Lodge Bookings

To enquire about availability to book the lodge please email us using the link below.

For overnight bookings we charge £4 per person per night for members of the Scout Association. Any other groups or booking requirements please contact us for a quote.

Link to downloads for hire conditions, agreement and fire plan

We have a small campsite (60 places) in its grounds and is surrounded by forest which Scouts of all ages can explore. It is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area or to take part in any number of outdoor activities from Canoeing down the Wye to climbing at Symonds Yat, to cycling in the Forest of Dean along with many, many, more activities. It also is a base from which to experience the heritage of the local area with many castles close by as well as a heritage centre in nearby Soudley.

Facilities at the Lodge

Camping field/activity area

Woodland area


Camp fire circle

Main hall


Small meeting room

3 toilets

1 adult/disabled toilet with shower

Tables and chairs are available at the lodge


Fires are only permitted in the camp fire circle or alter fires in drums or similar

No fires are permitted in close proximity to the lodge

Contact Information

Telephone at the lodge – 01594 562 155 (There is very limited cell network at the lodge)

Email – bookings@1stroyalforest.org.uk

Address of Beaver Lodge:

Beaver Lodge,

Whitecroft Rd,


Lydney GL15 4HG

Emergency Services

999 in an emergency

What3Words for the lodge front gate – ///hips.shadows.undercuts

Minor Injury Unit:

MIU telephone triage – 0300 421 7777

Lydney and District Hospital
Grove Rd



GL15 5JE

What3Words location – ///armrests.slowness.nothing

Open 8am – 8pm to walk-ins and for booked appointments. Please note the final appointment / walk-in time currently is 7.30pm.

Nearest A&E:

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Trauma Unit,

Great Western Road,


Local Area

Walking or cycling anywhere, whole of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley to explore. Just a few of the other options shown below.

Heritage centre Soudley – https://www.deanheritagecentre.com/

Hopewell Colliery – https://www.hopewellcolliery.com/

Clearwell Caves – https://clearwellcaves.com/

Cannop Cycle Centre – https://www.forestryengland.uk/forest-dean-cycle-centre

Mallards pike Lake – https://www.forestryengland.uk/mallards-pike

Cycle Hire – https://www.deanforestcycles.co.uk/ (opposite the lodge)

Symonds Yat Rock – https://www.forestryengland.uk/symonds-yat-rock

Brecon Beacons just 40 minutes away for more adventurous walking Pen-y-fan, Skirrid, Sugar loaf.

There are many local businesses that support adventure training activities such as paddle boarding, canoeing, rock climbing, archery etc.


Junior Go Ape – https://goape.co.uk/locations/forest-of-dean-beechenhurst

Full Go Ape – https://goape.co.uk/locations/forest-of-dean-mallards-pike

Viney Hill Activities – https://vineyhilladventure.org/

Dean Field Studies (activity center adjacent to Beaver Lodge) – http://dfsc-bristol.blogspot.com/

Swimming pools are available in Cinderford or Lydney, information can be found on the council website: