Explore the horrid history that has shaped Slapton and delve into the lives of the people who lived through these ghastly times. Slapton, though be it a sleepy little place in the South Hams, has no end of stories. The roads walked by mammoths, built in shelter from pirates and plagued by the black death. A village who’s tower still stands despite Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries and who’s sands have seen more bloodshed than Utah beach on D-Day. Visiting historic sites around the village, hear of the tragedies that our ancestors would have experienced, see the sites of momentous moments and question: what does Slapton’s future hold?

Suitable for aged 8+, dogs welcome

Tutor: Field Studies Council Staff

Courses are led by experienced Field Studies Council staff.

Before You Attend

What to bring

  • We will be outside so please dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Expect to be walking through easy terrain, sometimes on roads and pavements.