John's Lee Wood is a Scout Campsite located NW of Leicester. The site, opened in 1947, is 38 acres of wood land intersected with camping pitches. We are perfect for small patrol camps as well as District events and can hold up to 300 visitors.
JLW has 4 Cabins, 2 Sleeping Shelters, 23 Camping Pitches, a Campfire Circle and a outdoor Chapel. We are used by Scouting, Guiding and Youth Groups as well as Schools and Live Action Role Play Groups.
AGC & Walker
The Walker and Gutteridge cabins are 2 separate cabins but can combine by an internal door to make one large cabin which can sleep 40 and seat 60 for eating. This is useful for big events or group camps.
Air Rifle Shooting
.177 Air Rifle Shooting is an instructor led activity aimed at those aged 8 and up. We offer a fun and safe environment to learn a new skill taught by our NSRA qualified instructors
Our Archery Range is located in the Millennium Activity Centre, it has a range of 15m with 3 Bosses. Due to the size of the bows this activity is only offered to those aged 8 years and over. This is a great activity to learn a new skill and encourage a little competition!
The campfire circle is the perfect place for an evening 'Big' fire with a few songs and stories. It can even be used during the day as a base for your backwoods cooking or learning how to light a fire.
The climbing and Abseiling is available to all groups but participants must be over 8 years old. There are 2 climbs of varying difficulty and 2 abseils can be set up. Group sizes are a maximum of 10 and sessions last for 1 hour.
The Collier Hut is a small hut, it can sleep 12 in the main room and 2 in the leaders room. It has a kitchen and in the main room is an open fire. There is no toilet but there is one 10 steps from the front door. If booking with a camping pitch we recommend Deer or Peewit.
Dick & Phil Cabin
The D&P offers an indoor base for your stay. It doesn't have beds, although you can always put a roll mat on the floor, the cabin offers a log burner in the main room and a kitchen and toilet to the back. If booking with a camping pitch we recommend Badger or Peewit.
Harry Walker Cabin
The Harry Walker Cabin provides sleeping accommodation for 10 but has in the past had Beaver sleepovers in the big hall, with a large kitchen, hot water, fridge/freezer and hot air blowers in the main hall. It can be booked with the Gutteridge Cabin for a bigger cabin.
Rubber Band Alley
The Rubber Band Alley is an alternative to Air Rifle Shooting and whilst aimed at Beavers/Rainbows and younger Cubs/Brownies it's fun for all ages. The 'guns' shoot rubber bands at plastic cups to try and knock them down!
Sleeping Shelter 1
An open fronted Swedish style log cabin, set in their own area the shelters offer a different type of camping experience. This can be booked on its own or with the 2nd shelter. These are ideal for DofE groups or for groups hiking in wanting a lightweight weekend. There are also 2 alter fires for use in the shelter area
Whole Site Booking
A whole site booking is to be used when you want the whole site and all the cabins to yourselves, the cost of this is all the cabins plus a minimum of 60 campers per 24hours.
LARP groups and groups who have non DBS'd over 18's staying overnight must have a whole site booking
LARPS are only accepted November to May
The Low Ropes Course was obtained from Charnwood 2016 and has 5 sections to go over. It's brilliant fun for all ages and is free to hire! It just needs a quick induction from the duty warden and can be used under the supervision of an adult from your group.
Weekday evening visitors (Mon-Fri)
For groups wanting to use the site during the week Monday to Thursday for wide games, fires or cooking then a booking can be made for this here!
Weekend Day Visitors (Sat to Sun)
This item is used for groups who are wanting to just visit for the day (Friday to Sunday) and use the site for wide games, fire lighting, cooking etc. but with no overnight stop.
It can also be used for groups who are camping but have leaders/helpers coming over during the day only to book them in.