Activity Campsite Activity Campsite

The District has its own Activity Centre and Campsite situated at Fanwood, Ferrand Lane, Gomersal, with a resident Warden on site (For further info please see the pages on this site.).

The Activity Centre is situated on the route of The Spen Way Heritage Trail, a 21 mile circular route around the boundaries of the District.

For all Enquiries re booking of the campsite/facilities/activities please go to the Fanwood Scout Campsite page above and use the 'Contact Us' Page


We are now members of The Association of Scout & Guide Centres for 2016

Scouting in Spen Valley Scouting in Spen Valley

On 1st May 2014, the District celebrated 100 years of Scouting in the area and which is thriving and our Young People are enjoying access to an ever wider variety of adventurous activities in a safe environment.

Welcome to Spen Valley! Welcome to Spen Valley!

Serving the young people of the Spen Valley District of West Yorkshire, the District Scout Council has 9 Scout Groups in the area covering the communities of Cleckheaton, Gomersal, Scholes, Hightown, Liversedge, Birkenshaw and Hunsworth.

The Scout Movement in Spen Valley has, since May 1914, provided Scouting in the area and continues to do so today with our Young People enjoying access to an ever wider variety of adventurous activities, in a safe environment, under the care of an extremely capable, talented and committed Adult Volunteer Leadership Team.

Our Campsite, which forms the epicentre of the District, lies within 2 miles of Junction 26 of the M62 between Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield.

It is close to many Visitor Attractions such as, Oakwell Hall and Country Park, in nearby Birstall, both of which are famed for their connections to the Bronte Family, The Eureka Childrens Museum in Halifax, and many more.

We look forward to welcoming you in person to our District!


Spen Valley Scouts are a part of West Yorkshire Scouts. The West Yorkshire Scouts County Web Site can be found at and provides all sorts of county wide news and inforamtion, and is a great resource for parents and Scouters looking to learn more about Scouting accross West Yorkshire

Can You Help? Can You Help?

Can YOU give a little of your free time to help the Young People of Spen Valley? Many of our Scout groups are holding 'Waiting Lists' of Young people wanting to join The Adventure, We NEED more Adult Volunteers to ease the pressure.

If you think YOU could help then please contact your nearest Scout Group OR use the contact us page.