In the surrounding area

  • The Malverns (OS Explorer map 190) are awesome and some great walking. At 425m (peak) not mountaneous but groups do need to be prepared as conditions can be different or change quickly. Try making and flying kites, egg rolling, dawn communion and orienteering. One walk option is to park at ‘British Camp’ then walking over the peaks to Great Malvern itself and catching the bus back to ‘British Camp’.
  • Canoeing on the Wye from Symmonds Yat Canoeing centre. Other nearby attractions are a MAZE museum , an Activities Centre, a good walk up to Symonds Yat Rock or another, down one side of the river, over a suspension bridge and back via a rope ferry (summer only).
  • Swimming at Ledbury
  • Paintballing at Craswall
  • Shopping in Hereford

At the Centre

  • Bonfire in the back garden (you’ll need to find wood for this)
  • There is a free standing Barbeque built in the top Garden (you’ll find the grill rack and charcoal rack in the cottage)
  • Walks from the cottage. Woolhope Cockshoot is on the junction of five roads and in an area with plenty of footpaths. OS Explorer Map 189. 3
  • Table Tennis in the Cellar (worth bringing some ping pong balls)
  • The Dining Room and the two downstairs rooms lend themselves quite well to dividing up for challenges, discussions etc. It’s a great place for group work.
  • Woolhope is great for ‘Hide and Seek’ if the group are mad enough.
  • Woolhope is also great for involving young people in the organisation and delivery of the residential, planning, cooking etc AND cleaning the centre ready for the next group!
  • A great late night option is the ‘walk around the block!’ It’s a hilly 35 minute stroll and the map and instructions are here: Download file (32KB pdf)

Whatever you choose to do, Woolhope is a great place to create memories.

"Woolhope is a place you you feel you belong: you belong in it's homeliness, you belong to the group you visit with and you belong to God. Friendships deepen, memories are made and stories are told for years to come"