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 K, University Placement Student

Currently studying: BSc. Environmental Geography (University of York)

Never able to sit still, I have always found myself outside, whether on the water with a paddle or lost in a woodland somewhere. This path has always promised to lead me into Geography (though my sense of direction is still questionable) and a love of the great outdoors continues to be the driving force behind my current studies in Environmental Geography at the University of York. I am currently on placement at Cranedale, with the opportunity to work outdoors and assist the tutor team, as well as the chance to complete my dissertation research in such a beautiful and unique part of the country!

I have studied at a varied mix of sites, from the Lake District and the Isle of Arran in the UK, to the Corona Forest at Teide National Park in Tenerife. Over the last year I have worked for Burghley Estate Preservation Trust as both a forester and gardener and have carried out water vole monitoring surveys with St. Nicholas Fields conservation centre in York. For me, the ability to pass on this love and enthusiasm for the natural world through field education is a privilege.


I hold a BCU license and enjoy river kayaking. I attended the York annual canoe race for the first time in June 2016 and spend most weekends at home on the River Nene. I love archery and am a huge follower of rugby union.


  • 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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