Glenny Wood Heath Information



Ticks are tiny spider-like creatures found in woodlands

TICKS - Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. 

Ticks are tiny spider-like creatures found in woodland and heath areas. They feed on the blood of birds and mammals, including humans. Ticks that carry the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease are found throughout the UK and in other parts of Europe and North America.

For more information go to the

NHS Choices information page at 

Lyme Disease UK - Lyme Disease UK at

This explains about the disease and what to do should you or a young person get a tick in their skin, be it at Glenny Wood or elsewhere in the Countryside.

Spraying yourselves with insect repellent can help keep ticks away.

Be aware of ticks -

North Somerset Councils 2023 information and advice

Simple steps to avoid tick bites:-

  • walk on clearly defined paths
  • avoid dense vegetation
  • use insect repellent which repels ticks
  • wear light colour clothing so ticks are easier to spot
  • carry out a tick check after you’ve been outside - look and feel for attached ticks on you, your family and your pets.

For full information from NSC visit

Tick Removers

Purchasing tick removers is a good idea and a useful item to have in your First Aid kit. These can be purchased in many locations

I purchased some from Amazon recently and found the three sizes very useful. Don’t forget to thoroughly clean after use >>>>

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.


Emergency first aid kits are available on site, if you have forgotten to bring your own, these are in each of the 3 toilet rooms.


Please ensure other adults in your group are advised and know how to access the emergency first aid boxes. If you use the first aid box, please let us know so it can ed refilled. -

Emergency first aid kits are available on site

Local Hospital information

Local Doctors

Accident and

Emergency units 


Nearest Hospitals 

Clevedon Minor injuries Hospital known as - 

North Somerset Community Hospital, Old Street , Clevedon, Avon, BS21 6BS  

Phone - 01275 546852.

For more information -

Opening hours:- Open seven days a week,8am - 8.30pm, excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day when opening hours are 10am to 5.30pm. No appointment needed. Check the website to confirm this.

Southmead Hospital - Southmead Road, Westbury-on-Trym , Bristol, Avon, BS10 5NB 

Phone - Switchboard- 0117 9505050

Phone - Emergency department - 0117 4145101

For more information -

Bristol Royal Infirmary Upper Maudlin Street Bristol BS2 8HW

Phone - Switchboard: 0117 923 0000

Phone - Emergency department: 0117 342 1000

For more information -

Weston General Hospital Grange Road, Uphill, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset BS23 4TQ

Phone -Main Hospital switchboard: 01934 636363

For more information -

Accident and Emergency Department open 08:00 to 22:00. Check the website to confirm this.

The defibrillator is attached to the

Lodge under the veranda

Dial 999 to use

When asked -  state location as

Glenny Wood Scout Campsite

Defibrillator installed at Glenny Wood