Mendip Scout Base is the home of Wedmore Scout Group
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The area around Mendip Scout Base provides great opportunities for a wide range

of outdoor scouting activities

These include, walking, trail biking, rock climbing and caving. There are also forests, areas of industrial heritage and places of historical interest that are suitable for visiting Cubs and Scouts; as well as Explorer and Network Scouts. Mendip Scout Base is just a few miles from the Mendip Hills and is close to the Avalon Marshes, so provides easy and quick access to an unrivalled range of outdoor activities in some of England’s most special places. It is located on the edge of the Village of Wedmore, just a short journey off the M5, and is easy to get to from the East and the south coast. There can't be a better county for outdoor scouting activities than Somerset. There are different types of terrain, a wide variety of countryside, and exciting places to end up in.  On the hilltops there are hundreds of ancient monuments, as well as spectacular views across to Wales, the Quantocks and Glastonbury Tor. While hidden beneath the hills are the famous Mendip caves. It is also where King Alfred the Great lived, and where the legend of King Arthur still resonates. The Base is available for hire during the day and at weekend, as well as all school holiday periods It is well insulated, double glazed, and has oil fired central heating that also provides the hot water supply; so it's ‘cosy’ even in the colder months. It has a: large hall for general use bunk room for three people toilet and shower facilities modern kitchen catering facilities for 40 people tables, chairs and benches drying room emergency lighting charging points for USB devices External floodlighting stoned parking area Camping and outdoor games can take place on the grassed area at the side and to the rear of the hut, which has flood lighting. The main hall is bright, airy and well lit, and the kitchen has an electric cooker, a large fridge / freezer, a double stainless steel sink and is equipped with cooking utensils, etc. There is crockery and cutlery together with tables and chairs / benches to cater for 40 people. There are two unisex WC’s and two wash hand basins in the toilet; as well as a separate shower cubicle with an electric shower unit. An outside tap is provided for washing off dirty clothing and boots. There is a bunk room for three people (but no bedding), and 14 Trespass two-person ‘pop-up’ tents that can be used in the hall to separate the adults and/or the sexes. Additionally if required, suitable tents can be used in the grounds of the hut to sleep in (the quieter option!).

It is easy to get to ….

Mendip Scout Base is just 10 miles by road off junction 22 on the M5, if travelling from the North, South, or West; alternatively, via Shepton Mallet and Wells, if coming from the East off either the A37, A303 or A361.

Address

Combe Lane

Wedmore Somerset BS28 4DY Use Post Code ‘BS28 4DY’ to find the Base by SatNav Download route directions Locate on Google Maps

Weston-super-Mare

M5/J21

M5/J22

Burnham-on-Sea

& Higbridge

Wedmore

Crook

Peak

Burrington

Combe

Charterhouse

Priddy

Wookey

Hole

Wells

Cheddar

Scale

miles

0

1

2

3

4

5

Avalon Marshes

View :

Welcome

The area around Mendip Scout

Base provides great

opportunities for a wide range

of outdoor scouting activities

These include, walking, trail biking, rock climbing and caving. There are also forests, areas of industrial heritage and places of historical interest that are suitable for visiting Cubs and Scouts; as well as Explorer and Network Scouts. Mendip Scout Base is just a few miles from the Mendip Hills and is close to the Avalon Marshes, so provides easy and quick access to an unrivalled range of outdoor activities in some of England’s most special places. It is located on the edge of the Village of Wedmore, just a short journey off the M5, and is easy to get to from the East and the south coast. There can't be a better county for outdoor scouting activities than Somerset. There are different types of terrain, a wide variety of countryside, and exciting places to end up in.  On the hilltops there are hundreds of ancient monuments, as well as spectacular views across to Wales, the Quantocks and Glastonbury Tor. While hidden beneath the hills are the famous Mendip caves. It is also where King Alfred the Great lived, and where the legend of King Arthur still resonates. The Base is available for hire during the day and at weekend, as well as all school holiday periods It is well insulated, double glazed, and has oil fired central heating that also provides the hot water supply; so it's ‘cosy’ even in the colder months. It has a: large hall for general use bunk room for three people toilet and shower facilities modern kitchen catering facilities for 40 people tables, chairs and benches drying room emergency lighting charging points for USB devices External floodlighting stoned parking area Camping and outdoor games can take place on the grassed area at the side and to the rear of the hut, which has flood lighting. The main hall is bright, airy and well lit, and the kitchen has an electric cooker, a large fridge / freezer, a double stainless steel sink and is equipped with cooking utensils, etc. There is crockery and cutlery together with tables and chairs / benches to cater for 40 people. There are two unisex WC’s and two wash hand basins in the toilet; as well as a separate shower cubicle with an electric shower unit. An outside tap is provided for washing off dirty clothing and boots. There is a bunk room for three people (but no bedding), and 14 Trespass two-person ‘pop-up’ tents that can be used in the hall to separate the adults and/or the sexes. Additionally if required, suitable tents can be used in the grounds of the hut to sleep in (the quieter option!).

It is easy to get to ….

Mendip Scout Base is just 10 miles by road off junction 22 on the M5, if travelling from the North, South, or West; alternatively, via Shepton Mallet and Wells, if coming from the East off either the A37, A303 or A361.

Address

Combe Lane

Wedmore Somerset BS28 4DY Use Post Code ‘BS28 4DY’ to find the Base by SatNav Download route directions Locate on Google Maps

Weston-super-Mare

M5/J21

M5/J22

Burnham-on-Sea

& Higbridge

Wedmore

Crook

Peak

Burrington

Combe

Charterhouse

Priddy

Wookey

Hole

Wells

Cheddar

Scale

miles

0

1

2

3

4

5

Avalon Marshes

Mendip Scout Base is the home of Wedmore Scout Group
© The contents of this website are copyright to Wedmore Scout Group
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