Amersham's classroom

Set in South Buckinghamshire, within the Chiltern Hills AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), FSC Amersham is located within 30 hectares of mixed woodland, meadows and ponds which surround and conceal Amersham Substation. The centre has two classrooms plus a yurt for the summer months. Most activities, apart from river and settlement studies, take place within an easy walk of the field centre building. We are uniquely accessible, being eight miles from Junctions 16 and 18 of the M25 and six miles from Junctions 2 and 4 of the M40.

Food at our centres

For one day visits you are usually asked to bring a packed lunch unless it is specified otherwise.

Residential visits include freshly prepared seasonal meals, with a hot breakfast, packed lunch and choice of evening meal. Food is sourced locally wherever possible and we can cater for any dietary requirements. All of our residential centres have been awarded the Soil Association’s Food for Life Served Here Bronze Award which recognises organisations which go the extra mile to make sure children are receiving healthy, nutritious and sustainable meals.

Explore the centre and surrounding area

Health and Safety

  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Carbon Trust Standard
  • Investors in People
  • Secondary Geography Quality Mark (2018) (Geographical Association)
  • Primary Geography Quality Mark (2018) (Geographical Association)
  • Eco Centre
  • John Muir Award
  • Met Office active participant
  • Safety Shield Health and Safety Award (Moorepay) Gold

How to find us

 

By Car
Amersham Field Centre is located at Mop End on the A404 between Amersham and High Wycombe, close to Penn Street.

From Amersham:
Follow the A404 west towards High Wycombe.
After approximately 2 miles the road turns a large corner to the right. The turning for Mop End is on the right hand side soon after the junction for Penn Street.
Follow the road straight ahead, through the gates and along the drive to the Centre.

From High Wycombe:
Follow the A404 north east towards Amersham. The turning for Mop End is on the left hand side approximately ¼ mile past the turning for Beamond End.
Follow the road straight ahead, through the gates and along the drive to the Centre.
Please ensure you turn down Mop End Lane off the A404 not Cherry Lane as some sat navs will indicate

By Train
The nearest stations are:
Amersham (on the Metropolitan Line and National Rail Network)
Wycombe (National Rail Network)
Both stations are approximately a 10-15 minute drive away and there are taxi services which operate from both stations.

Directions for Coaches

*Please insure your coach company know that they need to turn down Mop End Lane off the A404 not Cherry Lane as some sat navs will indicate. Cherry Lane is a single track road where coaches will get stuck and/or cause damage to the residents’ properties*

See directions for Car above.

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