We do everything we can to make sure you enjoy your time with us and ensure that things don’t go wrong. But, in the event that something does go wrong, here’s all the information you might need. 

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Location Details

Site address:

Branshaw Plantation, Slaymaker Lane, Oakworth, Keighley. BD22 7EU

Main (bottom) entrance:

What3Words address: ///young.belly.motor  Grid Ref: SE 03602 39249

Top gate:

What3Words address:  ///horns.serves.found   Grid Ref: SE 03586 39630

TELEPHONE  NUMBER: 07434 666 527

In an Emergency


Ambulances can enter onto site into the car park from the main entrance on Slaymaker Lane. 

Air ambulance potential landing site would be on the golf course (Branshaw Golf Club) to the East of the site with pedestrian access via the Top gate and over the style.  

There is also over the wall access from either Slaymaker Lane or the Golf course track should the ambulance need to get closer.



If you discover a fire that is out of control or unattended:
1) If the fire is large and out of control – call 999 and ask for the fire brigade. Our location details can be found here.

2) Once you have called the fire service, or if the fire is small or contained and unattended. Call the warden on 07434 666 527 they will help you
implement the evacuation if required and fight the fire if it is safe to do.
The warden will know the location of the airhorn to evacuate the site. 

If you can remain completely safe, get some water from the nearest source and begin to
fight the fire.

If you hear an air horn with three long blasts followed by a 30 s break followed by three long blasts, repeating our fire alarm is going off. We’ll
only sound this if you are in danger, when you hear it: 

1) Leave your belongings. Head to the nearest point on the main path and walk down it to the muster point at the gate of the woodland. If you can’t find the main path head up hill until you do.

2) If the route down the main path is blocked by fire go up the main path to the top gate, exit the woodland and walk down the public right of way to Slaymaker Lane. Turn left and head to the site entrance.

3) If you are surrounded by fire and can not access the main path call the warden on 07434666527 for assistance or sound a whistle and shout to attract attention.

4) At the muster point, the warden will mark you on the register and will direct you to safety on Back Wright Avenue. Do no re-enter site until told to do so by the warden.


  • If you need help and you are alone call 999 if your problem is severe. Your location details can be found here.
  • If you are with someone that has a severe problem call 999. Your location details can be found here.
  • If you need further assistance while the ambulance is coming, for example with CPR or other first aid call 07434666527 to get the qualified first aider on site. Tell the operator this is available.
  • If the problem is minor call 07434666527 to get first aid help from the warden.


Electrical Storm

  • Listen to the gap between the flash and the bang. If the storm is close (less than 3 seconds gap) leave your pitch and get in your car until the storm has passed.
  • Only if you do not have a car call the warden on 07434666527 for shelter.

High Winds

  • If there are have high winds which are threatening to bring down trees or tree-limbs, head to the Glade or off site. As this is a clearing you are less likely to be impacted by falling branches.  The trees are also more mature.
  • If you have a car and still feel unsafe, get in the car and park on the road just down from the site.
  • If you do not have a car and you are exposed and unsafe, call the warden on 07434 666 527.

Extreme Cold

  • Indicators of hypothermia include: shivering, changes in behaviour, slurred speech, slow pulse, confusion, stiffening of muscles, pale cold skin, infants may become quiet.
  • If someone in your group is suffering from extreme cold, make sure they are in a tent or hammock with suitable blankets above and below them. Give them a warm hat to wear.
  • If you have a survival bag, put them in the bag. The intention is to allow the body to warm gradually so as not to induce shock.
  • Maintain close observation of their breathing and level of consciousness.
  • If they do not start to recover call the warden on 07434666527 for assistance.

General Site Information

Site Rules

We have only two rules which apply on site and should be applied to all activities:

  1. Do no harm.
  2. Leave no trace.

Example applications of these rules include not leaving litter on site, leaving the working area tidy and well presented, not harming any trees / wild life un-necessarily or working safely.


Legal Restrictions on Site

A Tree Preservation Order over the whole site makes it a criminal offence to cut down, top, lop, uproot or wilfully damage or destroy a tree. Check with warden what tree works have had express permission to be undertaken.

Birds nest should not be disturbed between March and September.

Footpaths through the woodland are permissive. There is no public right of way. Members of the public may use the permissive path, should they cause you any problems please let the warden know on 07434666527.