Ashley Activity Centre and Campsite
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Off-site facilities

Off-site facilities

Sugar Brook Farm

Our local farm offers pond dipping, lambing in Spring, bird and wildlife spotting, various nature courses as well as fruit picking and pressing in the Autumn. 

Walks from Ashley Camp Site

Resources Packs are available at Ashley for walking routes from the Campsite, ranging from 1.4miles/50 minutes to 4.8miles/2 hours, so something suitable for all sections.

Ideal for including in your weekend programme or as an evening activity. All these walks are in easy/lowland country so you do not need a Girlguiding walking qualification to take girls on them.

As well as Route Cards (walking instructions and maps), the Resource Packs include briefing notes for leaders with safety and equipment advice.

Water sports


* Altrincham Leisure Centre (nr railway station)

0161 9282217

Water Sports

(canoeing, windsurfing, nature trails and orienteering)
* Sale Water Park, nearest station Dane Road, (approx 1 mile)

0161 9620355

Places to Visit (with approximate distances)

Sugar Brook Farm
Tatton Hall and Park, Old Hall, Adventure Playground
Knutsford (Town Trail available)
Styal Mill and Woods
Manchester Airport (tours can be arranged Tel: 0161 499 0303)
Dunham Hall and Park
Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope

1 mile
4 miles
5 miles
5 miles
5 miles
6 miles
12 miles




 *Can be reached by train from Ashley Station (1.5 miles) or Mobberley Station (1.5 miles) hourly service.

The campsite also offers convenient access to local horse riding stables, Tatton Hall, Knutsford town trail, Styal Mill and Manchester Airport tours amongst others.

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