Jordans Close Activity Centre

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

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

Activities                     Facilities                     Site Rules

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 contact us to check on availability and any requirements you may have. We welcome visits to the site.  Bookings must be confirmed by completing and returning the booking form with your deposit within 14 days.

Our site fees are reviewed and republished annually.

Site Fees

(Bedford and Ouse Valley District Groups please find fee details within the Jordans Close Calendar page)

Booking form – PDF

Booking form – Word

Site History

The site was opened in 1971 – more information and images of it’s history can be found here.

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