About Faurefold

Faurefold is Surrey East’s County Holiday House & Campsite

Activities

Onsite Activities, Activity Days, Out and About local days out

Events

Our Rainbow, Brownie and Guide Days are held annually offering  activities and fun in our woodland setting

Welcome to Faurefold

Faurefold is Surrey East’s County Holiday House & Campsite, nestling in the folds of the beautiful Surrey Hills at Westcott, near Dorking, just outside the M25 motorway.

Set in 11 acres of its own grounds – all within a fenced boundary – Faurefold is ideal for either day visits / events or longer residential stays. With an open space in front and to the side of the building, and wooded area around it, the site is a lovely place to get to know the countryside, follow trails, or build dens.

Want to help?

Faurefold is managed and run by volunteers and we can always use more help.

We regularly hold working party days to keep our campsite and house looking spick and span. So whether it’s clearing scrub, or painting walls or some social DIY we’d love to hear from you. 

We are currently looking for a Young Person (18-30) to join our committee for a media and public relations role. Develop your skills and gain experience for your CV all as part of your Girlguiding Inspire journey

Interested in volunteering?

We have been selected as a local cause by the Co-op Local Community Fund

At a time when funds for community groups and charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, we are incredibly grateful that Faurefold has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund We will be using any funds obtained through the Co-op...

Socially distanced First Aid training at Faurefold

Surrey East is busy getting ready to return to face to face guiding. Socially distanced training took place at Faurefold this weekend to ensure all our leaders have they qualifications they need.

We have been selected as a local cause by the Co-op Local Community Fund

At a time when funds for community groups and charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, we are incredibly grateful that Faurefold has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund We will be using any funds obtained through the Co-op...

We are open for indoor meetings from November 1st 2020

We know that 2020 has been a hard year for all of us and getting back to face to face Guiding can be challenging. We have worked hard at Faurefold to make it as straightforward as possible. Faurefold is a secure and safe environment, where you can be confident that...

Faurefold is OPEN for outdoor meetings

We are delighted that we have reopened our campsite and grounds for outdoor meetings. Only £10 per session for use of outdoor toilets, campfire circle, grounds and woodland space with only one group  on site at any one time making it easier to manage your risk. All...

The Official Opening of Faurefold

During 2017, the holiday accommodation at Faurefold was rebuilt and we now have a fantastic brick building that is toasty and warm instead of the chilly wooden hut there for so many years. The builder, ADV(UK) of Dorking, has done a magnificent job. On 12 May 2018,...

Ruth’s Fundraising walk – great effort!

Ruth writes "actually managed to get shoes on today, the first time since #l2bchallenge  and only making it 62km due to epic blisters."

Queen’s 90 Birthday Party at Faurefold

Our Birthday party to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday was a wonderful day despite the shower of rain.  40 volunteers helped 330 young people and 70 Leaders have an afternoon of fun activities followed by afternoon tea. The girls made crowns, did a quiz, made...

Ruth Warren’s Sponsored Walk 28th May 2016

After a year in training, Ruth is ready for her 100km walk from Richmond to Brighton, starting on Saturday morning and walking through the night with an overnight stop at Turners Hill.Ruth will be supported by her own Unit, 5th Horley Brownies, and many others...

Thanks to our Funders . . .

Just like to put on records our thanks to the following 'corporate' funders who have supported us so far, and enabled us to reach our current total of £350,000.Major funders are Surrey County Council, Mole Valley Council, Reigate and Banstead Council, Dorking Guide...

COVID NOTICE

Please note that due to Covid-19 the house has been closed for residential stays since March 2020. The grounds and the house are now available for outdoor and indoor unit meetings subject to local Covid-19 Tier restrictions. When allowable, the site will be available subject to Covid-19 guidelines and appropriate risk-assessment and the campsite has been reopened for DofE bookings (including camping) and day visits

A Covid-19 pricing structure is in place to recognise reduced meeting numbers and the additional financial pressure that 2020 as created.

What we offer

Residential Accommodation

The building has two large dormitories each sleeping 12 in bunk beds and two separate Leaders’ bedrooms each sleeping 3. Each dormitory has an attached bathroom and there is a large leaders’ bathroom with facilities suitable for a disabled person in a wheelchair. There is a large main hall and a separate break out room.

Camping

The campsite is great for single Guide camps and lightweight tent camping. Equipment is available for central and patrol cooking, and both ridge and lightweight tents are available. There is plenty of wood on the site and a concrete base for the central fire. We also have an altar fire base next to the campsite. There are bathroom facilities behind the building which we offer for those booking the campsite.

Activities

We have lots of easy to run onsite activities designed to help you explore our site and woodland

  • den building
  • campfire circle in the woods
  • woodland trail; nature path and fairy doors to find
  • orienteering or geocaching
  • bug hunting and bat detecting equipment

The Faurefold Challenge “I’ve had fun outdoors@Faurefold” booklet of activities and a badge to gain. 

Holiday House

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Review Main Building availability here

Campsite

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DofE Groups

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Activities

Where the fun starts

Onsite activities and the Faurefold Challenge

Risk Log

Download Risk Logs here

Friends and Fundraising

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