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Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking

A Place to Grow. A Place to Create. A Place for Conversation


Hawkwood is an ethical centre providing courses in well being, arts, future thinking and inner life. Cosy accommodation, beautiful grounds, delicious food – as much of it organic as possible – and a warm welcome are guaranteed. Come and be looked after! “Hawkwood is a wonderful environment and encouraging atmosphere conducive to exploring and learning,” said Mary B., a recent participant. Our retreat guides and course facilitators are all professional in their approach, many of them leaders in their field.

*Covid-19 Notice – We are open and have implemented a Safety Protocol in order to welcome you to a secure venue following recommended government guidelines. Head to our website to find out more


There is one en-suite twin bedroom on the ground floor. The meeting rooms in the house and stable block are all wheelchair accessible on the ground floor.

Eco Practices

Our 42-acre estate is organic, biodynamic and wildlife-friendly. Features include Stroud Community Agriculture (20 acres), an award-winning ecological water treatment system, a natural spring, woodland (10 acres), a Victorian walled garden and lovely big trees.
Our electricity is supplied by Good Energy using 100% renewable energy from British sunshine, wind and rain. Our food is local, organic and fair-trade as far as possible. We also have received funding from Somerfield Trust to build a new greenhouse to increase food and flower production.

Opening Times and Prices

Reception is open 9am-5pm Monday – Saturday. Access to woodland, gardens and natural spring is permitted without attending a course or event. Visitors are encouraged but not required to report to reception. The woodland sanctuary is accessible via door code, which is obtained upon registration with reception. Our course programme and venue hire are available throughout the year.

Directions and Travel

Stroud is 2 hours from London Paddington by train. Hawkwood is 1.5 miles from Stroud centre – 30 minutes walk or 5-10 minutes by taxi (£7 one way). The nearest international airports are Bristol and Birmingham. By road, Hawkwood is 15 minutes from M5 and 40 minutes from M4. Please see our website for directions.

Retreat Features and Activities

Arts & Creativity RetreatsHealing RetreatsMeditation RetreatsMindfulness RetreatsPersonal Development RetreatsSelf Discovery RetreatsTreatments & TherapiesVenues for HireRetreat WorkshopsSpiritual Retreats

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