The site with its large camping areas is easily accessible and only a few minutes drive from the M4 motorway at Llantrisant. There is on-site parking for approximately 30 cars. Please note that no vehicles are permitted to drive on the main fields.
An area is provided for campfires and at present there is a small stockpile of wood, though during busy seasons additional wood may need to be brought onto site.
The site also features a reasonably sized courtyard suitable for activities and opening/closing ceremonies.
The Mill is the largest building on site which providing a large kitchen, eating and activity rooms which overlooks the courtyard and Lodge building.
- Large fully equipped kitchen
- Dining area
- Two activity rooms
- Wifi internet access
The Lodge is a purpose built facility that was funded by the National Lottery and donations which provides accommodation for 32 people:
- 2 Bunk rooms sleeping 12
- 1 Bunk rooms sleeping 4
- 2 bunk rooms sleeping 2 (suitable for leaders)
- Toilet and wash facilities
Please note visitors must provide their own sleeping bags and pillows.
The two smaller rooms are ideal for non parents or non scouters who come to camp to help out with cooking or other activities.
The Cottage overlooking the car park is one of the oldest buildings on site offering a suitably equipped kitchen and a large activity room that is ideal for somewhere to retreat on rainy days.
About the site
Miskin Mill is located near Pontyclun and Llantrisant, the home of the Royal Mint . There has been a water driven mill on the site for the last four hundred years. This area of the village was formerly known as “New Mill”. Since 1929 the site of the mill and the area around it has been in continuous use by Scouts for camping and training purposes. At first a nominal rent was paid to the Lord of the Manor for use of the site and then in 1965 it was purchased by the Welsh Scout Council and subsequently handed over to the joint ownership of the Mid Glamorgan and Cardiff and Vale Scouts.
There are three buildings some over 250 years old. These are set in about 3 acres of flat, tree lined fields which are bounded to the south by the River Ely across which a permanent footbridge, built in 1992, provides access to about 4 acres of woodland known as Mill Wood.
These buildings have been adapted over the years and know provide good but simple accommodation with kitchen and dining facilities. In addition there is a modern toilet/shower block so that the site is suitable for all age groups including first time campers as well as for training purposes.
Miskin Providor (Shop)
On request we can open up the providor during your stay. The times can be arranged to suit your activities. Please speak to your team member or enquire when booking.
- Cloth Badges
- Note pads/Long Pads
- Glitter Pads
- Leather/Plastic Key rings
- Fridge Magnets
- Car stickers
- Book Markers
All of these items can also be purchased from the booking secretary.