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Corf county campsite or Corf Camp is a large campsite on the Isle of Wight, England. Commonly used by scout groups it is located in the west of the island half a mile from Shalfleet on a small peninsula bounded by Shalfleet and Corf Lakes in Newtown Bay, a tidal and sheltered inlet from the Solent.



Corf camp is heavily wooded with each site in small clearings both Corf inself and Newtown Bay are Sites of Special Scientific Interest. The nearest bus stop is in Shalfleet, 10 minutes walk away.


Corf Campsite was acquired by the Isle of Wight Scouts in 1937 and has been developed since. The centre of the camp and main buildings have been moved since the original placements and further development is planned.


The 23 acres of the site have 30 campsites. There is a playing field which in one corner is a play area for Beavers and Cubs.

The permanent buildings on the site include 3 toilet blocks, showers (included in one of the set of blocks), an undercover activity area which has ping-pong tables, shop and a Pack Holiday Centre. This consists of dormitories, mess hall and kitchen.

Also the Mattinson Centre. A new building (Opened in 2013 by The Princess Royal ) that has been designed primarily for lectures, meetings, discussion groups, etc. that require a well-equipped facility with space for up to 60 people in the main meeting room and with three smaller seminar rooms for small meetings and discussion groups.

There is a wooden jetty on the seaward edge of the site. The lake (in reality a wide tidal stream) is "Class C waters". Google Map

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