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Oakraven Field Centre

A Victorian building providing affordable group accommodation, ideal for large families & outdoor activities. Full self-catering, with a large open-fire hall, 36 bunk beds & additional camping space.

Group and Hostel in or near Mitcheldean - Sleeps 36 in 4 bunk rooms


The Oakraven Field Centre provides warm and relaxing accommodation in a specially converted Victorian school. Indoor comfort is provided by a large communal hall heated by an open fire, a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering, 4 bunk rooms sleeping 18, 12, 3 and 3, as well as separate male/female toilets and showers.

  • We are wheelchair friendly, with suitable lift and shower facilities.
  • Children and dogs are welcome.
  • Wi-Fi, large-screen TV, and darts are provided free.
  • We can provide rooms for classes & training.
  • We operate eco-friendly solar-heated water and solar panel electricity systems.

While the accommodation is primarily self-catering, breakfasts, lunches, evening meals and even banquets can be provided by prior arrangement. Our bunks beds are supplied with fitted sheets and pillows, but you will need to bring your own sleeping bag or duvet and a towel.

Outside, a large walled forecourt and rear garden provide ideal areas for BBQs, safe children’s play, and secure storage for mountain bikes, canoes, and other outdoor-pursuit equipment. 1½ acres of grounds and meadow provides camping and outdoor fire-pit areas. A neighbouring 3-acre nature reserve is managed by us to provide a wide range of habitats to observe wildlife. This reserve is also available for education and training purposes.

Oakraven is located in a quiet lane, bordering the picturesque western edge of the Forest of Dean. It is ideally situated for most outdoor activities, and there are pubs and other facilities just a mile away in the village of Mitcheldean. 

Opening Times

Open all year 24/7. 


  • Barbecue
  • Booking Recommended
  • Building of historical interest
  • Children welcome
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Ground Floor Rooms
  • Group and Hostel
  • Lounge for residents use
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Secure Bike Storage
  • Single sex groups accepted
  • Sleeps more than 25
  • Wheelchair access


Jubilee Rd
GL17 0EE
O/S Ref: SO 667168

Enter your start address:

From Gloucester head west on the A40. After 6 miles, turn left onto the A4136 (Longhope Road), then after 4 miles (at the roundabout in Mitcheldean) take the 1st exit towards Coleford. ¼ mile on (just past the 40 mile speed restriction sign as you come out of Mitcheldean) turn left into Jubliee Road. A ¼ mile along Jubilee Road you will see a road sign for School on the left. You will see the Oakraven Field Centre just 200 metres past the school sign on the left. Take the next left and turn again immediately left to drive up to the front entrance.

Sat-nav our post-code (GL17 0EE) to take you into Jubilee Road, then just continue on for 200m to see the school sign, and then 200m beyond the school sign to see the centre.

For those walking, the National Grid Reference is SO 667 168. We are shown as School (Sch) on Ordnance Survey maps.

  • Mitcheldean
  • Rural


Advance exclusive booking of Oakraven for small groups of up to 20 people costs:

  • Per weekday £200
  • 2-night weekend (Friday to Sunday) £640
  • 3-night weekend (Friday to Monday) £840

Please add £100 for medium groups (max 30) and £200 for large groups (max 36).