Woodcraft Folk

Biblins Youth Campsite
Woodcraft Folk

  • Welcome to the Biblins' website

    Woodcraft Folk are proud to announce that they will be taking over the management of the Biblins campsite.

    Camping at the Biblins
  • Biblins Youth Campsite

    Biblins campsite is one of the best places in Southern Britain for young people to enjoy outdoor education in spectacular scenery.

    Dutch Oven
  • Accomodation and Camp facilities

    There are a range of accomondation types from the Bunkhouse to the Burrow and camping pitches.

    Insect Hotel

Welcome to the Biblins Youth Campsite

Biblins has provided camping facilities for children and young people for over 60 years, supporting each new generation to engage in nature and have fun in the forest. Woodcraft Folk, as new managers of the site, will continue to welcome schools, youth and community groups to enjoy and engage in this unique location. Whether you are organising a Duke of Edinburgh expedition, a team building experience or just want an opportunity for children to get their hands muddy this site is right for you. The indoor Burrow and twenty acres of camping field gives us the flexibility to meet your needs.

New management for Biblins Youth Campsite

After many years of in-house management, the site at The Doward, Whitchurch, Ross-on-Wye will now be managed under a long-term lease with the UK charity, Woodcraft Folk. Woodcraft Folk are a progressive youth organisation with 90 years’ experience of supporting children and young people to camp, play and learn about the environment.

Debs McCahon, Woodcraft Folk’s Director of Development said:

“Our groups have camped at Biblins for over 20 years and we are delighted that we will be in a position to safeguard this site for future generations of children to enjoy. The site is beautiful and is a special haven allowing children to play, learn and explore the environment. Woodcraft Folk will welcome all youth and community groups to the site and will prioritise creating a fun and safe experience for children.”

Judith Lack, Forestry Commission Recreation Manager, Forest of Dean said:

“We are pleased to select a tenant that provides the investment the Biblins requires to upgrade the campsite facilities whilst retaining the site’s youth camping ethos for many years to come. We are very much looking forward to working with Woodcraft Folk.”

Woodcraft Folk will begin the season with a working weekend at the end of January, giving the site a makeover and developing their plans for the site. If you are interested in making a booking or volunteering to support children and young people to access the site please contact biblins@woodcraft.org.uk