Curly Hill Campsite

Wharfedale District

Wharfedale District Scout Council - Charity Number 524827

West Yorkshire County

Curly Hill Scout Centre

Wharfedale District Scouts

CURLY HILL CENTRE – General Information


The Curly Hill Centre provides hostel accommodation plus separate camping facilities for use by members of the Scout & Guide Movements and other youth organisations and schools.


Location: The Campsite and Hostel are located overlooking Ilkley in the Wharfe valley. The site occupies approximately 4 acres of moor/woodland with superb views of the world famous Yorkshire landmark of Ilkley Moor. The full address is:


Curly Hill Scout Campsite and Activity Centre

114 Curly Hill, Middleton, Ilkley, LS29 0DT


Access: The site is 0.8 miles from Ilkley Town Centre, which is on the main A65 trunk road north west of Leeds. There is direct vehicular access and parking for cars, light vans and minibuses. Larger vehicles would need to park at the end of the drive (50m).

Ilkley has regular electric train services to both Leeds and Bradford where connections to the national rail network are only 30 mins away.  


Reservations: Overnight bookings are taken for either the Hostel or for using the Campsite. The Campsite facilities are separate from the main building.

For the Hostel we operate a policy of single occupancy so visitors have exclusive use of the main building for their stay. Alternatively a booking can be made for exclusive use of the entire Centre.

Day/Evening bookings on weekdays are also available.


To make a reservation use the ‘Contact’ tab to request the required dates. If available the Reservations Secretary will make a provisional booking good for 14 days. A Booking Form will be sent and this will need to be returned with a deposit to confirm your reservation.