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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

What's Special About Slapton Ley

Slapton Ley 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.

The Centre is located on the Start Bay coast and surrounded by Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve. The Ley is the largest natural freshwater lake in the South West. It is separated from the sea by Slapton Sands (a barrier beach and shingle ridge). The surrounding coastline, nearby coastal towns and Dartmoor National Park provide unrivalled opportunities for field courses.

Slaton Ley 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.