Faurefold is Surrey East’s County Holiday & Camp Site, nestling in the folds of the beautiful Surrey Hills at Westcott, near Dorking, just outside the M25 motorway.
Set in 11 acres of its own grounds – all within a fenced boundary – Faurefold is ideal for either day visits / events or longer stays. With an open space in front and to the side of the building, and wooded area around it, the site is a lovely place to get to know the countryside, follow trails, or build dens.
The building has two large dormitories each sleeping 12 in bunk beds and two separate Leaders’ bedrooms each sleeping 3 (i.e. total accommodation in the house is 30 spaces). Each dormitory has an attached bathroom and there is a large leaders’ bathroom with facilities suitable for a disabled person in a wheelchair. There is a large main hall and a separate break out room.
The camp site is great for single Guide camps and lightweight tent camping. Equipment is available for central and patrol cooking, and both ridge and lightweight tents are available. There is plenty of wood on the site and a concrete base for the central fire. There are bathroom facilities behind the building for camping use. There is a car park but no access for coaches.
Please note that due to Covid-19 the house has been closed since March 2020. The campsite has been reopened for DofE bookings and the grounds are now available for outdoor unit meetings subject to Covid-19 guidelines and appropriate risk-assessment
Activities on site
- orienteering courses set up of varying difficulty
- fairy doors to find and a woodland trail
- giant games
- nature path with hidden animals and stick people
- camp fire circle in the woods
- geocaching equipment and caches in the woods (bring your own AA batteries)
- bat detecting equipment
- The Faurefold Challenge ‘I’ve Had Fun Outdoors@Faurefold’.
Booklet of activities and a badge to gain. There is a full colour booklet that describes the activities and has space to record what you do to receive the lovely snail badge.
Booklets cost £2 each, and badges £1 each are available.