About Us

Lodge Hill is an outdoor activity centre, nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park, for schools, youth groups & adults, with overnight accommodation, campsite, outdoor activities, Woodland  lodges, weddings and a range of conference facilities. We specialise in personal development and team-building skills in a challenging and safe environment away from the distractions of everyday life.

We are a charitable trust whose core purpose is to provide young people with opportunities to learn about themselves and other people away from distractions in our secluded 32 acre woodland site.

As a not for profit organisation, we raise funds to subsidise these learning opportunities through a range of compatible commercial activities including residential stays, weddings, meeting room hire, team building and other training.

Each of the ten Trustees leads a committee that supports the leadership and management of the centre. Each has specialist knowledge and was recruited to support our work.

The Trust is governed by its Company Members and is supported by its Patrons and the Supporters of Lodge Hill. The AGM is always well attended. 

Our work has been enormously enhanced by the generosity of a number of Donors.

There are 12 full time and 8 part time members of the staff team. They are led by our Chief Executive, Lisa May, and managed by our Facilities Manager Nick Turner and Finance Manager Katie Collet. The staff team are very well qualified, highly experienced, flexible in their approach and generous with their time; nothing is too much trouble!

The catering & housekeeping is carried out by a team of local staff  managed by Chef Manager, Jane Thompson.

The catering is excellent with meals prepared onsite, using locally sourced produce where possible.

Lodge Hill has been a residential centre since 1946, in its past history it was also a hotel and a family home.

We have close links with our on-site and external partners.