Our campsite – Riffhams

A woodland campsite in Danbury

King Edward VIII Scout Park, also known as Riffhams, is a 4 hectare wooded site adjacent to over 100 hectares of National Trust land in Little Baddow, near Chelmsford, Essex. We are located only a few miles from the site of the 2007 World Jamboree at Hylands Park.

The site

There are a number of camping areas suitable for both group and patrol camping, water taps are conveniently located around the site.

The toilet block has the usual facilities plus a disabled toilet and a shower. The site is great for traditional camping and backwoods / survival activities.

Riffhams is a great base for DofE training and is situated an ideal expedition distance from Prances campsite at Wickham Bishops.

The Hut

Although you may not be able to sleep inside, The Hut is great to use in addition to camping on one of our sites. The Hut comes with basic kitchen facilities, making it ideal as a wet weather shelter or to use for central catering. The kitchen includes cooking rings, gas and basic utensils.

Getting to Riffhams

You’ll find the entrance to our site along Riffhams Chase in Little Baddow, our postcode is CM3 4AU. Our site is just a 15 minute drive from central Chelmsford.


Riffhams is able to offer several activities to campers staying on site. We can also offer them to people using the site during days or evenings.

  • Hike Routes
  • Orienteering
  • Back Woods Cooking
  • Pioneering Poles

What’s nearby?

Danbury Outdoors is a local council outdoor activity centre which offers a whole range of activities including high ropes. It acts as a perfect add on to the site giving you a range of adventurous activities all within walking distance from the site. You’ll find a bus stop a short walk from the site with regular services into Chelmsford and Maldon.