Shelter building

For time immemorial, children have enjoyed making dens.

There is plenty of natural material and several areas where these can be built and with appropriate tuition made into passable shelters.

The campsites nearest to suitable areas are;

North & South Rudyard



Cub Site

Birch Tree Wood



Sleeping in a hammock is both comfortable and adventurous. If slung properly they do not damage the trees and are welcomed by the Barnswood Team.

Shelter building and Hammocking

Shelter building and Hammocking

If putting up a small number of hammocks, suitable trees can be found around the following sites;

High Veld


Birch Tree Wood

Lodge Site


If a large number of hammocks are required, then book the Hammock & Bivouac area.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls