadow – 30, The Orchard – 20, these 3 sites are equipped. Waterside, Lakeview and Horseshoe are non-equipped sites and campers need to bring their own equipment.

Facilities
The Barn – Full central heating, 7 bedrooms offering a mix of single, twin and dormitory rooms with bunk beds. 5 individual toilets and 2 with showers. Wheelchair accessible. Large indoor activity area, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. The House – Full central heating, 4 bedrooms offering dormitory rooms, some with bunk beds. 3 individual toilets and 2 with showers. Large open plan lounge/dining area with fully equipped kitchen. The Piggery – Full central heating, 4 bedrooms offering a mix of twin and dormitory rooms all with bunk beds. 2 individual toilets and a shower room. Large open plan lounge/dining area with a fully equipped kitchen. Equipped campsites – Each has a hut with lighting and electricity and fridge/freezer space and Wi-Fi. Flushing toilets, showers and outdoor washing area. The fields can have up to 100 people. Unequipped campsites – access to central toilet and shower block. Fridge/freezer space can be arranged and wi-fi is available in some areas.

Activities
Abseiling & Climbing, Archery, Sculpture Trail and Assault Course, Pedal Cars, Pizza Oven, Gyro Cars, Bouldering Wall, Orienteering, Lake – Paddle boarding (SUP/SOT), Rafting, Pond dipping.

Catering Facilities
Self Catering

Cost
Various costs depending on whether people are from Girlguiding or outside bookings. Details can be found on the website

Booking Contact
bookings@guysfarm.org.uk

Website address
Guys Farm

Facebook Page
Guys Farm Facebook

Could be used for
Residentials, overnights, meetings or training.

St Anne’s (Kilgrimol) District

Address
Leach Lane, Lytham St Anne’s

Accommodation
Sleeps 22

Facilities
This Girlguiding centre is situated in St. Annes and is with walking distance of a sandy beach. There is a main activity room and a small meeting room. The centre has private parking, but the remaining outdoor space is not usable while building work is taking place. We cannot offer accommodation at present (August 2021) but hope to welcome visitors back to the centre in the future. The centre is still available for day events and trainings.

Catering Facilities
Self Catering

Cost
Various costs depending on whether people are from Girlguiding or outside bookings. Details can be found on the website

Booking Contact
Kilgrimol@girlguidinglancswest.org.uk

Could be used for
Residentials, overnights, meetings or training.

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Manchester

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County Commissioner
Rona Rommel

Email
rona.rommel@girlguidingnwe.org.uk

Website
www.girlguidingmanchester.org.uk

Statement

Girlguiding Manchester currently has 4,000 members spread over a wide area, extending from the City Centre as far as Glossop, as far South as Wythenshawe and as far north as Middleton, covering Tameside plus North & South Manchester along the way. They are proud of the range of activities offered to the girls and young women in the county, and offer training and support for their leaders, as well of lots of new and exciting opportunities.

Seven Springs Activity Centre

Address
Seven Springs Outdoor Activity Centre, Corks Lane, Disley, Cheshire, SK12 2AZ

Accommodation
The Venture House sleeps up to 30 people, with a mix of dormitories which sleeps 18, leaders” room for 2, 2 additional rooms with bunk beds for 4, a single room for adults, a first aid room with a bed and 4 folding camp beds. The Den is for 15 people – main bedroom sleeps 10 on bunk beds, small bedroom for 1 and lounge has 4 single sofa beds. Kinder View sleeps up to 20 – 18 folding camp beds, small bedroom with 1 set of bunks. Birch and Oak are fully equipped sites for 24 campers, more if they bring their own equipment.

Facilities
The Venture House – It is a centrally heated, single storey building. It has a spacious dining room/play area, fully equipped kitchen, relaxation room for leaders’, first aid room, bathroom facilities with shower, 3 wash basins and toilet with separate facilities for leaders’. Drying room and porch area for wet boots/wellies. The Den – Large lounge/dining area, bathroom with 3 basins, shower and 2 toilets and fully equipped kitchen. Kinder View – storage rooms and fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. These sites have access to Werneth Lodge which has fridge. Toilets and showers on site. Holly site is away from main facilities and suitable for large numbers who bring their own equipment, has toilet and shower block.

Activities
Adventure Playground, Butterfly Trail, Night line, Basic Orienteering, Grass sledging, Instructor-led orienteering. Numerous outdoor games, including bats, balls, goalposts, rackets, frisbees, swing ball. There is also a BBQ available and campfire. Local activities in the area – Lyme Park is a National Trust park with deer, duck pond, gift shop, playground and coffee shop and is within walking distance of the site. Buxton is less than 30 minutes on the train and New Mills Leisure Centre which boasts squash courts, modern gym and swimming pool.

Catering Facilities
Self Catering

Cost
Cost depends on whether groups are members of Manchester County, Girlguiding or outside groups. Cost details are on the website.

Website address
Seven Springs Activity Centre

Facebook page
Seven Springs

Could be used for
Residentials, camps, overnights, meetings, training or county events.

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Merseyside

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County Commissioner
Sylvia Macaulay

Email
sylvia.macaulay@girlguidingnwe.org.uk

Website
www.girlguidingmerseyside.co.uk

Statement

Girlguiding Merseyside covers a large area with a diverse population. It has 8 divisions which cover all parts of Liverpool, Kirkby, Huyton, St Helens, Prescot and Rainhill, and Newton-le-Willows. Each division is split into districts who all work hard together to promote guiding in the area. Liverpool city was the European Capital of Culture for 2008 and the city and surrounding areas played host to millions of visitors. 7,000 of them were Girlguiding members when they hosted the ‘World in One City’ weekend in February. The city is famous for its waterfront, music and football teams. Away from the city, there are plenty of parks and Otterspool promenade. Prescot is the birthplace of the Rocket Steam engine. Out in Knowsley they have the Safari Park, and in the grounds of Knowsley Hall the home of the Earl and Countess of Derby. St Helens is also famous for its glass and ‘The Saints’, St Helens Rugby team.

Woodbank Activity Centre

Address
Woodbank Activity Centre, Burrows Lane, St Helens, L34 6JQ

Accommodation
26 people – Dormitory rooms of 8 and 10 and 2 bedrooms sleeping 4.

Facilities
Well equipped kitchen, spacious activity/dining room, central heating, cloakroom for outdoor shoes and coats, gift shop. 3 showers & 6 wash basins, 3 toilets.

Activities
Fire pits. Safari Challenge.

Catering Facilities
Self Catering

Cost
Fees are £178.50 per night with a £51.00 per night deposit (this is applicable for all bookings). Day bookings are £9 per hour.

Booking Contact
Marjorie Boyd
activitycentre13@gmail.com

Website address
Woodbank Activity Centre

Facebook page
Woodbank Activity Centre

Could be used for
Residentials, overnights, meetings, training, county events or Trefoil Guild meetings.

 

Scarisbrick Guide Campsite

Address
Scarisbrick Campsite, Southport Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 9RQ (On the grounds of Scarisbrick Hall School).

Accommodation
Hall can seat up to 50 people, is wheelchair accessible. The Barn accommodates 15 people (Suitable aged 7+). Campsites each have their own water tap and flush toilets.

Facilities
Hall – has a well equipped kitchen, tables, chairs, showers and toilets. The Barn – the lower floor has chill cabinets, freezers and telephone. 2 large washrooms. The upper floor is available for Guide/Rangers/Adult holidays. There are tents for hire of varying sizes and Trangia’s for hire.

Activities
Archery – led by qualified instructors. Aerial Runway – can be hired and must be supervised at all times. Trampoline for hire and must be supervised. Pioneering poles for use on site only to make various structures (instruction booklet available). Parachute, Orienteering, Photo Trail and Assault Course in the woods. Large outdoor games available for hire. Netball, Rounders and small games equipment – these are free of charge. Water activities off site at the Scout Centre nearby. Booking is essential with them. Plus easy access to local places of interest.

Catering Facilities
Self-catering with Tesco and Spar between 2-3 miles.

Cost
Various. See website for details. Full user manual available on the website.

Booking Contact
Mrs Susan Howden
susan.howden@btinternet.com

Website address
Scarisbrick Guide Campsite

Could be used for
Residentials, overnights, meetings, training, county events or camps.

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Sefton

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County Commissioner
Rose Bode

Email
rose.bode@girlguidingnwe.org.uk

Website
www.girlguidingsefton.org.uk

Statement

From Bootle to Tarleton, Sefton county stretches along the coast between Merseyside and South Lancashire, and reaches inland to include Parbold Hill and parts of West Lancashire. They have sea, sandhills and endangered species in their coastline, and a mixture of rural and urban areas inland. With a membership of 3,000, they are divided into 8 divisions, each with is unique characteristics. They welcome new girls and adult helpers to their county and offer fun, friendship and exciting challenges for all age groups.

Scarisbrick Guide Campsite

Address
Scarisbrick Campsite, Southport Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 9RQ (On the grounds of Scarisbrick Hall School).

Accommodation
Hall can seat up to 50 people, is wheelchair accessible. The Barn accommodates 15 people (Suitable aged 7+). Campsites each have their own water tap and flush toilets.

Facilities
Hall – has a well equipped kitchen, tables, chairs, showers and toilets. The Barn – the lower floor has chill cabinets, freezers and telephone. 2 large washrooms. The upper floor is available for Guide/Rangers/Adult holidays. There are tents for hire of varying sizes and Trangia’s for hire.

Activities
Archery – led by qualified instructors. Aerial Runway – can be hired and must be supervised at all times. Trampoline for hire and must be supervised. Pioneering poles for use on site only to make various structures (instruction booklet available). Parachute, Orienteering, Photo Trail and Assault Course in the woods. Large outdoor games available for hire. Netball, Rounders and small games equipment – these are free of charge. Water activities off site at the Scout Centre nearby. Booking is essential with them. Plus easy access to local places of interest.

Catering Facilities
Self-catering with Tesco and Spar between 2-3 miles.

Cost
Various. See website for details. Full user manual available on the website.

Booking Contact
Mrs Susan Howden
susan.howden@btinternet.com

Website address
Scarisbrick Guide Campsite

Could be used for
Residentials, overnights, meetings, training, county events or camps.

Shirdley Hill Activity Centre

Address
Shirdley Hill Residential Centre, Renacres Lane, Halsall, L39 8SG

Accommodation
Modern self-catering. Rooms for up to 27 people, comprising 5 bedrooms upstairs and 3 bedrooms downstairs.

Facilities
Fully equipped kitchen, 2 fridges, large freezer, gas hob and electric oven cooker, hot cupboard and microwave. Ample bathroom and toilet facilities. Large main room for dining and activities, with fold away tables, toy box, library and a small shop. Broadband, data projector, screen and speakers.

Activities
Outside there are picnic tables, a safe enclosed green area with well equipped play area. Outdoor games area and extensive car park.

Catering Facilities
Self-catering, with shops nearby

Cost
Various depending if a group is form Girlguiding Sefton or not. See website for details.

Booking Contact
Fee Tate
shirdleyhillcentre@outlook.com

Website address
Shirdley Hill Centre

Facebook page
Shirdley Hill Centre Facebook

Could be used for
Residentials, overnights, meetings or training.

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Stockport

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County Commissioner
Tracey Johnson

Email
tracey.johnson@girlguidingnwe.org.uk

Website
www.girlguidingstockport.org.uk

Statement

Girlguiding Stockport covers the borough of Stockport. A team of over 700 adult leaders are committed to providing stimulating and imaginative programmes for 163 units across all age ranges, bringing guiding to over 2500 girls in Stockport. If you are visiting Stockport and fancy a challenge, why not volunteer with Girlguiding. They are a friendly, forward thinking, challenging and innovative county. Whether you want to work directly with the girls, support leaders, or can only spare one hour per month, there are many opportunities open to you in Stockport.

The Children’s Inn, Rowarth

Address
The Inns at Rowarth, Hollinsmoor Road, Rowarth, High Peak, Derbyshire, SK22 1DX

Accommodation
The Children’s Inn is suitable for 31 people. The Ranger Inn can sleep 12 in the upstairs full sized bunk beds and 4-5 downstairs on air beds.

Facilities
The Children’s Inn has 2 separate shower rooms, activity room, fully equipped kitchen, dining room for 32 people and large original fireplace. Cosy lounge, work and store room where activities are kept. TV, video and DVD player are available. Fully central heated and double glazed with car parking. The Ranger Inn has fully equipped kitchen, dining room/activity room and bathroom.

Activities
There is a large secure garden for outdoor games (kept in the leaders’ store room) Brick built BBQ, campfire circle, picnic tables and benches.

Catering Facilities
Self-catering and supermarkets will deliver to the site.

Cost
The Ranger Inn costs from £85.00, The Children’s Inn from £180.00 and the camping from £4.00.

Booking Contact
innsbooking@girlguidingstockport.org

Website address
The Inns at Rowarth

Facebook page
The Inns at Rowarth Facebook

Could be used for
Residentials, overnights, meetings, training or county events.

Abney Scout and Guide Training and Residential Centre

Address
Abney Park, Newlands Road, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 2PD

Accommodation
Centre can sleep 32 on a mix of bunk beds and single beds.

Facilities
The centre has a fully equipped kitchen. Note that Sat nav users should use SK8 2NP.

Activities
BBQ area and campfire circle.

Catering Facilities
Self Catering

Cost
Various costs depending on whether hirers are Girlguiding or Scout members.

Booking Contact
Mark Brookes
markbrookes@mail.com
0161 485 6354

Website address
Abney Scout and Guide Centre

Could be used for
Residentials, overnights, meetings, training or county events.

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Wirral

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County Commissioner
Greer McDonald

Email
greer.mcdonald@girlguidingnwe.org.uk

Website
www.girlguidingwirral.org.uk

Statement

Wirral county first came into being in 1972 when the county of Cheshire split into three; Wirral, Cheshire Forest and Cheshire Border. The county continues to have strong links with their neighbouring counties, including Merseyside and Sefton. Since then guiding has gone from strength to strength and they have an active and flourishing county, especially in the age group for Rangers. Their county campsite, Hadlow Fields, is popular with leaders from both inside and outside of Wirral and rings with the sound of girls enjoying the out of doors nearly every weekend of the year. They have also successfully held a number of International Camps. Visit them in Wirral and you can be sure of a warm welcome!

Hadlow Fields Activity Centre

Address
Hadlow Fields Activity Centre & Wirral County Girlguiding Centre, Neston, CH64 2UN

Accommodation
Up to 18 sleeping on bunk beds. One leaders” room sleeping 2 on bunk bed. Campsites have a max capacity of 50 overnight sleepers. The camping field has a maximum of 400 people for daytime use.

Facilities
Bunk beds – Bring you own sleeping bags and pillows. Well equipped kitchen, one shower, toilet & wash basin for disabled personnel. Separate bathroom with 3 toilets and 2 wash basins. The Cottage and Orchard Shelter are both wheelchair accessible and have fire detection and alarm systems.

Activities
Lots of on-site activities including Games Store, Circus Skills Box, Bushcraft Box & Dutch Oven Box, Hammocks and Tarps, Traversing Wall, Adventure Play area. Archery, Mountain Bikes, Tipis and a Fairy Trail. There is a pizza oven for hire. The site also houses the GG Wirral shop.

Catering Facilities
Self Catering

Cost
Various costs depend on whether groups are members of Girlguiding or not, Deposits are required at the time booking and are non-refundable. There is a separate booking form for equipment.

Booking Contact
hadlowbookings@girlguidingwirral.org.uk

0151 342 6557

Website address
Hadlow Fields

Could be used for
Residentials, evening/weekend training or evening meetings.

West Kirby Guide HQ

Address
(rear of) 59 Westbourne Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 4DQ

Accommodation
Up to 18. 12 Brownies (Max) + leaders, 15 Guides or Rangers (Max) + leaders.

Facilities
Camp beds, 3 Zed beds, 2 fitted bench beds. 4 mattresses suitable for adults of children. Pillows and sleeping bags/blankets must be brought. Well equipped kitchen. 2 Showers, 4 toilets, Drying room, and additional toilet and shower for disabled visitors. Immersion heater, gas radiator, thermos controlled wall mounted convector heaters. Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms fitted.

Activities
Sports equipment available – prior booking is necessary. Buckets and spade if you wish to take Brownies to the beach. Ashton Park – Situated behind the HQ incudes, picnic tables, football pitch, basketball/netball and tennis courts. Tree and planet trails. Junior orienteering course, treasure trails and code breaking puzzles. Hilbre Island – Walk across the sand to Hilbre Island for picnics, bird and seal watching. Beach – 10mins walk. Wirral Sailing School – The Promenade and Marine Lake are a 5mins walk. More ideas on the website.

Catering Facilities
Self-catering with local shops. Morrisons 5-10mins away. One Stop Shop 5-10mins and Aldi. Plus 3 fish and chip shops.

Cost
Various costs depending on usage, all include gas and electricity, see website for details. Deposits are required to confirm bookings.

Booking Contact
Mrs Carol Trickey
trickeyfamily@yahoo.com
0151 625 6316

Website address
West Kirby Guide HQ

Could be used for
Residentials, evening/weekend training or evening meetings.

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Shop: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm

Get in touch

northwesthq@girlguidingnwe.org.uk 01772 791 947 Guiding Road, Preston, PR2 5PD

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