Where are the courses held?

Aberystwyth area - Courses in Aberystwyth are usually spread over several weeks and are often based on the University campus.


Dale Fort Fields Studies Centre, Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire SA62 3RD


Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Betws Bledrws, Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 8PB  Tel No 01570 493 358

Denmark Farm offers reasonably priced, high standard accommodation.

Denmark Farm Course Participants Accommodation Charges 2018

Bookings for accommodation should be made in advance directly with Denmark Farm www.denmarkfarm.org.uk 


Llysdinam Field Centre Newbridge-on-Wye, Powys LD1 6NB


Stackpole Outdoor Learning, National Trust Stackpole Estate, The  Old Home Farm Yard, Stackpole, Pembrokeshire SA71 5DQ
stackpole.receptionc@nationaltrust.org.uk   01646 661425

We are pleased to offer a small number of courses from this venue.  Designated a national nature reserve, a grade 1 heritage designed landscape and a site of special scientific interest; it is an ideal location for our wildlife digital photography course.  

Stackpole Outdoor Learning is located at the heart of the Estate, immediately adjacent to the Bosherston lily ponds.  There is a variety of self catering accommodation units - from group houses to individual cottages.  WiFi is available on site.   Accommodation booking should be made directly with Stakpole NT.


The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) near Machynlleth Powys SY20 9AZ www.cat.org.uk  (short courses) or e mail courses@cat.org.uk .  

A good variety of intensive three-day courses are run at CAT.  It is excellent for dip-in courses but it is possible to complete the majority of the Certificate in Field Ecology by studying at this venue. A rolling two year programme is offered.  The Centre offers exceptional areas for hand-on study and field-work, excellent teaching facilities and affordable full-board accommodation.  Accommodation booking should be made directly with CAT. If you choose to camp you can ask for meals to be plated up at a low cost.


Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran near Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, SA43 2TB.

www.welshwildlife.org   01239 621600

The Centre is used regularly to offer a selection of courses. The venue is based on the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve which has an interesting variety of habitats ranging from the reedbed to the woodland and encompasses the River Teifi.  It has an excellent café on site.

A range of accommodation is available at nearby Cilgerran Village: http://www.stayinwales.co.uk/wales.cfm?village=Cilgerran

Please note that additional courses are occasionally arranged if there is a high demand, so keep looking on the venue’s web-sites and contact the Science Coordinator for up to date information.  Bespoke courses for organisations and groups can also be arranged.

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