About Us

20140415_180159We 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

About Our land

Seven Springs covers approximately 32 acres of land.

A Public Notice for the purposes of Section 121 of The Charities Act 2011

The trustees of Seven Springs Outdoor Activity Centre give notice that they propose to sell two parcels of land that form part of the property belonging to the charity.

The intention is to invest the income from these sales back into the campsite to ensure its sustainability. The two parcels of land are not used as part of the campsite, and have become a burden to maintain.

Parcel 1 (bottom field) is the area downhill from the toilet block. We plan to relocate the equipment from the Ash Centre. This has not been used for camping for several years.

Parcel 2 (top field) is the field on the opposite side of Corks Lane accessed from the far carpark. This has not been used as part of the campsite.

These areas of land are shown in red on this map.

Any representations or comments in relation to the above should be sent for consideration to the trustees by emailing info@7springs.org.uk by no later than 9th December 2023.

Published to www.7springs.org.uk 30 October 2023

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 info@7springs.org.uk 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.