FSC Slapton Ley is located within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to field sites in Dartmoor National Park and urban centres in Plymouth and Torbay. It is within easy reach of the M5 and mainline train station at Totnes.

“Superb! Very experienced and knowledgeable staff who understood the needs of the students and pitched in a manner that was engaging.”

Head of Biology

For further details about Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve, click here


  • Capacity: We have four accommodation buildings with a total of 135 beds across the four blocks that are made up of 27 dormitory rooms and 10 single or twin rooms. With the majority of these rooms being en-suite.
  • Car Parking: There are limited parking facilities available at the centre.
  • Catering: Self-catering is also considered upon specific request.
  • Children's Facilities: We are an Educational Centre and have games and activities on-site for children aged 8+; however, younger children are welcome.
  • Common Room: There are several sitting areas for students and adults in the different accommodation blocks.
  • Games Room: There is a pool table, football table, and table tennis table
  • Kitchen: Fully catered services for all dietary needs available, as well as packed lunch making services.
  • Linen: All bedding is provided
  • Outdoor Clothing: You can hire, wellingtons, small rucksacks, waterproof trousers and coats
  • Outdoor Facilities: Extensive range of on-site and off-site activities.
  • Shop: Our shop sells drinks, snacks and souvenirs of your stay as well as a selection of FSC publications.
  • WIFI: Free guest WIFI is available through-out the centre.

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 visitors are receiving healthy, nutritious and sustainable meals.

FSC Accommodation

We want your stay to be as comfortable as possible. Our residential centres offer a range of room sizes and layouts from single and twin up to larger dormitories. Note: not all centres have single/twin rooms. All rooms are subject to availability. Some rooms are en suite and others have shower and toilet facilities close by. Please contact us if you want to discuss your room requirements.

Each centre also has places to relax during any free time such as a lounge, games room and outdoor space.

Explore the centre and surrounding area

Health and Safety

  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Carbon Trust Standard
  • Food Hygiene rating: 5*
  • Investors in People
  • Secondary Geography Quality Mark (Geographical Association)
  • Primary Geography Quality Mark (Geographical Association)
  • Eco Centre
  • Green Tourism Award Gold
  • Safety Shield Health and Safety Award (Moorepay) Gold
  • Visit England 4*

How to find us

We are located near excellent transport routes. 13 miles (20km) from Totnes station 20 miles (30km) from A38 As part of our environmental commitment we encourage all visitors to travel by coach, train or public transport. FSC has developed links with First Travel Solutions to help reduce the cost of transport to our Centres. If you would like to receive a quote from First (Education & School Travel), click here or ask our administration team for more information.

How To Reach Us By Train Totnes Station is on the South West Main Line. Under 3 hours direct to London Paddington. Under 3 hours direct to Birmingham New Street. You could then use a taxi service, which takes around 30-40 minutes, to reach the Slapton Ley Field Centre.

How To Reach Us By Bus, Bike Or On Foot The 3 Bus Service from Plymouth to Slapton via Kingsbridge and from Dartmouth to Slapton is operated by Stagecoach. The bus stops on Slapton Line and at the village bus stop outside the Centre. For the more energetic, the Nature Reserve is on the route of a national trail, the South West Coastal Path and near Route 28 of the Sustrans National Cycle Network.


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