Barton Island

Barton Island
Barton Island

Barton Island is our unique facility for water-based activities and camping.
Located on the River Trent near Attenborough nature reserve, it is also a fantastic wild life haven.

While many camp on the island, it is equipped with huts suitable for small groups of children to sleep in.

The island is also equipped with basic toilet facilities.


Access to the island is available subject to the suitability of the intended activity. Scout, Guide and other youth focussed groups are very welcome.
Please send any enquiries via out contact form below.

Future plans

The installation of the pontoon is the first step in an aim to make the island’s facilities accesible to all.
The new gangplank will be suitable for wheel chair users as well as allowing for assisted access.
Following on from this attention will turn to other aspects of the facilities such the toilets, paths and accommodation.


July 2019 – A floating pontoon purchased by the group was floated down the river to its’ new location on the backwater bank.
Work proceeded to secure it.
The purchase of the pontoon was made possible by a grant from Beeston Consolidated Charity.

September-October 2019 – an adjustable gang plank was manufactured in the Group’s workshop by Paul Boss.
The materials for the gangplank was part-funded by the Sponsored Litter Pick 2019.

the new pontoon

The pontoon has an interesting history. It formed part of a floating dock used by Mr John Woods as he restored the Lady Sylvia, one of the Little Ships that took part in the Dunkirk Evacuation in the early part of World War II.
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