Wye Valley


An idyllic location set in 25 acres of grounds on the banks of the River Wye in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean. This is an ideal group residential venue with lots of areas to explore on-site. The grounds even have their own orienteering course as well as well as miles of footpaths which surround the hostel.

Activities at Wye Valley include:

  • Eco-Explorer
  • Fire Making
  • Shelter Building
  • Teambuilding Games

Courses at Wye Valley

Eco-Explorer at Wye Valley

All Year Round - 2 to 5 nights

Activities include: Bushcraft for Beginners, a programme of outdoor challenges and problem solving exercises aimed at developing confidence and teamwork skills. The range of activities can include: Den building, orienteering/navigating skills, tool skills, outdoor cookery and fire lighting.

Woodland Detectives, this programme offers a wide selection of activities aimed at encouraging discovery about the ecology of the local habitat. Activities can include: Animal Detectives, Woodland plants & trees, Comparisons of habitats, Plant studies, Seeds and seed dispersal, Animal and plant identification, Food chains and nature recycle.



Key Stage:
From only £ 139.00 per pupil

Key Stage 2 Geography at Wye Valley

All Year Round - 2 to 5 nights

Village Study: This programme helps pupils discover how the physical world relates to a map, and explores the link between geology, landscape and settlement. This programme includes an investigation of the village of Goodrich - who lives there and why - and the impact of historical events and modern tourism in the area.

River Study: Pupils undertake a hands-on geographical investigation of a stream in the Forest of Dean, enhancing their understanding of key river processes, such as erosion, transportation and deposition, and developing fieldwork skills and use of appropriate vocabulary.



Key Stage:
From only £ 139.00 per pupil

P.E. Outdoor Adventure at Wye Valley

All Year Round - 2 to 5 nights

A fun and exciting range of individual and group physical activities which test the efforts of children of all abilities. Activities include: Archery, Scavenger hunts, Ski races and a range of team building games.

Key Stage:
From only £ 139.00 per pupil
YHA (Youth Hostels Association)


Near Goodrich.
Ross on Wye.


No. of Beds: 78

Facilities include: lounge, self catering kitchen, laundry, quiet room and drying room.