Field Studies

Field Study

Environmental Education

Field Centre

Environmental Studies Centre


Residential Fieldstudies Centre

Residentail Centre


Field Studies Centre

Field Studies Centre



The Cranedale Centre is a residential fieldstudies centre providing high quality, academic, fieldcourses for British and overseas students.

Environmental Education - Cranedale

The Centre, established in 1983, has hosted fieldcourses for thousands of students since its inception and offers a comprehensive selection of courses in geography, biology/science, geology, environmental studies and outdoor education for students of all ages. Academic fieldwork courses, following exam board and NC specifications, are individually tailored for A level / GCSE and KS 3 students and an exciting selection of environmental studies topics are also available for tailoring courses to KS2 requirements.

For more course information, please visit the Courses page.

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Environmental Education - Cranedale

Cranedale Centre is an established leader in UK fieldwork offering its customers very high quality fieldcourses and facilities. Flexibility, superb organisation and attention to customer requirements are qualities which set the Cranedale Centre apart from others ‘in the field’ offering only fixed duration courses with standardised study programmes.

As part of our policy of continually monitoring and reviewing our performance we ask our customers to evaluate their courses. This is how visiting teachers rated the Centre over the past three years.

Tuition95.6% said very good or excellent
Course Planning97.9% said very good or excellent
Quality of meals95.0% said very good or excellent
Fieldwork Safety99.4% said very good or excellent
Students’ Level of Progress95.8% said very good or excellent
Value for Money92.0% said very good or excellent

  • The course does what we want - to a very good standard with excellent attention to detail. You provide a very high quality experiance for students and staff. Students loved being here. Staff had all the support materials required for a successful weekend. Your consistency in these things from year to year is appreciated.

    Andy Day.
    Withernsea High School

  • Another superb visit. Each year the staff have worked hard to improve an already excellent course and facility.

    Stuart Robertson.
    Kingston Grammar School

  • It is always a delight to come here. Thankyou to all of your hardworking, enthusiastic and thoughtful staff.

    Peter Hickling,
    Fulford School

  • Really excellent course covering all the sections of the specification requested. Students were encouraged to use and understand the "buzz words" needed for the specification.

    Excellent delivery with enthusiastic tutors who made a real effort to learn the student names and answer any of their questions.

    Bridget Bullivant.
    The Mount School York

  • “A most rewarding fieldcourse. Cranedale offers excellent value for money. The professionalism and commitment of all staff is part of the philosophy of the Centre. We are looking forward to our next visit. Many thanks”

    Martyn Dalton.
    Hillsborough College (Sheffield)

  • The best residential trip I have been on in over 20 years of teaching! A very clean, warm and welcoming centre with beautiful gardens and delicious home cooked food! All the tutors were exemplary; they were interested and engaged with the children and made a real effort to find ways to help students with specific learning needs. 

    Becky Harrold,

  • Environmental Education - Cranedale
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