The Wilderness Centre, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire

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Outdoor Centres
Large catered centre sleeping 54 with outdoor activity packages available on site in the Forest of Dean

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The Wilderness Centre, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, sleeps 8-54 in 10 bedrooms.

10 bedroomed spacious dormitory style bunk bed accommodation, rooms sleeping from 2 to 8 people, camping also available

Garden Cliff, Malvern Chase and May Hill - sleeps 8 per room
The Loquiers and Hope Wood - 6
Long Orchard, Break Heart Hill, Pingary Tump and Welsh Bury - 4
Wigpool - 2

Available on a catered, self catered or accommodation only basis.

Set on the edge of the Forest of Dean on top of Plump Hill, the views are spectacular! Feel the stresses and strains of modern day life seep away!

The venue is ideally suited to a wide range of groups, whether school day and/or residential outdoor educational trips, scouts/guides or corporate team building events and/or meetings. We also cater for community groups and those simply requiring a meeting venue. Due to it's stunning location, the venue also attracts live action role play groups and is a superb location for weddings and celebrations, with plenty of room for a marquee.

We offer facilities for mixed groups and/or exclusive hire. Boy and girl groups can be separated. Staff/leader accommodation with separate shower and toilet block.

Catering, where required, is prepared on site by our talented kitchen team using local produce and the finest ingredients. We pride ourselves on our tasty, home cooked meals! Full catering options available. Special dietary requirements can be catered for.

The beautiful multi-purpose room is suitable for use as a common room, meeting room or banquet hall comfortably seating 60. This room is decorated to a high standard and is the heart of the building. We also have two other meeting rooms suitable for teaching rooms or break out rooms seating around 20.

We have a commercial kitchen and dining room together with outside buildings and 29 acres of land. Farm animals on site.

On-site activities include bush craft, archery, crate stack, problem solving, orienteering, climbing wall, tunnel trail, abseiling, challenge course, hill walking, environmental studies and a dedicated Saxon Day, with off-site activities available, such as open canoeing, kayaking, raft building, rock climbing, mountain biking, caving and more besides.


Full commercial kitchen facilities. Cooking facilities available for campers.
Adjacent to the kitchen, funky and fun, seating up to 50 per sitting. Outdoor dining facilities available.
Our beautiful multi-purpose room suitable for use as a common room, meeting room or banquet hall comfortably seating 60 people.
Available on request.
WiFi available on request.
Table football and board games available - a dedicated games area can be set up depending on your requirements. Please contact us.
Central heating. No open fires.
10 spacious bedrooms dormitory style bunks. Rooms sleep from 2 to 8. Total 54 plus camping. Wardrobes. Pillows provided.
Pillows provided. Guests to bring linen, pillow cases and quilt/sleeping bags. Teachers'/leaders' bedding provided.
Separate girls/boys shower and toilet blocks. Separate shower/toilet block for teachers/leaders. No en suite facilities.
Access to bedrooms at first floor level. Access to ground floor via ramp. Disabled shower and toilet facilities ground and first floor.
No special facilities for children.
Picnic benches, pizza oven, barbecues and extensive grounds amounting to 29 acres. Camp fires by agreement.
There is no swimming pool. The nearest is only a couple of miles away at Cinderford.
On-site parking.
No smoking inside the buildings. Smoking permitted outside.
Pets cannot be accommodated.


Located just off Plump Hill near Mitcheldean. The centre is a 15 minute drive from the River Wye and is ideally suited for all leisure activities in the Forest of Dean.
Mitcheldean is within walking distance from the Wilderness Centre.
Co-op supermarket in Mitcheldean Village.
Brewery Tap in Mitcheldean, other pubs in the village too.

Booking Information

Please contact us with your numbers, catering and activity requirements - we will be happy to provide a tailor made quote for your group.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

Plump Hill
United Kingdom
Gloucester, about 12 miles.
Bristol International, about 50 miles.

Late Deals

December 2019 Late Deals

Special offer - £1500.00 including VAT for the following weekends on a self-catered basis:

Fri 13 to Sun 15 December 2019
Fri 20 to Sun 22 December 2019

Christmas 2019 Late Deals

Special offer - Arrive Christmas Eve / depart Boxing Day

£3000.00 inclusive of VAT on a self-catered basis

Between Christmas & New year 2019 Late Deals

Special offer - Friday 27 December to Sunday 29 December 2019

£3000.00 inclusive of VAT on a self-catered basis

January 2020 Late Deals

£1500.00 inc VAT (self-catered) for the following weekends:

Fri 3 to Sun 5 Jan 2020
Fri 10 to Sun 12 Jan 2020
Fri 17 to Sun 19 Jan 2020
Fri 24 to Sun 26 Jan 2020
Fri 31 to Sun 2 Feb 2020

Rental Rates

PeriodDates2 Night Weekend
Self catered, sleeps 54, exclusive use of site
2nd Jan 19 to 20th Dec 19
Fully catered, sleeps 54, exclusive use
2nd Jan 19 to 21st Dec 19

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The Wilderness Centre, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire

Deborah Blackmore

Joined us: 2015
+44 (0)1594 542 567
Plump Hill
United Kingdom