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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

What's Special About Dale Fort

Dale Fort Field Centre is one of 18 residential centres in the UK managed by the Field Studies Council, an independent educational charity that promotes environmental understanding for all with 70 years of experience.

Dale Fort was built in 1856 in an attempt to deter the forces of Napoleon III from invading the west coast of Britain. It is a spectacular location near the entrance to Milford Haven.

Dale is the sunniest place in Wales and averages in excess of 1800 hours of sun shine a year. It is surprisingly accessible and once here you'll appreciate its fantastic setting for fieldwork.Dale's location uniquely provides it with on site access to a wide variety of superb seashores, minimising transport costs. There can be few better places to study marine biology and ecology anywhere.
Pembrokeshire also makes a great place to study geography, the scenery speaks for itself, but the small market towns and industries provide excellent opportunities for urban geographers to investigate topics like re-branding. Dale provides an ideal base for exploring the spectacular scenery of The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the centre is close to the famous bird-islands of Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm.

Dale Fort has been awarded the Primary and Secondary Geography Quality Mark by the Geographical Association. As well as the Quality Badge by The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom by demonstrating that they consistently deliver high quality teaching and learning experiences and manage risk effectively. This means you have to complete less paperwork when visiting our Centres. They hold an eco centres award which shows there commitment to embedding a truly sustainable approach in their centre and their wider community.