Field Studies

Field Study

Environmental Education

Field Centre

Environmental Studies Centre


Residential Fieldstudies Centre

Residentail Centre


Field Studies Centre

Field Studies Centre

  • Peter, Tutor
  • Callum, Tutor
  • Tom K, University Placement Student
  • Jenny. Tutor
  • Robert. Tutor
  • Debbie, Tutor
  • Jane, Head of Geography, Tutor
  • Helen. Tutor
  • Katy. Tutor
  • Christopher. Head of Biology. Tutor
  • Tom. Head of Education
  • Andrew Barraclough. Deputy Director (Management)
  • Dawn Paylor. Centre Accountant
  • Sue Taylor. Administrator
  • Jonathan. Tutor
  • Bernadette. Part-time Tutor
  • Keith Mitchelmore. Director (Management)

STAFF - Meet the Cranedale Team

Tom. Head of Education

BSc.(Hons) Evolutionary Biology (Nottingham), PG Diploma Outdoor Education (Edinburgh), First Aid at Work

I am a graduate in Evolutionary Biology (University of Nottingham) and postgraduate in Outdoor Education (Moray House, University of Edinburgh), and these have provided sound theoretical support to some of the outdoor education I have led. My participation on these academic courses has much deeper roots in a life-long passion for experiencing the natural world first-hand, and a thirst to know and love it. Research and travel in Portugal, France, Egypt, Orkney and Iceland have only made me hungry for more! I am committed to providing valuable outdoor learning for young people in the hope that it may enrich their lives and find meaning in its great diversity. In my short career to date, I have had the privilege of guiding learning in students with The Calvert Trust and Low Bank Ground in the Lake District, The Lochgoilhead Centre in Scotland, and The Eagle’s Nest, France, participating in their journey of discovery and, at the same time, learning more about my role and how to do it better. The role of tutor and ecology co-ordinator at the Cranedale Centre is the highlight of my working life so far. I love foraging for wild food; I venerate old and unusual trees, and hope to plant an orchard that one day permits both at the same time...




  • Antony Outhwaite
    B.Sc. Estate Management (Reading)
  • Margaret Outhwaite
    B.Sc. Botany & Zoology (Reading)
  • Jonathan Midgley
    B.Sc. English & Philosophy (Sheffield)
  • Environmental Education - Cranedale
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