Gwent Outdoor Centres offers a broad range of outdoor activities in the SE Wales area. Most courses are residential of 3 to 5 days duration. Annually we deliver around 17,000 user days both residentially and as single day visits.
We can offer pupils a range of experiences of outdoor and environmental activities of increasing challenge throughout their school career, covering a spread of National Curriculum, A level /GCSE courses and personal and social development.
In addition to being located close to rivers, caves and mountains, the centres have many on site facilities including good standard accommodation, high ropes courses, indoor climbing and traversing wall, forest schools site, camping facilities, problem solving challenges and orienteering courses.
Course fees for young people from three of the four owning authorities are substantially subsidised providing excellent ‘value for money’. (Pupils entitled to Free School Meals are subsidised at a greater rate)
Our centres take a flexible and innovative approach to meeting your objectives so please contact them to discuss your needs.
TALYBONT CENTRE is available to hire as a self catering bunkhouse. Ideally situated 0.5 mile from the Canoe Acess/Egress on the River Usk and the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal. The Taff Trail & other great Mountain Bike routes are only 10 minutes away & the centre is right in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park for a wide variety of mountain & valley walks
HILSTON PARK is an impressive Victorian Stately home which is available for hire as a conference centre or training venue
GILWERN OUTDOOR CENTRE has over 90 beds available & is one of the largest centres available to hire in South Wales. The centre is available to book for your club, corporate or team residential. Small & large Meeting Rooms, large dinning rooms, large areas of grassed open space , woodland area with fire circle, camping available, small lake, climbing wall & ropes course, site soon to have WIFI available. Why not run your Bushcraft courses in our woodland areas.