About us

The Low Wood Scout Activity Centre is located in the Aire Valley and is a prime location set in over 81 acres of both woodland and wide open spaces.

About Us

The Low Wood Scout Activity Centre is located in the Aire Valley and is a prime location set in over 81 acres of both woodland and wide open spaces. The former golf club site has been taken over by Keighley District Scouts and is situated next to the Leeds to Liverpool canal. Ilkley Moor and Rivock Edge are only a stone throw away and are easily accessible from the site.

The location is ideal for as an overnight stopping point for those undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh expeditions or for longer stays.

The site offers large areas where camping can be undertaken. For those wanting ‘wild camping’, there is a separate woodland area. We offer a large range of on-site activities, there is something for everyone.

The main building has toilet and shower facilities and a fully fitted kitchen area. Please note, there are no sleeping facilities in the main hall. Indoor sleeping facilities.

The centre is well placed as a base for excursions. Nearby is East Riddlesden Hall (National Trust), Haworth and the Bronte Parsonage, the Worth Valley Railway, Skipton Castle, Low Wood Nature Reserve and much more.

There is a great deal of wildlife, flora and fauna to be found at Low Wood. It is an ideal place to learn about the countryside and work towards conservation based badges. One of our aims is to help to promote the campsite as a haven for the many species that reside here in today’s ever decreasing natural world and to help protect them to the best of our ability. You might see roe deer, blackcap, great spotted woodpecker, tawny owl, treecreeper and nuthatch. Bats also make Low Wood area their home.

Check out more by browsing our site or e-mail lowwood@keighleyscouts.org.uk for more details and how to make a booking.

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