Set in the beautiful countryside just outside the historic city of Lincoln, Poacher 2021 welcomes groups from around the world to enjoy a week of fun, friendship and adventure.
Poacher is one of the biggest jamborees in the UK, welcoming over 6,000 Scouts and Guides from around the world to Lincolnshire in 2021 for a week of fun, friendship and adventure they’ll never forget.
Poacher is known for offering a huge range of activities both on and off site! With hundreds of adventurous and creative activities as well as and exciting programme of entertainment and trips to local places of interest and our special Water Village; there is something to suit all ages and tastes!
We can support international visitors with finding host groups and help you to establish links that will last for the duration of the Jamboree. We will support to ensure that your hosts can provide the appropriate tents to meet your requirements.
It may be possible for host groups to provide you with food which will be at an additional cost agreed between you and the host group.
Poacher 2021 does not offer home hospitality before or after the event but we can support you with finding places to stay upon request.
Our dedicated International Team will liaise with you before, during and after Poacher 2021 to ensure that all your queries, worries and concerns are answered and solved as quickly as possible.
We are happy to organise safe storage for passports and can provide currency exchange where required if requested in advance.
A formal letter of invitation can also be provided on request.
Lincoln is situated in the East Midlands with good road and rail links to many of the UK’s major cities and airports.
The journey to Lincoln by road from London
takes under three hours and from Manchester
takes just two hours.
Lincoln has strong road links to the rest of the UK:
From the North
Via the A15 (Hull) or the A46 (Grimsby)
From the South
Via the A46 (Leicester, Nottingham, Newark) or the A1 and A15 (London, East Anglia)
From the East
Via the A158 (Skegness)
From the West
Via the A1 and A57 (Leeds, Worksop, Sheffield)
You can check for live traffic disruptions on the BBC's website and current and planned road improvement works that may affect your journey on the Lincolnshire Roadworks website.
Lincoln Central railway station is located in the south of the city centre and has direct links to London, Scotland and the midlands.
Travelling by train from central London to Lincoln takes around 2 hours on the East Coast mainline.
We offer free transport from Lincoln Central station to Poacher 2021 - just let us know ahead of the event if you require this service.
There are easy ways to get to the city from major airports nearby and across the country.
Humberside Airport (HUY)
Humberside International Airport is located 30 miles northeast of Lincoln just 45 minutes by road. Among other destinations, Humberside International Airport has good connections to Aberdeen and Amsterdam (Schiphol) Airport.
The easiest way to travel to Lincoln from Humberside Airport is by road.
East Midlands Airport (EMA)
East Midlands Airport is located 50 miles southwest of Lincoln just one hour 15 minutes by road. Among other destinations, East Midlands Airport has good connections to Barcelona, Belfast, Brussels and Frankfurt.
From East Midlands Airport, Lincoln can be reached by either road or public transport.
Robin Hood/Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA)
Robin Hood Airport (Doncaster Sheffield) is located 35 miles west of Lincoln, just one hour by road. Among other destinations, Robin Hood Airport has good connections to Eastern and Southern Europe.
From Robin Hood Airport, Lincoln can be reached by either road or public transport.
Birmingham Airport (BHX)
Birmingham Airport is located 80 miles west of Lincoln, one hour 45 minutes by road. Among other destinations, Birmingham Airport has good connections to Iceland, Ireland, and the USA.
From Birmingham Airport, Lincoln can be reached by either road or public transport.
Other UK airports include Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool John Lennon, Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick and London Luton.