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Club Training & Coaching

A Club Training event at Hesley Wood

From Sat 9th Jun 2018


There is a coaching and training session on Saturday 9th June at the Hesley Woods Scout Camp near Chapeltown.  The area is similar to nearby Tankersley with an abundance of bell pits and other interesting contour detail with the added variation of the maze of scout camp buildings. Sessions are suitable for all ages and abilities including experienced club members.

Please park in the main scout camp car park off White Lane. Nearest postcode S35 2YH

If you would like to attend please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 8th June so that we can ensure we have enough coaches available to comply with safety rations and know what resources to prepare.

The sessions will start at 1pm. Please arrive by 12.50pm so we can get started by 1pm. Parents who wish to accompany their children on the activities are encouraged or alternatively are very welcome to join the adult's group and have a go themselves. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. All participants should wear full leg cover and sturdy footwear and should bring a water bottle and a waterproof.

Cost will be £3 per session to non-members, free to club members.

Venue Details

Hesley and Tankersley Woods have a rich industrial heritage and once contained factories and railways during the war when it was heavily bombed. They now contains a wealth of detail with many bell pits, bomb craters and myriad of paths created by local people spread across mixed vegetation comprising natural oak woodland with bluebells through reclaimed spoil heaps with maturing shrubs and young trees.

The area has been worked for coal and iron, which has left complex slopes covered by the scars of hand-hewn "bell-pits" and other earth-works from the 19th century and before. These days the area is used by dog-walkers, cyclists and trail-bikers, leaving a large number of paths. In the most active biking areas the path network is very complex. The mapping of these paths is good, but small new paths can be created quickly.

There are brambles in parts of the area, but most are at ankle-length, are pretty runnable and have no bramble screen. There are some areas of thicker brambles in the far south of the map.

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