Duke of Edinburgh Groups of all sizes are welcome in rural Oxfordshire

Tipi atat the courthill centre in oxfordshire on the ridegway

The Court Hill Centre on the Ridgeway long distance path provides ideal camping and hostel accommodation for individuals, small groups and larger groups. The rural location, simple campsite, teachers accommodation and class room make it ideal for DofE expeditions and training.

The Court Hill Centre (near Wantage) is just off the ancient Ridgeway path.  It is an ex-YHA hostel (previouly know at YHA Ridgeway)  that still offers hospitality to walkers travelling the path. Its a charming set of buildings, all wood beams and exposed bricks, arranged around a central grassed courtyard.

Although designated a National Trail in 1972, the Ridgeway has been used for up to 5000 years. in continuous use for thousands of years, by Bronze age people, Romans, Vikings, medieval and now DofE expeditions.   From the Uffington White Horse, past Wayland’s Smithy to Avebury Stones, it links atmospheric ancient site to dramatic vista. The path takes in the tops of high chalk ridges, tree lined lanes and hollow ways.

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