Girlguiding Cheshire Forest County


Olave Field

Re-Opening Information

All dates are subject to Government, National Youth Agency and Girlguiding guidance.

All areas of Pettypool, both indoor and outdoor, have been made COVID secure with full risk assessments and leaders’ guidance.

Please be aware your own unit risk assessment must be complete and sent to your District Commissioner as per Girlguiding requirements for face to face meetings.

Date Information Contact
Monday 29th March 2021

Site bookings re-open for day and evening use along with the Rainbow Ark and Greenhouse Shelter.

The site can accommodate two units at the same time:

Zone 1 – Badger site and toilet block with the Rainbow Ark

Zone 2 – Butler site with Greenhouse Shelter and toilet block near the Ranger Den.

Harriet Taylor

Tuesday 13th April 2021

Volunteer Shop – now in Pettypool Lodge, in the old dormitory!

Opening times – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6.30pm-7.45pm and Saturdays 10am-12 noon

Sheila Evans

Thursday 1st July 2021 The Lookout re-opens for residential bookings which have already been transferred from 2020.

Judith Hancock

Thursday 1st July 2021 Campsites re-open for residential bookings, some are transfers from 2020, there is also availability – please check the 2021 calendar on the website if you would like to make a new booking.

Harriet Taylor

Thursday 1st July 2021 Pettypool Lodge re-opens for bookings for trainings, indoor meetings or as an indoor/outdoor space for day bookings and camps.

Judith Hancock

Thursday 1st July 2021 The Ranger Den re-opens and is available for bookings as a separate building or alongside a camp.

Harriet Taylor


View the Lodge Availability Calendar (Non-residential)
View the The Lookout Availability Calendar (Residential)
View the Campsite Availability Calendar 
View the Ranger Den Availability Calendar


Booking Forms & Useful Information

Risk Assessment Outdoor Meetings (Reviewed Feb 2021)
A COVID risk assessment for outdoor meetings on the site

Risk Assessment Use of Greenhouse Shelter (Reviewed Feb 2021)
A risk assessment for using GREENHOUSE shelter

Signage and sanitisation stations are in place. Groups will be responsible for providing their own risk assessments which must be pre-approved by their Commissioner.

Risk Assessment for Buildings – THE LOOKOUT (Reviewed Feb 2021)

Leaders guidance THE LOOKOUT – COVID update (Reviewed Feb 2021)

Site information for leaders – COVID update (Reviewed Feb 2021)

Risk Assessment Ranger Den 19th June 2021

Please contact Harriet Taylor, the booking secretary for the sites on  for further details.

Booking Guidance (PDF)
Booking guidance for the Lodge and Campsites

Pettypool Fees 2021
This document includes fees for hiring The Lookout, Pettypool Lodge, Campsites, Ranger Den and Greenhouse Shelter.

Pettypool Important Information (PDF)
This document includes information that you will find helpful for your visit

The Lookout (Residential) booking form
Please use this form if you would like to book The Lookout for a residential event.

Pettypool Lodge (non-Residential) booking form 2019
Please use this form if you would like to book Pettypool Lodge for a non-residential event.

Site Booking Form updated April 2018
Please use this form if you would like to book a campsite for a residential event or just a day/evening visit

Pettypool Site Map (colour)
See the layout of the site

Download full pack of Activity Information Cards (PDF)
A full list of things available to do on-site

Pettypool risk assessment April (PDF)
Pettypool Risk Assessment

The Lookout Risk Assessment (PDF)
Risk Assessment for The Lookout and surrounding areas.


Enquiries about Campsite and Ranger Den Bookings:


Enquiries about the Lodge and The Lookout Bookings:


For other queries please contact: