Hillside Scout Campsite is the official campsite for Adur Valley District Scouts in partnership with a number of Scout Groups in Hove & Portslade. In September 1937 the 21 acres campsite was officially opened for the Scouts of the Hove to Shoreham-by-Sea Area.

Hillside is available to any Guide Group, Youth organisation or Schools up to the age of 21.

The campsite is located at the foot of the north side of the South Downs and is set within ancient woodland, you can hike to or from us with ease. We can accommodate groups of various sizes. Our site is a great place for a scouting weekend camp or a Duke of Edinburgh Hike destination as well as longer camps. You can access the footpaths from a private gate at the north side of the camp.

It offers a large cut field ideal for any camp and a meadow camping field plus an untamed site.

Beavers having fun

All camp pitches are on the edge of the woods with a private open fire/cooking area. There is a group campfire circle perfect for team building.

We also have indoor accommodation offering room for up to 28 people. There is a kitchen and training room for meetings and activities. There are separate male and female toilets with shower facilities.

We have a great a brick build BBQ and now a Pizza oven next to a fire altar so you cook and have a campfire in one.

We are just off (1.6km) off the Southdowns Way