About Huntley Wood

If you require a beautiful, natural outdoor setting, with excellent but unobtrusive modern facilities, Huntley Wood is the perfect venue for your event. It is easy to reach by road and rail and yet completely secluded from the hustle and bustle of modern life, making it the best of all worlds.

  • Center of the country
  • Easy access from the M1 and M6 motorways
  • Exclusive use of Huntley Wood
  • Private venues for large and small groups
  • Accomodation and Catering facilities
  • Communal buildings, toilet & shower facilities
  • Everything finished to a very high standard

Originally a wooded hill, Huntley Wood was developed into a large scale sand and gravel quarry in the mid 1900's. Quarrying ceased in the early 2000's, at which point some quarried areas had been restored to woodland by the quarrying company, while others were left as bare sand and gravel. The quarry was largely abandoned for nearly a decade, becoming a haven for anti-social behaviour such as fly tipping, illegal motorsports and drug dealing.

We bought Huntley Wood in April 2010 and immediately began to clean up the area, putting a stop to the antisocial behaviour which had disturbed local residents, and applied for planning permission to convert the land into an outdoor event venue. Planning permission was granted in April 2011, and opened for business in Spring 2013. Since then, Huntley Wood has become a regular venue for school groups, youth groups and hobby groups running a range of outdoor activities and events.

Huntley Wood now consists of an unusual matrix of different habitats in a relatively small area, making it a haven for a wide variety of native wildlife. The interesting mixture of history, ecology and geology on the site make it ideal for school and university field trips.

Events & Activities

Huntley Wood is an extremely versatile venue that can host a range of varied events and activities. Some examples are:Educational: field trips, school days, University courses, Read More ...

Bell Tent Hire

If you are attending or organising an event or activity at Huntley Wood, why not hire a Canvas Bell Tent to make your stay easier and more comfortable. We have 5m round cotton canvas bell tents Read More ...

Food & Drink

We have a number of options available for catering an event at Huntley Wood. We have permanent kitchen and bar facilities in the Cabins in The Wyldwood, and in the Club House in The Greenvale. We Read More ...

Local Event Providers

The following companies and individuals can provide a range of activities and events at Huntley Wood. Adhoc Actors - A range of activites, from training days or murder mystery evenings to Read More ...

History of Huntley Wood

The land here at Huntley Wood was originally a wooded hill. The woodland was divided into two parts; Huntley Wood itself on the north and east slopes, which still exists today, and Draycott Common Read More ...

Huntley Wood Ecology

Due to its former history as a sand and gravel quarry which has since been subject to a variety of restoration measures, Huntley Wood is now a matrix of different habitats in a relatively small area, Read More ...