Gwent Outdoor Centres

Climbing, abseiling and gorge scrambling

Our centres are well placed for rock climbing and gorge scrambling adventures. The Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons are right in our back yard.GwentOEC_bear_sm.jpg

Our Gilwern and Hilston centres both have large on site high ropes climbing courses. These provide a wide variety of vertical challenges including a 10m high climbing wall, crate stack, single person and double team leap of faith, pole climb, Jacobs ladder and zip line. 

There are off site rock climbing venues at Llangattock near Gilwern and in the Wye Valley near Hilston Park.

Gorge scrambling is ideal from our Gilwern site where there are a number of good locations where a thorough soaking is usually part of the gorge climbing experience!

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We can provide abseiling on site from the top of our 10m climbing walls or if its something a bit bigger you are looking for then some of the local rock outcrops can offer abseils in the region of 30m.

We can also help out with sponsored abseil events. Maybe you have a particular building, bridge or tall tower in mind. In the past we have provided successful events from church spires and school roofs.



Our safety standards

Gwent Outdoor Centres – abseiling

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Safety first for all

At Gwent Outdoor Centres our experienced staff always put safety first. We are licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA), which is overseen by the Health and Safety Executive. The AALA was set up to ensure outdoor activity providers follow good safety management practices. These should allow young people to experience exciting and stimulating activities outdoors – without being exposed to avoidable risks.

We continually monitor and update our procedures to ensure the safety of the young people in our care.

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Important info

Gorge walking, hillwalking and CLIMBING WALL!  (I got to the top and i'd never done that before)
– Carrie-Ann
Henllys Church in Wales School

Hilston Park, Monmouthshire

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Gilwern Outdoor Centre, Abergavenny

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