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ABOUT US

Hawkwood, an ethical centre providing courses, facilitating training, offering venue hire and home of the Centre for Future Thinking.

Our vision is about creating the world we want for now and our future. We are a place that convenes people and organisations from many disciplines in support of creative endeavour, a flourishing society and a sustainable environment. We aim to nurture and develop creativity that is personally fulfilling and resource people to respond positively to our current and future societal and environmental context.

Founded in 1948, Hawkwood is a registered charity and its educational activity supports the wellbeing of people and planet through diverse approaches offering a unique and compelling range of courses, talks and events across four key areas: Nature & Sustainability ~ Health & Well Being ~ Spirituality ~ Arts.

Hawkwood is a Grade II listed 19th Century country house surrounded by forty two acres overlooking the Severn Vale. Ten acres of sustainably managed woodland bounds the estate, acres of grassland are managed by Stroud Community Agriculture and the gardens comprise of a Victorian half-walled garden growing fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers for use within the house. An award winning pond and wetlands system process household output, while mature ornamental grounds with a magnificent sycamore stand beside the constantly flowing Hawkwood spring. Tucked away in the woods situated behind the house is the Woodland Sanctuary, a place for quiet and stillness, available for use by Hawkwood guests. All of this is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hawkwood is a wonderfully peaceful location in which you can relax, explore and learn.

Hawkwood is the choice venue for courses, meetings and corporate events, aiming to have an ethical and sustainable approach to its work. With seven function rooms and thirty bedrooms sleeping up to fifty people, Hawkwood is a versatile place for residential courses, conferences, away days, seminars and events. Wherever possible, food is organic, locally sourced and home cooked every day. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Hawkwood