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Biblins Burrow is a unique and very special space.

It was built in 2008 with funding from Herefordshire Rivers Leader + Programme and the Wye Valley AONB.  The building is a mix of traditional round wood construction with hi-tec ecofriendly features

'The Burrow' indoor camping shelter at BiblinsThe Burrow has been designed to give a standard minibus load of young people, with no tents, a chance to experience camping with nothing more than sleeping bags and cooking equipment.

The Burrow is constructed into the slope of the field next to the Bunkhouse and is completely contained within a hedged field.
This is particularly suitable for groups wanting defined boundaries for their youngsters. All the facilities are self-contained in the building and the doors can be closed securely at night.

The living area

The living area has folding tables and benches. The unique feature is a sliding roof so that during good weather you can experience that outdoor feeling and connection in the atrium. Given the British climate however, the roof can be pulled back over if rain arrives.

Cub Scouts washing up in the Biblins campsite 'Burrow', GloucestershireAt the rear there is a sink with cold water supply and stainless steel benches for your stoves and cooking equipment. Within the building there is a self contained toilet with disabled access. A log burner brings a little warmth and focal point to this lovely building.

Bunk beds in the Biblins campsite 'Burrow', GloucestershireTo either side of the atrium, under a sedum roof are the dormitories. These are set out with six bunks and four bunks, divided by canvas. There is one bed suitable for those with limited mobility.

The bunks have wooden bases with camping mats fixed in place so only sleeping bags are required.

The rear burrow wall has been painted and mosaics added to give colour toThe Burrow, Biblins Youth Campsite the space.  The addition of artificial grass in the living area gives a more 'outdoor' feel.

The Burrow is so unique you will probably need to visit - see the How to book page for details and to download the booking form.

What do other visitors say?

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A great adventure - the Burrow was a perfect base to explore from and to gather in the evenings after days filled with climbing, caving, bushcraft, and splashing in the Wye! Very special

Charlie Davidson , 6/Sep/2016
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A fantastic visit and a wonderful place to stay. A real treasure of a place that I'm sure the young people will look back on in years to come with real fondness. Keep up the good work folks!

Anonymous, 5/Sep/2016
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My son came to a camp with you guys and absolutely loved it. When we collected him he looked like stig of the dump. He had waded in water, been down caves, wandered through woods and toasted marshmallows over campfires. It will be a most treasured childhood memory for years. Priceless. thank you soooo much.

Mrs Samuel, 3/Sep/2016
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Last updated: 13th January 2018
Dinner time for cub scouts in the Biblins  campsite 'Burrow', Gloucestershire

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