Lyneal Activity Centre

Activity Centre

The Old School, Lyneal is owned by Girlguiding Shropshire, who purchased the property in 1994. It has been converted into a residential centre, fully equipped for 24 people. It is situated in the north of the County and is around a 30minute drive from Shrewsbury. It is suitable for groups of all ages. The ground floor is fully accessible and the upstairs dormitories are carpeted and equipped with mattresses, mattress covers and pillows.

Lyneal Activity Centre. Newton Ellesmere, Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 0QQ

Lyneal Links

An Open Day has been organised for Saturday March 17th between 10.00am and 2.30pm. The Open Day is ideal for leaders in guiding and scouting but we also encourage families with girls involved in guiding; especially if they have a Lyneal holiday booked. Come and see the (upgraded!) facilities on offer to units for day, holiday and weekend stays.

A range of refreshments will be available and themed activities will entertain all. There will be a raffle and tombola. Take the opportunity to explore what the local area has to offer and guiders will be on hand to share experiences and resources.

No need to ‘book in’ but if you need any further information contact

We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful part of North Shropshire.

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There will be a ‘working party’ Spring clean at Lyneal on Wednesday 28th February 10.00 – 12.30pm to ensure Lyneal is looking it’s best for our Open Day. Anyone is welcome to come and help: please let Bridget know if you are able to join us. A ‘list’ of tasks to suit all, will be available!

Thank you!

New Lyneal Badges

The Lyneal badge, available from the shop in the leaders’ room has been restocked in a new colour. Badges are available to all who use the Lyneal centre, at a cost of £1 each.



BP Adventure Weekend at Lyneal

8 guides from across the County spent the weekend at Lyneal for their BP Adventure. The girls from Hodnet, Whitchurch, Shrewsbury and Pontesbury took part in a variety of activities including getting the opportunity to steer the narrowboat “Shropshire Lad”. The group took it in turns to “walk and then float” along to Ellesmere before enjoying a second day of craft and activities.
All were presented with their BP awards and Adventure Awards. Congratulations girls!

Guides Steer the Shropshire Lad

A group of Guides from Whitchurch and Prees recently stayed at Lyneal and spent the day doing a Walk and Float to Ellesmere, a local town. All the Guides took a turn at the helm of the boat under the watchful eye of the “captain” Harewood Berry. A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all!