We are located above the picturesque village of Disley which sits on the edge of the Peak District National Park on the border of Cheshire and Derbyshire.
The name Seven Springs indicates the historic importance of the area with its plentiful supply of spring water. The first reference to our cottage was made in the Court Rolls of the 14th Century, being called Coxx in Dyssterley and passing into the possession of William Jodrell and remained a farmstead into the 20th Century.
By Deed of Gift, the Seven Springs Camp of over 30 acres was vested to Trustees to be used for holiday camps for poor children and in 1958 the site was transferred to the day to day management of the County of Manchester Girl Guides Association, to provide camping and outdoor facilities for members of the Association from Manchester and beyond.
Under our constitution we have an independent Board of Trustees but continue to be supported practically and financially by Girlguiding Manchester and welcome Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, school groups, charities and other youth organisations
Buy “Our first 50 years – a brief history of Seven Springs” by Ann Phillips from our online shop
About Our Volunteers
Seven Springs is managed entirely by volunteers. The day-to-day management of the site is the responsibility of our c50 strong team which spans all ages ranges, men, women and young people who share a passion for keeping the centre running.
Interested in volunteering? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and see how you could help.
About Our Friends
Like most charitable organisations we’re always under financial pressure. The Friends of Seven Springs help us maintain and improve our properties, campsites and activities for the benefit of our young visitors.
Find out how to become a friend of Seven Springs here.