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Drum Hill Scout Camp

Drum Hill is located about 4 miles north of Derby. We are in a central position in England, close to the M1, A38 and the A50. The site, which covers about 80 acres, is made up of open fields and mixed woodland, all of which are bordered by dry stone walls and hedges and is at the top of a wooded hillside, giving excellent views over the city of Derby to the south and the countryside of Derbyshire to the north.

Drum Hill can be used by Scout and Guide groups, youth groups, and for educational purposes.

The site has 2 accommodation buildings and a large indoor acvtivity barn.

We provide a large range of activities including; abseiling, climbing, archery, and open fires plus much more. Full details of our activities can be found on the activities pages on our website. To book please contact our booking secretary.

Attractions near to Drum Hill include the Peak District, Chatsworth House, Alton Towers, Carsington Water and many more.

We are only accept bookings from recognised youth or edicational groups. We are unfortunately not able to take bookings from the general public.

What's available


From adventurous to traditional scouting, we have an extensive activities portfolio that will help you build that balanced programme.


With camping spaces from large fields to smaller secluded spots, you'll be able to find the perfect space for your next camp.

Residential Buildings

For those looking to offer an indoor residential experience, we have buildings of different sizes available.

Meet The Team
Lesley Upton

Lesley Upton

Site Manager

Annabelle Hughes

Annabelle Hughes

Bookings Administrator

Dan Ramsbottom

Dan Ramsbottom

Head of Site Services

Martin Dodd

Martin Dodd

Head of Activities