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1st Heathfield Scouts meet at two main locations. We have our own scout land at Wills Wood, on Ghyll Road in Heathfield. We also meet at Cross In Hand CEP school, up the hill from Wills Wood on Sheepsetting Lane.

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Wills Wood is available for other groups in Scouting or Guiding to use, as are a variety of items from our kit. Users make a donation for the use of these.

Find out more details below and view our calendar to check availability.

Wills Wood

Wills Wood is named after one of our Scouts, William Pearce. He fought leukaemia through Beavers, Cubs and into Scouts. He lost his battle at just 11 years old.

Games at Wills Wood

Wills Wood features a gated and fenced safe, wide open space for camping and activities, with a further adventure area below the field. We have a campfire circle as well as hard standing for making fires on. We also have a store of kit, toilets, kitchen, meeting room, electricity and running water. The site has night lighting and is protected by constantly recording CCTV cameras.

Wills Wood also has direct access to the many trails and footpaths around the village, ideal for exploring. It is also situated only 100 meters from the National Cycle Network, Route 21 from London to Eastbourne. Route 21 is also a part of the Avenue Verte from the London Eye to Notre Dame in Paris. This close location combined with an excellent cycle shop in Heathfield, Cycle Revival for any parts / repairs. We also have local supermarkets, butchers, bakers and greengrocers as well as restaurants and cafes. For more details on the town visit All this makes Wills Wood a wonderful place for cycling Scouts and Guides to stop off.

For more details please contact the Group Leader.


In addition to our own land we have a range of equipment that we let other groups use for a donation.

6m x 3m marquee

Two, 6m x 3m marquees that can be set-up on their own or as a long 12m x 3m or a square 6m x 6m marquee depending on need.

12m x 3m marquee

We also have another 12m x 3m marquee.

Gazebo tent

We have a 3m x 3m pop-up gazebo tent for events, together with its own ground anchors for hard or soft ground.


View our calendar to check when Wills Wood and or our equipment is booked. If the item is not booked and you are interested in using them, then please contact the Group Scout Leader.