Queen Charlotte’s Wood

Queen Charlotte’s Wood comprises of nine acres of undulating woodland and sheltered grass sites that make it suitable for Group or Patrol camping. The site is positioned between Frodsham and Helsby Hills, at the end of the sandstone ridge that runs NW to NE across the Cheshire plain, making it an ideal base site for those completing their Duke of Edinburgh Award or wishing to walk the Sandstone Trail. Many campers come to Queen Charlotte’s Wood to get back to basics and practice bushcraft or backwoods cooking, others come for the excellent hiding places to play wide games and spots to build dens and Bivi’s. The jewel in Queen Charlotte’s crown is undoubtedly ‘The Hideaway’ – an extremely comfortable cabin that can sleep up to thirty.

Fancy An Adventure?

Close to Frodsham, Chester, Liverpool & Manchester but with tranquillity of woodland location, Queen Charlotte’s Wood is known for its beautiful setting.

With a Hideaway cabin, plenty of open camping space and range of activities, we have 9 acres available for fun and adventure for young people to experience the freedom of the outdoors and gain skills for life.


  • Sleeps 30
  • Full Kitchen
  • Common Room

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  • Seats 12
  • Electricity
  • Kettle/Microwave

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  • 10 pitches
  • Stand Pipes
  • Toilet Block

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  • Camping Shelter
  • Sleeps 5-6
  • Bushcraft

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  • Free for MW
  • Large Field
  • Pioneering

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Local Area Information

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  • Explore the city – there are direct trains from Helsby/Frodsham to Chester and Manchester every hour and indirect trains to Liverpool
  • Go Zorbing or on a Hovercraft on Frodsham Marshes.
  • Plenty of great spots to boulder or climb on nearby Frodsham and Helsby Hills.
  • Sail at Manley Mere or visit the Crocky Trail!
  • Or pop along Round Pools Adventure in Frodsham to do their High Ropes course.
  Nearest Station: Frodsham/Helsby
  Nearest Town: Frodsham
  Nearest Supermarkets: Tesco, Helsby

The Hideaway

Indoor accommodation at Queen Charlotte’s Wood comes in the form of a Log Cabin called “The Hideaway”, that offers sleeping for up to 30. There is a large activity/dining room, toilets, showers and a fully equipped kitchen. The building is heated all year round and is an excellent venue for Beaver Sleepovers or Pack holidays.

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Indoor Accommodation





  • Cooker
  • Grill
  • Large Fridge
  • Warming Oven
  • Microwave
  • Double Sink
  • Kettle
  • Zip builder
  • All pots, pans
  • Cooking utensils
  • Cutlery and crockery
  • Gents Indoor– 1 showers, 2 hand basins and 2 toilets.
  • Gents Outdoor – 2 hand basins and 2 toilets.
  • Ladies – 1 shower, hand basin and toilet.
  • Ladies Outdoor –2 hand basins and 2 toilets.
  • Disabled – hand basin and toilet.
  • Large Common Room with tables & chairs.
  • Veranda
  • Landline

The Campsite

A beautiful and secluded woodland retreat, campsite and activity centre in rural Cheshire. A perfect setting for young people of all ages to explore nature and experience the outdoors. There's plenty to do both on-site and off, so what are you waiting for?

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Outdoor Camping

Outside there is enough area for up to 150 people to camp on the field or on Patrol sites. Altar fires are available for most sites and the wardens prefer groups to use these, but there are some ground level concrete slabs for those who prefer them. However wood is in short supply and campers are requested to be frugal in their usage or to bring supplies of their own. Each pitch has its own standpipe; showers and toilets are available for campers at the southern end of The Hideaway.

The Camp site is closed to campers between November and March.

QCW Campsite

Looking for a quite and secluded place to camp? Queen Charlotte’s Wood has 11 distinct and beautiful pitches to choose from. Located between the quiet backroads of Frodsham and Alvanley and not far from the Sandstone Trail, it is a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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Pricing Structure

Fees for 2020:Camping
(per person per night)
The Laavu
(per person per night)
The Hideaway
(per night*)
Mersey Weaver£3£4£135
Other Charitable Organisations£5£6£150

*Please note there is a minimum stay in the Hideaway of two nights at weekends

To access the discounted pricing, please ensure you are signed in and have the appropriate membership plan applied to your account. You can check this via the account settings. If you don’t have a membership plan applied please request one. Your discount will be applied after adding your booking to the basket.

All fees for the Hideaway and camping are inclusive of electricity and use of showers. A deposit of one nights fee for The Hideaway and £15 per group for camping are required. These are non-refundable. Please note, if you cancel under six weeks prior to your stay, your group will be invoiced for the balance.

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