Glenny Wood News  - from Phil Woolcock

Grass - First grass cut completed on site and we continue with this until October!

Water - in Loos and Lodged flushed through ready for testing

Water Test - Safety checks undertaken and passed details at >>>>

Tunnels - Repairs to boxes completed

Bouldering Wall - Build continues

Bookings - Lots of interest in booking Glenny. Site availability checker added to bookings page on this website

Bluebells - the woodland slopes are now showing that lovely blue colour from the Bluebells. Remember these are slippery and please try to avoid walking on them.

April 2021 Update 

March 2021 Update 

Fantastic news - Glenny Wood has reopened on

Monday 29th March 2021

Signage - Our new signs have been delivered and these have been put up and are looking good. A few examples below

Front entrance area - this has been tidied up, with the "gatepost makeover" and signs.

Planning - Over the past few months I have been working with Peter Bath - Project Design and Construction Management Ltd in an exercise to tidy up our site planning situation. Peter is a former Scouts and has kindly been volunteering with me on this project.

We have now submitted to the North Somerset Planning department - Lawful development: Existing use - Use of land and buildings as Scout camp at Glenny Wood Camp Site, Wood Lane, Clapton‐in‐Gordano, BS20 7RQ

A notice of this has been place on the site gate post, as per picture. Updates will be posted in the news section.

Bouldering Wall - this project continues at a pace with the framework going up onto the container and now around the tree. It's all very sturdy, as it needs to be, with a predominate of 100mm x 100mm size timber. Nothing subttle!More pictures below

Tree Review - Phil and Kath completed the monthly Tree review on the 29th. The checks showed no new changes, which is good news.

Flowers - lots of Daffodils and Primroses out on site. Today (29th) spotted our first Bluebell flower of the season

The site reopened on Monday 29th March - We lookforward to welcoming back

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, plus their leaders to our site. Our first week back looks to be a busy one with local groups from Portishead and Nailsea at Glenny.

Activities - work has commenced in checking, repairing / updating the activities areas, so we can reopen these which we are currently planning for in line with the mid to late May 

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February Update - Lots more trees planted and protected.

What’s been happening at Glenny Wood in February 21???

Well we, Angus, Tony & Phil have planted a further 15 mature trees and have put protection around them. This more than replaces the trees we have had cut down for safety reasons.

Phil and Angus continue to check the trees on a monthly basis and yesterday’s check showed no new changes, which is good news.

We have also started building the bouldering wall, with the base in and wood starting to be put up to fix the wall on.... good progress

Bouldering wall - The build continues A new activity for 2022.

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April - a few photos of the activities and lovely woodland at Glenny Wood Scout Campsite.

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Late March was a lovely on site and we were volunteering at Glenny. So as I walked around, including completing the monthly tree review, checking the site, doing jobs here and there, I took some photos across Glenny. Such lovely colours awaiting our members to come back and use the site again in a few days

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In late February with the weather great I took some photos across Glenny, it certainly is starting to green up as Winter moves toward Spring.

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Glenny Wood




Glenny Wood




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New waste management system, 

BioFicient sewage system

It’s not sexy but essential!!

Yes folks - Our new waste management system - BioFicient sewage system, has been installed in November by Anderson’s. The tank and all the rest of the equipment went in well, after a large hole was dug first. Once the installation was completed the Anderson’s team, cleared everything away, seeded for grass around it and left the area extremely tidy. An excellent job and many thanks to our Site Manager Angus for overseeing the works on behalf of Glenny Wood.

The funding for this project was equally shared between Avon Scouts, Gordano Scouts and Glenny Wood. Many thanks to both Avon Scouts and Gordano Scouts for their continued support.