Coopers Mill Cottage
The cottage was shut in 2014 by Birmingham Council after it took the decision to close all of its outdoor education centres throughout the Midlands and Wales.
Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre, will use the cottage for day visits and walks in the woods, outdoor adventure, overnight stays, river studies and it is available for family groups and organisations to book to provide relaxed accommodation and camping, tucked right in the heart of the Wyre forest, away from it all.
We are so excited to have been awarded the custodianship of the cottage from Natural England and the Worgan Trust and we are looking forward to having young people enjoy the amazing surroundings, peace and remoteness of the cottage.
The cottage stands on the site of a historic mill and tavern which was part of the local history of Dowles brook and the Wyre forest. It is owned along with the surrounding woodland by the Worgan Trust, set up by the Cadbury family in the 1960s as a means of teaching inner city children about farming, food and the countryside.
Loyal fans users of the cottage are being welcomed back such as the 1st Kidderminster Boys Brigade and Northfield Primary School who have booked their stays in the cottage as soon as they were able.
See https://www.facebook.com/events/1640306232855058/ for more event details
Parking will be very limited by the building so please enjoy the walk in through the Wyre from Drymill lane or further or hopefully get on your bike to get here as part of Bewdley Bike week http://www.bewdleybikeweek.info. I can promise the tea and cake will be worth it.
See you there….
Stu Meese, Head of Centre