Lodge Hill is an inclusive outdoor activity centre with residential facilities situated within 32 acres of stunning woodland in the midst of the South Downs National Park, overlooking the Arun Valley.

We are a not for profit charity and company limited by guarantee.

Lodge Hill is not affiliated to any other charity or institution.

President of the Trust is Col. Sir Brian Bartelott, Bt. OBE DL and our board of trustees. 

Our Trustees are:

  • Matthew Wykes DipPFS, Chair of Trustees
  • Guy Nelson MA(Ed) NPQH
  • Richard Whittaker
  • Penny Barnes
  • Robert Allison
  • Lyn Aaron-Ferrigno
  • Shirley Robinson-Viney

Our staff team are led by our Chief Executive, Lisa May BSc (hons); Dip HSW.

All staff at Lodge Hill are highly trained and qualified in all areas relevant to their role.

We are highly regulated and inspected; receiving much praise from our assessors and associated professionals.  We are also very lucky to receive regular positive feedback from our visitors young and old.  We have enjoyed frequent press coverage for our events and outstanding service delivery.  We now, as a charity and invaluable provider, need to move forward strategically in line with market demand to secure our financial and operational future.

Everything Lodge Hill offers and does is based around the same outcomes. These are:

  • To introduce new, challenging experiences with exposure to controlled risk
  • Challenge negative beliefs
  • Promote wellbeing and connectedness through outdoor activity and the willingness to participate in diverse activities
  • Build self-worth, self-esteem and confidence
  • Build and nurture relationships
  • To develop and support positive attitudes to health and wellbeing
  • Develop strong core values through mutual respect which will impact positively on everyday life
  • To reduce anxiety, stress and challenging behaviours through outdoor activity
  • To promote decision making, risk taking, self-care and understanding
  • To promote positive mental and physical health in the short and longer terms

In addition, our outcomes for disabled, older and vulnerable individuals and groups are:

  • To reduce isolation
  • To reduce stress, anxiety and depression which in turn will reduce the dependence on health and social services
  • Improve emotional and physical health
  • Lessen the reliance on social media, computerised and phone equipment
  • Improve sleep patterns
  • Introduce stealth skills in communication, team work and improved thinking processes
  • Improve cognition
  • Promote independence and keeping safe
  • Promote equality
  • Promote and support physical activity and improve fitness, leading to better choices in general life