Open all year round to scouting, guiding and youth groups

Well established traditional style campsite close to Baildon in West Yorkshire


General information


Activity Centre

Local attractions

Various views of Sconce


Camp badge for sale






The campsite is situated at Sconce in a quiet valley on the northern edge of Baildon Moor quite near to Baildon village, which is approximately 5 miles north west of Bradford in the Aire Valley. The site is owned and used by local groups and is open to any Scouting, Guiding and Youth group. 

Visitors come from many parts of the UK and abroad. 



Bookings:   Mrs. Sue Nicholas, 4 Beech Tree Court, Baildon, Shipley, West Yorkshire BD17 5TB

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Campsite Address: Shipley & Baildon Scout Campsite, Sconce, Sconce Lane, Baildon, Shipley, West Yorkshire BD17 6BG

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Camp access directions

Please note NO DOGS allowed except by special permission

Contact booking secretary


Howden Wood field is in a hollow with ponds, chapel & campfire. Ideal for various water activities and

good old sing songs around the fire

Grass sledging on site


Views & map of site


First view of the campsite as you approach from Baildon village.

In the foreground is the old chapel, now privately owned, with the campsite amongst the trees



There are plenty of trees around the site to give shelter from the prevailing wind.

There are also numerous altar fires for more traditional style camping


Map of site  -  larger size here


Aire Valley District Council