Riffhams – our county campsite

Riffhams campsite extends to 9 acres of woodland and grassland suitable for camping, outdoor evenings meetings and fun days for units, districts and divisions.
Map ref 167/TL777065
Riffhams Campsite, Riffhams Chase, Danbury CM3 4AU.
Contact riffhams@girlguidingessexne.org.uk


The site has a parking area.
A solid shelter is used as an equipment store but can be used as an emergency shelter or secure storage when booked in advance.
Water is available on site from two separate standpipes
There is a purpose-built campfire circle with wooden seating within the woods
Camping Equipment is available to hire which includes wet weather tents, toilet tents and lat buckets. We also have cooking equipment, grids for fires, altar fires and also a BBQ.


Our woodland site is an ideal place for wood fires as there is plenty of dead wood to collect in the wooded areas and it’s a great place to try out some backwoods cooking.
With the open grassland the campsite is a beautiful place to sleep out under the stars and we have bivvy bags that can be hired. Alternatively, why not build your own natural shelter for the night.
With a mix of woodland and grassland our campsite is ideal for wide games and sports.
The surrounding area has some great walks from the site through national trust woodland or down to the Chelmer and Blackwater navigation.
As an important site for nature why not come and explore the wide range of wildlife, birds and plant life at Riffhams.
Riffhams is close to Maldon and Chelmsford which offer swimming, roller-skating, bowling and ice skating. Danbury Outdoors is located a short walk from the campsite offering a wide range of adventurous activities.

Essex Outdoors Danbury

Riffhams Walks

Booking Information

For further details see link below

Friend of Riffhams

Why not become a Friend of Riffhams? You will receive advanced warning of Open Evenings and other events bringing together Friends and Leaders. Only £10 for Life Membership!

Riffhams Badges

A Riffhams Badge is available on request for £1 each please enquire riffhams@girlguidingessexne.org.uk