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Tomperrow lies in a sheltered wooded valley three miles outside of Truro, nine miles from either coast. This site is ideal for your Troop, Pack or Colony Camp as well as any other organisation wishing to Camp.  Coming to Cornwall you will appreciate the Cornish Experience! We welcome not only members of the Scout Association but also the Guide Association, Boys / Girls Brigade, Duke of Edinburgh Award Groups, Schools, Youth Clubs, Business groups even Wedding Receptions have been held here, and in fact anyone who thinks Tomperrow would be suitable for their needs.

 

 

The History of Tomperrow

The site was acquired by Truro District Scout Council in 1990 on a long lease from local landowner, Lord Falmouth. Additional land has been acquired to increase the size of the site, running on both sides of a stream. The site is also used as a District Scout training venue, as well as for meetings. It is also used by local business for staff training and team building. Tomperrow recently celebrated its 20 year anniversary.

Facilities

Tomperrow is well equipped with modern facilities.

Externally there is a toilet block with male and female toilets, hot showers and wash basins, an undercover eating area and two fields capable of accommodating up to 100 campers if necessary. There is a generous parking area as well as a hard standing outside the main building. There is a Campfire Circle down by the stream and a fully covered Chapel which can be used as an outside seated area adjacent to the main building.

Indoors is a fully gas heated multi purpose building. It has an excellent modern kitchen ideal for catering a large group, two large upright fridge freezers, two large single electric ovens, 5 ring gas hob, instant Hydroboil kettle fully plumbed in and a serving hatch through to the main hall. 

There is also a large disabled / shower room for leaders / adults inside with another room containing three toilet cubicles and wash hand basin as well as a small meeting room with access to the side as well as to the main room.

We have a selection of pioneering poles available as well as altar fires for use on site and a large drum BBQ.

Local Attractions

Tomperrow is only three miles from the City of Truro which is a friendly County town with a Cathedral, County Museum and plenty of good shops. It lies at the head of the River Fal which leads down to Falmouth. In the summer season boat trips run from Truro to Falmouth so you could go to Falmouth by boat, visit Pendennis Castle, go swimming at Ships and Castles, go bowling at Ocean Bowl, go to the beach and many other things as well. You could even return to Truro on the train or bus.

The Village of Threemilestone is within walking distance of the Campsite from where a regular bus service runs into Truro and to many other places in Cornwall. Threemilestone has a good Pub, a Spar shop, Chemist, take away Pizza shop, Post Office, Fish & Chip shop, Launderette, Coffee shop even a Hairdressers!!

Nearby is Sainsbury’s Supermarket with a petrol station and in Truro there are many big stores including a 24 hour Tesco, Iceland and Marks and Spencers all with car parking.

There are many visitor attractions in Cornwall that are all accessible for a day visit, these include the World’s largest greenhouse project at the Eden Project, housing plants and trees from all over the World. There are two Theme Parks – Flambards and Crealy as well as plenty of places which tell the history of Mining in Cornwall. At Gweek there is Seal Sanctuary and at Newquay an open air Zoo and Park. If you are interested in period houses and gardens there are many National Trust properties as well as lots of coastline that is owned and managed by them as well.

Local Activities

Of course with Cornwall being a peninsular there are many great beaches around the coast, many with facilities for surfing and kayaking, and some even having surf schools for groups to be able to learn.  It is important that groups coming to Cornwall make an effort to instruct their children in beach safety and safe swimming as too many accidents happen through lack of basic understanding of simple yet important rules. You will be able to find some links on the links tab that will guide you to some very useful information for you to use.

Within 9 miles of Tomperrow are beaches on both North and South Coasts. The North Coast offers everything the Atlantic Ocean can throw at it which makes it ideal for surfing on the Atlantic rollers which makes Cornwall the best surfing spot in Britain, it also has some of the sandiest beaches with miles of golden sands.

On the South Coast you will be able to find many tranquil creeks and secluded coves as well as stunning views that Cornwall’s Coast is renowned for, from the most Southerly point in Britain at the Lizard with its famous Lighthouse right up to the River Tamar taking in the estuary’s of the Helford and Fal rivers. All around the coast is the Cornish footpath which is part of the National Coastal Footpath network.

There is canoeing and sailing tuition as well as hire on both freshwater reservoirs and the sea. Swimming is also available at Truro Leisure Centre, just one mile walk from Tomperrow. If however your group enjoy walking, then you are in luck! There are many circular routes around Tomperrow ranging from 1-2 miles upwards as well as many wonderful coastline and mining trail walks.

Cycling is also a good activity to enhance your programme with many routes around Tomperrow being bike friendly. There are also two major off road cycle routes having bike hire facilities – the Camel Trail, which runs from Padstow on the North Coast to Bodmin, and the Bissoe Trail which follows an historic Mining Railway route from Portreath on the North Coast to Devoran on the South Coast. (See links tab)

A local orienteering course can be found in Idless Woods, four miles away.  Other activities are Tenpin bowling at Truro Bowl  and a multiscreen cinema at the Plaza  in Truro.  Horse riding is available at local stables, or if you wish you could always try the local Quad biking track or the Mini Tank driving range.  Bishops Forum is an outdoor activity centre (booking in advance) (see Links tab) offering many activities including climbing and abseiling.  The airfield at Perranporth also offers Air activities (booking in advance).

Directions

Tomperrow is situated on the minor road running from Threemilestone to Hugus.

National Grid Reference  775 443

If coming down the A30, the main spine road into Cornwall, turn off for Truro (A390) at Chiverton Cross roundabout (1st exit) and continue for 2 miles to a roundabout, adjacent to the Park and Ride and turn right (3rd exit) signposted Threemilestone. At the 1st mini roundabout (immediately after the big roundabout) turn left (1st exit) into the village of Threemilestone. When you reach the next mini roundabout, next to Ward Vauxhall garage, turn right (3rd exit) along Hugus Road and proceed over the next roundabout (small painted one outside Spar shop) to the end of Hugus road.  At this junction / roundabout turn right and head downhill and you will leave the village and encounter an S bend over the railway bridge, as you drop down into the valley you will see the entrance to the Campsite on the right before you head back uphill.

If travelling down the A39 head for Truro and then follow the signs to Redruth. Immediately after a set of traffic lights on the dual carriageway, with a turning to Richard Lander School, you will find a slip road that says Threemilestone. When you reach a mini roundabout, next to Ward Vauxhall garage, turn left (1st exit) along Hugus Road and proceed over the next roundabout (small painted one outside Spar shop) to the end of Hugus road.  At this junction / roundabout turn right and head downhill and you will leave the village and encounter an S bend over the railway bridge, as you drop down into the valley you will see the entrance to the Campsite on the right before you head back uphill.

 

 

 

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