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Sian Phillips, 27/Jun/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

I first visited Biblins as a 12 year old Scout and have visited many times since - most recently after a break of 20 years. It is great to see that the site has retained its unique charm and has not been overdeveloped. It is also great that the Forestry Commission have retained this a youth site - long may this continue so that future generations can enjoy this natural playground.

Adrian Cooper, 23/Oct/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

If you run a school or youth group and do not use this site you must be crazy. There is nowhere in the country that I know of that offers so much in terms beauty, range of activities and non-commercialism. It may not be like this for much longer so enjoy it while you can. Graeme, Sue and Steve do a great job and I hope it stays that way so I can continue to bring students to Biblins for another 15yrs.

Julian Wilson, 11/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

The site was a very welcome base for our Bronze DofE group - a beautiful location, well resourced and the added bonus of no mobile reception! Thank you. This is the kind of facility must aim to protect for our youngsters to continue to experience in the future.

Wyedean School DofE Group, 4/Jul/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

This is our third year using Biblins and another wonderful week spent at the site.

We love it for its simplicity, the feeling of truly being away from it all (no mobile reception is a huge bonus!) whilst actually being able access and run so many activities from or very close to the site.

The freedom and relative safety of the site being Youth / School groups only is a major plus.

We have used the Bunkhouse and Burrow in the past but enjoyed a fully tented camp this year.

Facilities are basic but again - its good for everyone to leave the comfortable life of luxury and have to share.

Facilities were cleaned daily and for two nights we had the wash block to ourselves. Showers were lovely and hot.

Staff were great, even coming to our coach drivers rescue when fallen branches block his path on the final day.

We love this place, thank you.

Bredon School , 3/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

We've been coming to Biblins for a few years now with a large group of year 8 students and always look forward to camping here. We usually rent the barn as it's such a *fantastic* additional space to use with groups and really makes a difference if it's wet.

It's a great introduction to camping for anyone, with a good mix of activities right on the campsite doorstep including the crag which for us makes for an excellent option if the river levels are high.

The facilities are basic but looked after and it's always going to be a challenge to keep the shower/toilet blocks perfect when you've got large groups visiting, so as long as you're realistic about this then there is no problem.

The staff at Biblins are great too and we've had Graham/Steve (I think!) over the years we've always had good service and help when we've needed it and never had any problems - not quite sure what the other reviewer would be able to grumble about!

The other great thing about group camping at Biblins (aside from the huge free space, peace and quiet etc.) is the chance to have an open fire with wood bought from Biblins, which really adds to the whole experience.

Next year should be another great Year 8 Adventure Challenge for our year group - really can't think of anywhere better to do it...

Queen's College, Taunton, 13/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

What an amazing youth facility. Great place to be based with the explorer scouts, wardens really welcoming and helpful...will definitely be back - the uk needs more youth sites of this quality.

Ric Davies, 8/Sep/2016
3 Stars 3 Stars

Just returned from fantastic 3 night stay at the Burrow. What a wonderful facility! The Burrow is bright and airy in the living area, lots of space, and the opening roof fantastic in good weather. Bunk beds comfortable behind the canvas but head torch essential as no lighting. Amazing position; large grass area for games, river with beach for paddling, forest for walks and scrambling. Lots of wild life to spot, buzzards, kingfisher, deer. The 21 children were constantly outside being creative and inventive as there is no electricity or mobile signal! Star rating would be higher if there was better toilet facilities. Just one toilet in the Burrow. A toilet block 5 min walk away but these were grubby and dark, emergency lighting came on at 10pm but it got dark 2hrs earlier.

Despite this I recommend the Burrow, bring lots of torches and loo cleaning equipment!

SJT, 3/Sep/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

A* helpful, friendly wardens from booking to departure. Lovely people running this site who couldn't have been more welcoming. We had the Burrow as a last minute booking, as needed respite from the rain that was forecast. Perfect for our needs, in a fabulous location perfect for walking, exploring caves, paddling in the river and canoeing. Quiet and private location. We would definitely book again! Thank you!

Greenways Community Forest School, 27/Aug/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

This site is the only youth site that I am aware of. I have been using it with school groups for over 15yrs, as I say to the students " it is one on my favourite places in the uk".There are so many activities that students can engage in, it feels remote and is like being in a different world. Students are always taken a back by the beauty of the the Wye valley and they still struggle to get a phone signal! I sincerely hope it stays as a youth camp.

Julian wilson, 25/Aug/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

We have stayed here for 5 days every year for the past 20 or so years. It serves our purposes very well as a scout group. The warden is always available and manages to sort out most things. Fire wood is excellent and water/paddling entry is superb. Guess what? We are booking for next year already!!!!

Mike Jolly, 22/Aug/2016
1 Star 1 Star

beautiful campsite and area but the warden has very bad customer service skills and attitude and does not look after the site.

Anonymous, 29/Jun/2016

We are sorry to hear that your Biblins experience was not up to scratch on all aspects, we would be pleased to hear your comments in more detail, please e-mail in to: Thank you.

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