Gwent Outdoor Centres

Camping at our venues

Our two centres in Monmouthshire offer bags of opportunity for camping as well as staying in dormitory accommodation.

Gwent Outdoor Centres – campingAt Gilwern, our largest site at 15 acres, there is a large field close to the River Usk where we can accommodate regional Scout/Guide type jamborees and other large camping groups. There is access to water and toilets there so groups can be quite separate from the centre itself.

Hilston Park also has extensive grounds which offer facilities for camping and can accommodate smaller camping groups, such as Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions.

Self-catering accommodation for groups

Hilston Park-Lodge

The lodge at Hilston Park has been converted into accommodation for small self-catering groups. The lodge is suitable for up to ten people (bunk bed accommodation) within the grounds of Hilston Park in Monmouthshire.

lodge at Hilston Park

Close to the three castles walk, four castles cycle route, Forest of Dean mountain biking and rivers Monnow and Wye. 

Perfect for a week end away for families, friends or clubs looking for a comfortable base.

Great venue for Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition training and assessments.

Accommodation at a glance

Three bedrooms (2 rooms of 4 with bunk beds and 1 room with a single bed)
Two bathrooms (two showers)
Kitchen with fridge
Dining room
Lounge (with optional bed settee)
Free Wi-fi
Fire alarm, central heating
Fenced flat grounds, with camp fire area
Outside store for bikes, boats, wet boots or coats!
Off road private parking


The Blorenge Lodge makes an excellent base for self catering groups of up to 38. The lodge is all on one level and we have a specialist accessible wing with facilities designed for those with limited physical ability. All bedrooms have their own shower and toilet amenities. The centre is a few minutes from Abergavenny and close to the Clydach gorge with extensive cave systems, off road cycling, the Monmouth and Brecon canal and Black mountains.

Accommodation at a glance

Easy access a few minutes from the A465, railway station in Abergavenny
Large off road, secure parking
12 bedrooms. Mix of capacities (1,2,3,4 and 5 beds)
Two lounges
Free Wi-fi
Fire alarm, central heating
Extensive private grounds





What activities?

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

As always the staff are very conscious of safety and welfare of children.
– Susan Ware, headteacher
Blaenycwm Primary School

Hilston Park, Monmouthshire

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Education Visits Advisory Service

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Gilwern Outdoor Centre, Abergavenny

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