The advantage of being surrounded by ancient bluebell woods is that the walks start from your doorstep. With 11 acres of private woodlands to explore and some truly spectacular walks through the valley to the 30ft waterfalls of Goitstock – you’ll be sure to take back some wonderful memories and some very muddy boots!
Whether you decide to walk or cycle across the newly re-opened Hewenden Viaduct you’ll find breathtaking views of the mill, valley and beyond.
With half a mile of private beck, punctuated by trout filled pools, all set in the most tranquil and beautiful woodlands – fishing might seem like the most idyllic way to while away an hour or two.
A cross between a recreation room and a library – this multi-functional room offers guests the opportunity to spend a little time outside their accommodation without being outside. Enjoy a game of Pool or sneak off to watch the Sport (or a Soap) on one of the squashy sofas. Books, maps and toys are all available to borrow for the duration of the stay.
St Ives Estate and Playground
Nearly in the valley, St Ives Estate is only a stone’s throw (2 miles) from Hewenden and is fantastic fun for all the family. The tree lined recreation area is amazing and will entertain children of all ages. A stroll through the woodlands is made all the more magical for the enchanted tree sculptures and the cafe is great for light lunches or afternoon tea. Horse riding and golf are also available at St Ives.
Fun for the kids (and the kids within!)
Hewenden is a wonderful place to create family memories that will last a life time. Duck racing has proved enduringly popular with both the young and the young at heart – the excitement of trying to catch multi coloured plastic ducks in small fishing nets as they come bobbing downstream is irresistible! Join in our Family Fun trail – find the hidden animals, answer the questions, solve the riddles, explore the woodlands and get a yummy treat as a reward.