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Hilston Park Outdoor Education Centre

Hilston Park Outdoor Education Centre


Hilston Park is the jewel in the crown of our outdoor education centres. Just six miles from Monmouth, the listed building dates back to the early 19th Century and was built for a local aristocratic family. It's within easy reach of the River Wye and the Black Mountains as well as the Forest of Dean and beyond.

Generations of young people have enjoyed staying in Hilston Park's grand rooms which can accommodate groups of up to 50 people. Of course, the centre has been updated for use by groups from primary and secondary schools, youth and adult groups.


Indoors, Hilston Park is well-equipped with excellent on-site facilties and many activities you can do without even leaving the extensive grounds. With the River Wye and Black Mountains on our doorstep there is plenty to do on day trips too:

Get outdoors and try the high-level rope area or archery
Take advantage of our environmental studies areas – meadow, lake, woodland
Stay under canvas – go camping in the grounds
Use our specialist equipment for field studies
Go canoeing on the River Wye
Go hillwalking in the Black Mountains
Activities on-site include archery, high ropes courses, raft-building, problem-solving, orienteering, forest activites and bushcraft

Education/study areaFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencing



See location of Hilston Park Outdoor Education Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 446188  Lat: 51.86493 Long: -2.80528

By car: Just 10 minutes North of Monmouth. Follow B4233 to Rockfield, then B 4247 to Newcastle. The centre is well sighposted just before the village of Crossways.

Parking: free


  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing