Jordans Close Scout Activity Centre

Jordans Close Scout Activity Centre logoBedford District Scouts are fortunate to have a District Scout Activity Centre for their use.

The site is in Great Barford and offers 1.25 acres of camping field together with a slipway and landing stage with access to the River Great Ouse.

The land was donated to us in 1967 by Dorothy Seward.

A maximum of 70 campers can be accommodated and there is a purpose built toilet block, which has hot water and showers including facilities for those with special needs.  The toilet block has recently been extended and is fully accessible to those with special needs.

The main building is suitable for use for indoor activities or for catering, but is only available at weekends.  There is a well equipped kitchen which may be booked separately from or in addition to the main hall.

Site activities include fishing, rafting, canoeing, climbing, an adventure course, pioneering, archery and an indoor shooting range. Alternatively, places of interest in the area include the Shuttleworth Aircraft Collection at Old Warden, the Imperial War Museum at Duxford  (between Royston and Cambridge – the home of Concorde 101), Linton Zoo, Bedford Butterfly Park (Wild Britain) near Ravensden, the Priory Country Park in Bedford and, of course, the historic County Town of Bedford.  London is approximately an hour away by train from Bedford or St Neots.

The village is a short walk or drive from the site and has a Post Office and Village Shop, Chinese Restaurant/Take Away and a village pub serving food at lunchtimes and evenings.

The village is served by Stagecoach United Counties buses including the X5 service running between Oxford and Cambridge.

The site is situated just off the A428 close to the A1 at Black Cat Roundabout and not far from the M1 motorway at Junction 13.  The nearest railway stations are Bedford (East Midlands Trains or First Capital Connect from London St Pancras), St Neots and Sandy (both First Capital Connect from London Kings Cross or Peterborough).

For those travelling from further afield, the nearest airport is London Luton.

The Service Crew is provided by members of our Scout Active Support Unit.

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