FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are the fees all-inclusive?
All prices are fully inclusive of tuition, accommodation, food and use of Centre facilities. Transport is provided free of charge on all tutored courses. For bookings of 8 students or less (or existing bookings that drop their numbers to 8 students or less) it will be highly likely that your group will be asked to join another school for fieldwork purposes.
Are towels supplied?
No. Both students and visiting staff will need to provide their own towels.
Can we self-tutor at the Cranedale Centre?
This is possible to do and prices are based on a 25% discount off the normal tutored course fee. Please note that self-tutored groups need to provide their own field equipment, waterproof clothing/footwear and transport to field sites.
Do students need to bring their own bedding?
No. All rooms are supplied with full bedding.
Do students need to bring their own wellington boots and waterproofs?
Yes. We recommend all students come with their own waterproofs and wellingtons. However, we do have a limited stock of waterproofs that can be loaned out.
Do you cater for dietary requirements?
We cater for all dietary needs but will need to know these in advance. To do this, we ask that you complete the dietary forms that are available within our Booking Form and send these to us as at least 3 weeks prior to your arrival to the Centre.
How far is the furthest field site?
Our furthest field site is perhaps Mappleton on the Holderness Coast, which is a 1 hour drive from the centre. The majority of field sites take between 30 and 45 minutes to reach. If you have concerns over this then do not hesitate to contact us to discuss further.
How many schools are normally in residence?
Often there are 2-3 schools in residence at the same time dependent on sizes.
Is there access for visitors with disabilities?
We always endeavour to be as inclusive as possible. We recommend that if you have any concerns to please get in touch with us and arrange to make a visit to the Centre to assess whether we are able to meet your needs.
Is there First Aid on site?
All Cranedale Tutors are First Aid trained. We also have a community public access defibrillator on-site.
What if we have decided to arrive by train?
Malton is our nearest train station. We do include free collection and delivery to the railway station at Malton if required.
What is the outline of a typical fieldwork day?
9:15am: Meet tutor and depart to field site (students to be ready by 9am)
9:15am - 5:15pm: Tutored fieldwork day
5:15pm – 6:05pm: Student’s leisure time
6:05pm: Evening Meal
7:20pm – 8:30 pm Tutored session
8:30pm – 11pm: Student leisure time
11pm: Students asked to be in their rooms
11:15pm: Centre closedown
An Evening Warden will be on duty from 8:45pm until 11:15pm. An overnight on-call systems is in place from 11pm until 8:15am the next day.
What qualifications does the tutor team hold?
All tutors hold a university degree at in Biology, Geography or Natural Sciences. For further and more specific detail please visit the staff page.
What size groups do you cater for?
The maximum capacity is 70-80 students dependent upon the gender split. Group sizes of 20-30 are the norm but bookings of 50-60 can find room on our calendar from time to time. Unfortunately we cannot individually tutor groups smaller than 8 and we do ask that they join other groups to make more viable numbers.
Will we have one tutor throughout the trip or a number of different tutors?
Often a range of tutors will be involved in the teaching of a fieldcourse. This will depend on the duration of your stay and the number of students on a fieldtrip.