Gwent Outdoor Centres

Forest School activities

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We can accommodate Forest Schools groups and environmental studies groups who take advantage of woodland areas at our centres as well as in the wider Brecon Beacons National Park.

At Gilwern, for example, we have our own woodland where you can make camp fires, build shelters or practice bushcraft skills. Make some 'dampers', light a fire using only friction, create  art in the great outdoors.

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Don't forget forests on our doorstep which are great for off-road cycling and orienteering. There are cycle trails along the canal tow path, in the woodland near Talybont Reservoir (the Taff Trail is there) and the Forest of Dean is a stone's throw from Hilston Park.

Our safety standards

Gwent Outdoor Centres – forest schools

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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

We really enjoyed our week at Hilston Park and that's down to the staff who made us feel so welcome there. We look forward to our visit again next year.
– Owen, teacher
Marshfield 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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