Gwent Outdoor Centres

Gwent Outdoor Centres - Hilston Park, Monmouth

Hilston Park, Monmouth

Bring your group to a Grade II-listed country house in beautiful countryside just 10 minutes from Monmouth and the River Wye.

Try canoeing, high ropes or archery on site – and there's much more. We're close to the Forest of Dean with its massive network of off road cycling routes. Offas Dyke path and Wye valley walk are a short drive away. We cater for large groups here (up to about 50).

There is also a smaller, self-catering lodge house within the grounds which can sleep up to 10.

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Education visits Advisory Service

Monmouthshire County Council’s Educational Visits Advisory Service is based at Hilston Park. We can provide advice, guidance and training on the management of educational visits and approval via EVOLVE. The service is available to schools, youth groups and similar organisations in Monmouthshire.

The following OEAP (Outdoor Education Advisors Panel) certified courses are also available to any interested groups or schools: Visit Leader, Outdoor Learning Cards (available in Welsh and English), Environmental Learning Cards.

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Gwent Outdoor Centres - Gilwern Outdoor Centre

Gilwern Outdoor Centre, Abergavenny

Our biggest centre can accommodate large groups of around 80 in 2 separate single-storey buildings set in 15 acres of grounds.

There is an indoor bouldering wall, climbing tower, woodland and large meadow for camping. We're also just 10 minutes from the Clydach gorge with its extensive cave network and the Sustrans off road cycle route linking Abergavenny to Brynmawr.

Self catering is available for groups of around 35 in the Blorenge lodge.

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Outdoor learning and group accommodation

Two sites across Monmouthshire, the Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons in South Wales

Gwent Outdoor Centres – outdoor activities WalesOutdoor activities are fantastic fun – and they help build self-esteem and self-confidence too. Try something you've never done before and you'll come away with a real sense of achievement.

The instructors at both of our well-established outdoor education centres have decades of experience between them so you'll be in safe hands. Gwent Outdoor Centres caters for school groups and other large parties and we offer tailored activity packages which include caving, hillwalking, camping, climbing, canoeing and mountain biking.

We are a a Duke of Edinburgh's Award-licensed accredited activity provider and our centres have Green Eco Flag status. We are a Forest Schools provider too. Above all, whether you're a teacher, parent or adult participant you can rest assured you'll have an outdoor adventure to remember in one of the most stunning landscapes in Wales!

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activities for young people

Pick the activities that suit your group. At Gwent Outdoor Centres we offer abseiling, canoeing, caving, climbing, mountain biking, campfire making, bushcraft, orienteering, hillwalking, environmental studies and more.

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Corporate outdoor adventures

You can hire Gwent Outdoor Centres' climbing tower for your corporate event or charity fundraiser. We can also cater for company away-days and team development events or weekends for adventurous groups of friends.

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leader training courses

We can provide certified or informal leader training  in many outdoor activites. Gwent Outdoor Centres' staff are able to provide courses in canoeing, kayaking, climbing, caving, hillwalking, mountain biking, orienteering and navigation.