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

Debbie, Tutor

BSc (Hons) Geography and Environmental Science (Dundee University); MSc. Volcanology and Geological Hazards (Lancaster University); PGCE Secondary Geography with QTS (University of Durham) First Aid at Work

Throughout my childhood I spent a lot of time outdoors, regularly going on camping and hiking holidays with my family which sparked my interest in the natural world.  I soon realised that geography and the environment is an ever-changing and dynamic subject and one that I wanted to study further.

I completed a BSc in Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Dundee and continued with a Master’s degree to develop my fascination in Volcanology and Geological Hazards at Lancaster University.

It was then I decided to fulfil my ambition of becoming a secondary school teacher, hoping to educate and inspire future generations about the natural world. I completed a PGCE in secondary Geography at Durham University followed by a year of classroom teaching in a secondary school. However, as an Assistant Scout Leader in my local Stockton, Thornaby and District Scouts group, I recognised the value that teaching and learning in the outoors has, with young people experiencing and engaging with nature first hand. It was from this that I decided outdoor education was the career for me.

In my spare time I enjoy hiking and running (completed my first ever half marathon in 2016 with more planned in the future!) as well as drawing and painting nearby landscapes.


  • 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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