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.
Learning in, about and for the environment is
The Field Centre hosts
a wide variety of courses
on environmental topics, and for all levels of expertise.
university groups are catered for, besides those involved in
continuing and informal education. 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.
Main building at Middlegrounds
Aerial view - Slapton Sands & Ley
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.
content varies widely, but they have the common theme of combining
learning about the environment with others of like mind, and having fun
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
you would like to find out more, please contact us at:
Slapton Field Centre