The lodge building at Glenny Wood


We have our centrally heated lodge, which is great for Beaver Scout Sleepovers, Pack Holidays, and other residential experiences needing indoor accommodation and ideal for training events.

The building is suitable for sleeping 30 or so people, with two side rooms for leader/young leader accommodation.


Lodge Key- The key for the lodge is now in the left-hand campers shed opposite the loo block (assumes your back is to the loos). The safe is attached to the wall in the shed, left hand side and on the top of the storage shelves. There is a light switch on your RHS, up by the roof, as you walk in to the shed

To open the key safe, press START, enter code you will have been sent, press START again and there will be a musical sound, turn the knob and open door, within 4 seconds. To shut just shut the door and turn the knob.

Please note if the incorrect code is entered 4 consecutive times the buzzer will sound for 3 minutes and you can't do anything!

Main Hall - Central heating is provided in the main hall with a boost button on the wall to the kitchen. When the heating is on it helps to keep the door to the kitchen and front door, plus serving hatches closed as much as possible. There is a projector screen available for use. The chairs, tables and brushes are in the small rooms at the front door side of the hall.

Chairs (40+) / Tables (8) and Brushes - these are for indoor use only. The chairs must be stacked, with 8 in each. A chair trolley is provided to move them. If you need more chairs then please let us know and this can be supplied.

Kitchen - the work tops and much of the surrounding walls are of stainless steel, for hygiene purposes. The kitchen walls are also clad with kitchen standard plastic sheeting. Please keep these clean during your stay.

There is a 6 ring, large oven gas cooker, water boiler for drinks and a fridge / freezer for you to use. All cooking equipment you need to bring with you. The sink has hot water provided from the central heating boiler.

Please bring long matches with you, as this is the way to light the rings and oven.

The gas tap is outside the kitchen, along the small side path. This gas tap is there for emergencies only. Otherwise please do not touch it and always leave it on. In an emergency, you turn the gas tap handle upwards and this will turn off the gas.

When you finished in the lodge please ensure you leave the kitchen clean and tidy, you have taken home with you all your equipment, unused food, detergents / hand wash, tea towels etc.

Please turn off the fridge / freezer, the socket is above the appliance, and leave it clean and both doors left open.

Side rooms - there are two carpeted side rooms, ideal for leaders or to separate the boys / girls in mixed groups.

Veranda - Please enjoy sitting on this area, plastic chairs provided. Please put everything back as found. Please also do not use BBQ / altar fires on the wooden veranda, (sorry to say this but it has been known!)

Heating – In the winter months the heating is set to come on automatically from 7pm to 9:30pm. There is a boost button switch on the RHS of the kitchen wall in the hall. Please use this to advance the heating if cold. For example if you are planning for a 2 hour visit, then advance the heating by an hour, this will be plenty to have a warm room and reduce gas consumption.

Construction -The lodge is made of sheet metal with insulation in between and the roof has two layers of roof corrugated sheet again with lots of insulation in between, so once the lodge gets warm, with lots of people, and the hall doors are closed it keeps the heat well.

Health and Safetyeach user should complete their own risk assessments when using the Lodge. We have a generic Risk Assessment on this website to assist you with the process

LPG tank and Gas. – Please be careful when using the gas appliances. There are separate guide lines to follow and risk assessments available for you to down load, review and update for your needs.

These and more risk assessments / factsheets can be found at http://glennywood.org.uk/Risk%20Assessments.html

Fire Safety- The green outside doors in the kitchen should be unlocked and at least the left hand one, when looking out, should be unbolted. The front door must also be unlocked. These are the escape routes in the event of a fire.

First Aid - Section Leaders are expected to bring and use their own First Aid kit when using the site and manage situations as they arise. An emergency first aid kit is available on site, if you have forgotten to bring your own, sited in the Adults loos, attached to the back wall. To access the kit the room code is C1360. Please ensure other adults in your group are advised of this code, both to access the adult loos and emergency first aid box. If you use the first aid box, please let me know so I can refill it.

Ticks (Lyme disease) - Like many woodland areas, with bracken and Deer we do have ticks at Glenny. Please be aware of this and don’t forget to remind your parents / guardians to check their child for ticks after a visit. Info on ticks can be found around the site and at http://glennywood.org.uk/ticks.html. You can also get Tick repellent spray, “google” to find it!!

Accidents - Safety, I am sure, is a priority for all of us and through good supervision, communication and managing expectations I am sure you can have a great time at Glenny.

Occasionally accidents happen, so if one of your members has an accident then this should be reported as per your organisations procedures, please also let me know, so I can review for site safety.

If you should damage the site please let me know on the contact details below.

Have a safe visit, risk assessments are on the website and if you have created additional ones and are able to share these, please email them through...

Glenny Memorabilia- We have a range of badges, magnets, pencils, woggles etc for site users to purchase to remember their visit / stay at Glenny Wood. There are a number of posters about on site showing what is available and the prices. If you would like the Shop open then please contact me below. Alternatively let us know what items you wish to purchase and we can either leave then in an agreed place on site or post them to you and add the amount to your bill! The small profit made from the shop is ploughed straight back into the site.

Dogs - Please remember we do not allow dogs on site, except guide dogs and police dogs.

Rubbish - We have no method of rubbish disposal, therefore please take all rubbish home with you or take it to the local recycling centre…Black Rock Quarry, Valley Road, Portishead, BS20 8JY

Summer opening hours (March to Sept )

    * 8am to 6pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday

    * 10am to 6pm Thursday

    * 9am to 6pm Saturday

    * 9am to 5pm Sunday

    * closed Tuesday

    * 9am to 5pm bank holidays

Winter opening hours (October to end Feb)

    *10am to 4pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

    *9am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday

    *Closed Tuesday

    *9am to 4pm bank holidays

When leaving - When you finish in the lodge please ensure you leave it clean and tidy, especially the kitchen. Please have taken home with you all your equipment, unused food, detergents / hand wash, tea towels etc. and turn off the fridge / freezer, the socket is above the appliance, ensuring it is clean and both doors left open. The keys - Please lock the doors and return the key to the safe in the campers shed

As you will have also used the other site facilities please leave the site clean and tidy, ready for the next users…..when packing up and leaving please remember and follow the site motto take nothing but photographs and memories – leave nothing but footprints

Please ensure you clean toilets / showers and all areas used

Please remember to litter sweep the site.

Please also put all unburnt wood back in the wood pile and return the altar fire to the storage area.

Please ensure that when you have locked up all the padlocks you thoroughly scramble the codes so ensuring the security of the site and sheds

After your visit - Please email booking@glennywood.org.uk to confirm your numbers and what activity areas you used and equipment. This will then generate an invoice to be paid within 14 days of receipt please.

Photos- I welcome any photos to use on our website of your adventures at Glenny

Thank you for using our fabulous site and have a great time and please leave it clean, neat and tidy…….