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.

For available course dates click here.

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 centre is the cleanest I have ever stayed in! 

    Rachel Frisby,
    Hill House

  • This was my sixth visit to Cranedale and the first one for St Hilda's School. The staff have been so impressed by all the wonderful attention to detail and care that we have continuously been shown. It is reassuring to know that some great things in life dont change from ever delivering anything but excellence. Cranedale is one of them. See you next year.

    Dan Sayers.
    St Hilda's School

  • “Appreciated the way that you fitted our small group in with other schools and the flexibility shown with regard to our option choices. The only thing missing from this ‘home from home’ is a morning newspaper and the Times crossword!”

    Fiona Hall.
    Polam Hall School

  • Cranedale is exceedingly good in everything it does. We have experience of several other field centres and can assure you that you are in a league of your own.

    Phil Kenny and Kevin Barber.
    Heckmondwike Grammar School

  • Staff had excellent knowledge and good rapport with the students.

    Gemma Pollard.
    Bourne Grammar 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

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