Cox Wood Scout Campsite is a woodland camp site between Wrexham and Chester. More information about the site can be found on its website here - Cox Wood Scout Camp.
The campsite has a number of buildings and a large outdoor shelter, most of which will be used to host game logistics and facilities such as the MegaCorp areas and Starship Bridge Simulator. The site has a toilet block with separate male & female facilities and hot showers. The site has outdoor water taps, and a kitchen which is being fully used by the event caterer.
There are no bunks on the site, so all attendees will need outdoor camping equipment.
Fires can only be set in designated firepits. Fires must be completely extinguished each night. Do not throw anything that is non-flammable into the fires.
Please make sure that all your rubbish is suitably bagged and disposed of before you leave site. All rubbish bags must be securely tied to discourage scavengers. Do not overfill your rubbish bags.
Please ensure that the site, and particularly the area that you are using to camp, is left as you found it. The Game Team will only have a few hours on the site to clean up, and will mainly be occupied with takedown of props and equipment. You can help us by making sure that your camp is tidy and in good order before you leave.
Note that the entrance to the site is on Cox Lane - not via Coxwood Farm
There are quite a few options for getting to the site via the M6. You can leave the motorway at a couple of points, but Junction 16 (A500, Crewe, Nantwich) or carrying on to the M56 at Junction 20 are probably the best (see the directions From the North below if you continue to the M56).
If you are looking for a group of people to lift-share with, the best place to go is the main Orion Sphere LRP Facebook group.
The most convenient train stations to the site are in Wrexham, which is reasonably well served from all over the country. Wrexham has two train stations - Wrexham General (Virgin and Arriva Wales) and Wrexham Central (Arriva Wales) - and both are a short walk from the bus station on Trinity Street. You can get direct to Wrexham General from Birmingham, but most other major train stations require at least 1 change (often at Chester from the North or the South); via London or Manchester. So anyone going cross-country from the North East or East Midlands is probably looking at a two change trip via trains.
Chester Railway Station also has a bus route to the site (essentially from the other end of the same bus route).
Wrexham has quite a few local taxi firms; we've compiled a list of ones below which have a Google rating of 3 or higher. We can't guarantee their reliability because we haven't used them ourselves.
|Wrexham & Prestige Taxis||01978 291999|
|Apollo Taxis||01978 262626|
|Speedie Cars Ltd||01978 262829|
|Station Cars||01978 363661|
|Dragon Taxis||01978 362222|
|Town Cars||01978 362888|
|Cresta Cabs||01978 353500|
All attendees will be able to camp on site, but some people prefer to sleep in comfortable hotel beds.
Wrexham has quite a few hotels in it, if you go to booking.com you will find a variety of locations - price ranges seem pretty good for some quite high end ‘spa’ type establishments to local B&Bs, so probably also worth having a look at AirBnB if you are comfortable using them.
There are two Premier Inns in Wrexham, of which the Wrexham North Premier Inn is probably the closest hotel to the site.
There is another nearby hotel called the Trevor Arms which looks pretty close, but is also a bit more pricey.
Chester is not beyond the realms of unreasonable distance to travel to a hotel either and obviously caters strongly to the tourist market, for the reason it seems a little bit more expensive than Wrexham.