nestled within 30 acres of private grounds

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The Wilderness Centre

is a classic country house nestled within 30 acres of private grounds in the Forest of Dean, with forest, fields and its own stone circle.
We enjoy commanding spectacular views over the River Severn to the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills over 20 miles away.


schools & youth groups

The Centre remains true to its 50 year legacy and continues to focus on providing exceptional residential stays for schools from all over Gloucestershire.
It has achieved the highest accolade of Gold Standard Centre by the ‘Association of Heads of Outdoors Education Centres’.
Our qualified team share their knowledge and invite the young people to explore, learn and connect with nature, within the greatest classroom, the great outdoors.


over the River Severn to the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills

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corporate & business

The house and grounds are ideal for business events such as away days, team development and leadership programmes. The Wilderness is a place to think differently, to build confidence and clarity while connecting with colleagues.

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Private hire & weddings

We offer exclusive use weekend hire of the house so that large groups of guests can enjoy life in a historic country house, relax and explore their own 30 acres of grounds. In 2019 we unveiled our fabulous Bell Tent Village which is located in the original old walled orchard. The Wilderness Centre really is the perfect venue for friends and family to share parties, special events or weddings.


connect with nature


courses & retreats

The Wilderness is all about growth and learning. It is a venue for a wide range of workshops and retreats in the fields of health, wellbeing, spirituality, arts and crafts. The Wilderness Centre is the perfect place to lose yourself, disconnect from routine, technology and every day concerns and reconnect with yourself & nature.


Take a look around the wilderness