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Cudham Shaws Outdoor Centre has 92 acres of unspoilt countryside in the heart of Kent but only 16 miles from central London. One of the largest areas of chalk grassland and ancient woodlands in Greater London of which part has been designated a Site of Scientific Interest. You can even explore where Charles Darwin once studied for the “Origin of the Species”!

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Camping sites
There is plenty of choice – small glades for Patrol or Rangers, many areas for Unit camps or events, large and flat fields for Division, County or Regional gatherings.  Fully equipped or bring your own – all sites have mains water and access to flush toilets and showers – and wooding is easy!

Silver Birches
Architect-designed and opened in 1997, Silver Birches has central heating, double glazing, flush toilets and showers, a fully-equipped kitchen and a large attractive activity room. The wide verandah allows for sheltered activities and there is plenty of grass!
Suitable for 32 residents:
Dormitory – 24 sleepers in bunk beds
Room 2 – four sleepers in single beds and washbasin
Room 3 – two sleepers in bunk beds
Room 4 – two sleepers in extra wide bunks

The recent major refurbishment included improvements to fully-equipped kitchen, washrooms and installation of central heating and double-glazing and new bunk beds! The activity area allows for indoor pursuits and there is ample grassed area immediately outside.
Suitable for 31 residents:
Dormitory – 24 sleepers in bunk beds
Room 2 – four sleepers in single beds and washbasin
Room 3 – two sleepers in bunk beds and washbasin
Room 4 – one sleeper in single bed and washbasin

Copps Cottage
Originally designed for girls with disabilities, it nestles in the valley on the Lower site. There is a fully equipped kitchen with adjoining activity room, electric storage heaters, flush toilets and hot showers! Immediately outside is a paved area and there is plenty of grass space for activities.

The Resource Centre
To aid exploration and discovery at Cudham, the Resource Centre is full of things to do as well as information on the local habitat and inhabitants.

Activities and FacilitiesCamping
Adventure Area – purpose built to develop co-ordination, agility and concentration – as well as being fun!
Archery – learn new skills with equipment available under the guidance of a qualified leader
Badge Making kit – is available to make pin badges to your own designs
Bouncy Ball – six foot inflatable ball will stimulate ideas for games and hours of laughter
Camp Fire Circle – is an ancient quarry that can seat 300 folks on wooden benches. A great place for Camp Fire or Guides’ Own!
Camp Shop – it sells badges, souvenirs and gifts!
Grass Sledging – down the splendid run can create confidence and is exciting too!
Nature Trails – lead to personal discoveries for all who seek to look, listen, feel and scent the air
Orienteering packs – will challenge your compass and map reading abilities!
Parachute games – will help develop social interaction in your group in an informal way
Pioneering – will test stamina and develop team confidence

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Cudham Shaws Outdoor Centre is 30 minutes by train to / from London and 10 minutes from the M25 Junction 4.

144 Cudham Lane North, Cudham, Sevenoaks, TN14 7QT

For further information please email or call 01959 573 413.