Field Studies Council
at Slapton Ley Field Centre

Slapton, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2QP. Tel: 01548 580466

understanding for all

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 for you!

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. 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

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 at:

tel        01548 580466

fax       01548 580123

 Courses for all

Contact Slapton Field Centre