The site is owned by the Environment Agency. We have been tenants there for many years.
The site boasts a fairly large hut with bunk beds. We have a landing stage for boating and regularly do canoeing and rowing on the site. We also sail Toppers there.
The site is fantastic for patrol camping and is a green field site. This means we have to do camping the way it was intended. We have water either side of the land so everything is at the moment done by boat. We have an old metal lifeboat for this job and it also serves as the rowing boat.
The site is very peaceful and we hardly hear any noise except for the odd passing boat, cyclist or the faint noise of a truck on the M25. The site is a brilliant place to have a go at water activities as the water on the river lea is slow moving mostly, allowing the scouts to learn at the right pace.
Once a year we have a family fun day there and all the sections take part.