Mendip Scout Base

Mendip Scout Base is the home of Wedmore Scout Group

: enquiries@mendip-scout-base.org Where to find us: Combe Lane Wedmore Somerset BS28 4DY In Wedmore, take the Wells Road (B3139 ) past the New Inn and up to the brow of the hill. Turn left into Combe Lane (unmade lane) - Mendip Scout Base is the second turning on the right. Use Postcode “BS28 4DY” to find the Base by SatNav. Download route directions Locate on Google Maps

Hire fees

Overnight accommodation

The rate is £3.00 per person for 18 or fewer people or £3.50 each with the use of the shower. This fee includes electricity for lighting, cooking, hot water, and the use of the drying room, also central heating when it is required. These rates also apply if sleeping outdoors in tents. Bookings will only be accepted as “without the shower” or “with the shower”, for the duration of the whole of the booking period – mixing the rate on different days is not permitted. A £15.00 per night non-returnable deposit is required, but the cost of the hire will be adjusted to reflect this.

Group overnight charge

For groups of 18 or more people, the cost for an overnight stay of one or two nights consecutively is £50.00 per night; or £60.00 per night with the use of the shower. For three nights or more of continuous hire, the cost is £40.00 per night; and £50.00 per night with the use of the shower.

Availability - check booking schedule here

Mendip Scout Base is available for letting during the day, and on some evenings during school term times, and may be available at other times depending on the booking schedule.
The Base is usually available at school holiday periods, and for a weekend and midweek use; as well as at the weekend, from 7.30 pm on a Friday. Other timings for weekend lets are available by arrangement, but only if it is convenient for Wedmore Scout Group to do so.

Making a booking

The Base's "Standard Conditions of Hire" applies to all bookings, and the booking must be confirmed using the "Booking Form & Hire Agreement." If the date you require is free, please download and complete a Booking Form (see above) and forward it by email to - enquiries@mendip-scout-base.org You will receive an acknowledgement and, before the event, an invoice for your period of hire. The invoice contains details for making your payment. If this is not received, the reservation will lapse.

Users responsibilities

Users must respect the property's condition and grounds and leave them in the same state of cleanliness and tidiness as they found them in - or better! Users should also have due regard for nearby properties, the surrounding fields and the countryside. Breakages, damage or additional cleaning that is needed will be invoiced separately. Rubbish & waste arising from the use of the facilities must be taken away by the hirer.

Location
Facilities
These include walking, trail biking, rock climbing and caving. There are also forests, areas of industrial heritage, and places of historical interest suitable for visiting Cubs, Scouts, Explorer and Network Scouts.
Mendip Scout Base is just a few miles from the Mendip Hills and is close to the Avalon Marshes, so it provides easy and quick access to an unrivalled range of outdoor activities. And there can't be a better county for outdoor scouting activities than Somerset.
Black Rock, Nature Reserve, Cheddar Gorge
The main hall is bright, airy and well lit, and the kitchen has a modern, clean, and straightforward style, with built-in appliances and ample storage. There are crockery and cutlery together with tables and chairs/benches to cater for 40 people.

It also has:

bunk room for three people 12 pop-up tents for use indoors toilet and shower facilities clothing drying room emergency lighting pull-down projector screen charging points for USB devices . . . and outside external floodlighting grassed area for camping stoned parking area
Bunk Room / Table Store  Wedmore Stores FIRE ESCAPE Main Hall  ENTRANCE / FIRE ESCAPE  Kitchen  Toilet  Shower  Drying   Chair store

The local area is excellent for outdoor

scouting activities, so there are plenty of

adventures not far from Mendip Scout

Base - here are some to explore:

Weston-super-Mare M5/J21 M5/J22 Burnham-on-Sea & Higbridge  Wedmore Wells Cheddar Scale miles 0 1 2   3  4  5  1 2 3  4  5    6    7    8    9     10  11
1. Black Down - with World War II decoy 2. Burrington Combe - cave systems 3. Charterhouse - historic lead mining area 4. Cheddar Gorge - caves and high cliffs 5. Crook Peak - craggy outcrops with views 6. Dolebury Warren - with Iron Age hill fort 7. Ebbor Gorge - steep wooded gorge 8. Rowberrow Forest - modern plantation 9. Velvet Bottom Reserve - old lead mining 10. Westhay Moor Reserve - lots of wildlife 11. Wookey Hole - famous cave system
Adventure

Use the space

Find the adventure

Mendip Scout Base

Mendip Scout Base is the home of Wedmore

Scout Group

: enquiries@mendip-scout-base.org Where to find us: Combe Lane Wedmore Somerset BS28 4DY In Wedmore, take the Wells Road (B3139 ) past the New Inn and up to the brow of the hill. Turn left into Combe Lane (unmade lane) - Mendip Scout Base is the second turning on the right. Use Postcode “BS28 4DY” to find the Base by SatNav. Download route directions Locate on Google Maps

Hire fees

Overnight accommodation

The rate is £3.00 per person for 18 or fewer people or £3.50 each with the use of the shower. This fee includes electricity for lighting, cooking, hot water, and the use of the drying room, also central heating when it is required. These rates also apply if sleeping outdoors in tents. Bookings will only be accepted as “without the shower” or “with the shower”, for the duration of the whole of the booking period – mixing the rate on different days is not permitted. A £15.00 per night non-returnable deposit is required, but the cost of the hire will be adjusted to reflect this.

Group overnight charge

For groups of 18 or more people, the cost for an overnight stay of one or two nights consecutively is £50.00 per night; or £60.00 per night with the use of the shower. For three nights or more of continuous hire, the cost is £40.00 per night; and £50.00 per night with the use of the shower.

Availability - check booking schedule here

Mendip Scout Base is available for letting during the day, and on some evenings during school term times, and may be available at other times depending on the booking schedule.
The Base is usually available at school holiday periods, and for a weekend and midweek use; as well as at the weekend, from 7.30 pm on a Friday. Other timings for weekend lets are available by arrangement, but only if it is convenient for Wedmore Scout Group to do so.

Making a booking

The Base's "Standard Conditions of Hire" applies to all bookings, and the booking must be confirmed using the "Booking Form & Hire Agreement." If the date you require is free, please download and complete a Booking Form (see above) and forward it by email to - enquiries@mendip-scout-base.org You will receive an acknowledgement and, before the event, an invoice for your period of hire. The invoice contains details for making your payment. If this is not received, the reservation will lapse.

Users responsibilities

Users must respect the property's condition and grounds and leave them in the same state of cleanliness and tidiness as they found them in - or better! Users should also have due regard for nearby properties, the surrounding fields and the countryside. Breakages, damage or additional cleaning that is needed will be invoiced separately. Rubbish & waste arising from the use of the facilities must be taken away by the hirer.

Location Facilities
These include walking, trail biking, rock climbing and caving. There are also forests, areas of industrial heritage, and places of historical interest suitable for visiting Cubs, Scouts, Explorer and Network Scouts.
Mendip Scout Base is just a few miles from the Mendip Hills and is close to the Avalon Marshes, so it provides easy and quick access to an unrivalled range of outdoor activities. And there can't be a better county for outdoor scouting activities than Somerset.
The main hall is bright, airy and well lit, and the kitchen has a modern, clean, and straightforward style, with built-in appliances and ample storage. There are crockery and cutlery together with tables and chairs/benches to cater for 40 people. It also has: •	bunk room for three people •	12 pop-up tents for use indoors •	toilet and shower facilities •	drying room •	emergency lighting •	pull-down projector screen •	charging points for USB devices  . . . and outside •	external floodlighting •	grassed area for camping •	stoned parking area Bunk Room / Table Store  Wedmore Stores FIRE ESCAPE Main Hall  ENTRANCE / FIRE ESCAPE  Kitchen  Toilet  Shower  Drying   Chair store

The local area is excellent for

outdoor scouting activities, so there

are plenty of adventures not far

from Mendip Scout Base - here are

some to explore:

Weston-super-Mare M5/J21 M5/J22 Burnham-on-Sea & Higbridge  Wedmore Wells Cheddar Scale miles 0 1 2   3  4  5  1 2 3  4  5    6    7    8    9     10  11
1. Black Down - with World War II decoy 2. Burrington Combe - cave systems 3. Charterhouse - historic lead mining area 4. Cheddar Gorge - caves and high cliffs 5. Crook Peak - craggy outcrops with views 6. Dolebury Warren - with Iron Age hill fort 7. Ebbor Gorge - steep wooded gorge 8. Rowberrow Forest - modern plantation 9. Velvet Bottom Reserve - old lead mining 10. Westhay Moor Reserve - lots of wildlife 11. Wookey Hole - famous cave system
Adventure

Use the space

Find the adventure

Black Rock, Nature Reserve, Cheddar Gorge
Bookings
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