The Wilderness Centre

The Wilderness Centre in The Forest of Dean

The Wilderness Centre in The Forest of Dean celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019. Wilderness Centre is a historic stately home nestled within 30 acres of private grounds in Mitcheldean. Its grounds include forest, fields and its own stone circle, commanding spectacular views over the River Severn. It also has many beautiful views across Gloucestershire countryside.

The Wilderness

Known to an entire generation of people, throughout Gloucestershire and beyond. Typically, as the place where they had their first adventure away from home. The Wilderness Centre has been successfully providing outdoor education with accommodation for young people for 50 years.

The Wilderness Centre

The Centre remains true to its 50-year legacy and continues to focus on providing exceptional residential stays for schools. Their qualified team share their knowledge and invite the young people to explore, learn and connect with nature. After all, the great outdoors is the greatest classroom ever.

In addition, they offer exclusive use weekend hire of the house. So that large groups of guests can enjoy life in a historic stately home. Visitors can relax and explore the 30 acres of grounds. Guests can take part in onsite outdoor activities, such as bushcraft, archery, abseiling, crate stack and orienteering. These are with qualified instructors or gather around the huge fire pit in our grounds for a shared feast.

Weddings & Gatherings

The Wilderness Centre really is the perfect venue for friends and family to share parties, weddings and also reunions.

The Wilderness Centre Wedding Venue
Wedding Venue

Other Functions

The house also lends itself beautifully as a venue for business events, music, yoga, retreats, mindfulness, residential courses and retreats. It can offer large rooms for meetings, conference, or training. They also have professional catering kitchens and sleeping for up to 54 guests.

Contact The Wilderness Centre

All bookings via The Wilderness Centre on 01594 542567 or email:

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