Jordans Close Activity Centre

Thank you for considering Jordans Close Activity Centre for your camp and activities.

The site is open for camping and activities. If you have any questions on current status or for future bookings, please contact as per the details below.

Jordans Close is owned and run by Bedford and Ouse Valley District Scouts.

The site is very popular with youth organisations throughout the area, including Scout and Guide groups, DofE groups and other youth organisations including schools.

Jordans Close is situated at the southern edge of the village of Great Barford, approximately 6 miles East of Bedford. It has direct access to the river Great Ouse and the Ouse Valley Way which stretches from Brackley in Northamptonshire to Kings Lynn in Norfolk.

Contact Us

Contact:       Site Warden John Wilkes
Telephone:   (+44) (0)7897 106715
History:       Opening Ceremony 1971


Where Are We?

Great Barford village is situated off the A421 between Bedford and Roxton. From the South exit the A421 sign-posted Bedford/Gt Barford A428 and follow the signs to Gt. Barford. In the village turn right opposite the Golden Cross and follow the road. Turn left at the traffic lights at the bridge (next to The Anchor pub). The site is 100yds on the right hand side.

From the North, at the Black Cat roundabout, take the turning for Roxton. After 1.8 miles, bear left on to New Road. Follow the road for one mile, the site is on the left-hand side.

OS Map Reference:  TL 13476 51809
Suitable OS Maps:    Explorer 208 (Bedford and St.Neots 1:25000)
Landranger 153(Bedford and Huntingdon 1:50000)
Nearest Post Code:   MK44 3LQ

Please park in the site carpark and not on the verges outside.

Activities                     Facilities                     Site Rules


Provisional bookings should be made be telephone or email so that your requirements can be discussed with the warden, suitable sites allocated and date agreed. Site visits are recommended, please contact the site warden prior to your arrival. Provisional bookings must be confirmed by completing and returning the booking form accompanied by the appropriate deposit within 14 days.


Accommodation and activity charges are reviewed and published annually. Price lists and a booking form will be sent once a provisional booking has been made. A receipt and acknowledgement will be forwarded by email or by post if an SAE has been enclosed with the booking form.


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls