A 1000 year-old residential centre: an outstanding facility for churches, businesses, youth groups, and outdoor pursuits....


ImageThe Asheldham Centre


[& Courses run by HUNTER Outdoor Training]

The charge for using Asheldham overnight*** is £15 per person, for a minimum of 15 people excluding leaders. One leader goes free for each ten youth / group members. You can bring any number of people to the Centre up to the maximum number stated, but you must pay for a minimum of 15. eg if there are two leaders and 12 youth, the costs will be for 15 youth and one leader. Any change to this ruling is at the discretion of the Senior Manager.

***'Overnight' is defined as a group which arrives after 5pm at the Centre and sleeps overnight leaving before 10.30 am the following morning.

Provisional Bookings & Deposits

Due to the demand for the Centre, we can only hold your provisional booking for 14 days; a provisional booking is considered to be one in which you have made by phone or placed in writing via letter or email that you wish to hire the Centre; we then require a Deposit  of 50% of the total cost. If you are unsure of the total numbers, then a deposit of the minimum booking fee will be considered.

At the end of the 14 - day period, if no Deposit has been received your provisional booking will be cancelled. We do not chase late deposits.The balance is due not less than 7 days before the visit starts. CHEQUES PAYABLE TO 'THE ASHELDHAM CENTRE'

A booking is confirmed by our office by written letter or by email and is on the understanding that should we be prevented from honouring it due to circumstances beyond our control, we cannot guarantee to provide an alternative booking at short notice, but all payments sahll be returned in full and neither party shall have any claim against the other.

Cancellations by groups will be charged with loss of deposit and a progressive loss of total cost. If a group cancels less than a fortnight before the stay 100% of total cost is lost.

In exceptional circumstances we reserve the right to cancel a booking at any stage without being liable for loss and without obligation to give a reason.

Bookings made via the Manager: 07940 701468 / asheldham@hotmail.co.uk

Costs matrix:

Day Use:  [Arrival from 9 am departure before 5 pm]

£150 per group up to 35   

£200  >35 in number

Day & Evening Use: 

£200 per group up to 35

£250 >35 in number

Evening Use: [earliest arrival 5pm departure 11pm ]

£100 per group up to 20.

£150 per group >20

Business & Company Charges: Price on application

Fieldwork: KS2 KS3 KS4 Geography KS2 & 3 History

Price on application to: The Senior Manager


07940 701468

Hunter Outdoor Training runs a wide variety of courses out of Asheldham. See 'Links' for the Team website. As an example only Hunter can offer the following (please use the costing as a guide only):

Survival Training: very, very popular: Duration: one day (9-5) group of 15: £250. Larger groups may be charged more.

Guided remote area walking across The Dengie: Duration 4-5 hrs £200 per group.

Safety / Search & Rescue: various durations eg afternoon into evening 6 hrs £175 for groups up to ten. £250 per group for numbers between 10-25.

Winter camping & backpacking two- or three day-routes over 20 or 30 miles January & February £100 per person min group size four; maximum group size six.

Night Navigation 'Exercise' - very, very popular: about 5 hours; cost depends upon Instructors ratio to number of clients but usually works out around £175 - £200 for groups up to 15.