The Field Centre hosts a wide variety of courses on environmental topics, and for all levels of expertise. School and university groups are catered for, besides those involved in continuing and informal education.
Slapton Ley Field Centre is located on the eastern (seaward) side of the village, about five minutes walk from the sea. The Centre manages the surrounding Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve, the centrepiece of which is Slapton Ley itself. The Ley is the largest natural freshwater lake in the westcountry, and has an unusual and dramatic coastal location. The latter are usually staged during traditional holiday periods when school groups are absent. The courses are usually residential, and based at the Centre, although non-residential participation is possible.
Accommodation is simple single, twin or family rooms, with shared bathroom facilities and a communal dining room. This simple domestic lifestyle supports course activities predominantly occuring out of doors.
Course content varies widely, but they have the common theme of combining learning about the environment with others of like mind, and having fun too!
You can walk, paint or photograph, or undertake a huge variety of activities as part of our ‘Courses for All’ programme, with each course being directed by an expert in the field.
Alternatively, you can undertake purely academic pursuits in Biology and Geography field courses suitable for school and university students. All of this occurs in the splendid South Devon landscape, and takes advantage of our Nature Reserve location & management expertise, in addition to the wider coastline and Dartmoor.
If you would like to find out more, please contact us.