Slapton Ley FSC, Slapton, Kingsbridge, Devon. TQ7 2QP

Call them on 01548 580466 (Mon-Fri, 9am–5pm)


FSC Slapton Ley is a Field Studies Council centre set in the South Devon ANOB and close to Dartmoor National Park. The spacious, well-appointed centre has been awarded 4* by Visit England. The accommodation is in 4 blocks sleeping 75, 33, 17 and 17. Large groups can book by the block or the whole site otherwise there are single, twin and family rooms and small dormitories, mostly en suite. Outside there are beautiful landscaped grounds with seating areas, shelters and a wildlife area. All types of bookings are welcome including singles, couples, groups of adults, families and extended family groups. Due to Covid-19, rooms are currently offered on a B&B basis at very reasonable rates. The centre is situated next to a 210 hectare national nature reserve that includes the 4km long Slapton Sands beach and the largest freshwater lake in the South West. Slapton village with it's community shop and 2 pubs are just a short walk away. For walkers and cyclists both the South West Coast Path and NCN 28 run close by. The centre has received the ‘Good to Go’ mark in recognition of following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Devon, Cornwall and the West Country and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    142: 27 x dorms, 10 x single/twin. Mainly en suite
  • Open:

    All year. Including Xmas and New Year
  • Price per night:

    B&B from £18pp. Discounts for groups.
  • Booking:

    A reservation deposit is required for all reservations, with full balance payable four weeks prior to arrival.
  • Directions:

    20 miles from the A38. As part of the FSC's environmental commitment all visitors are encouraged to travel by coach or train In line with this the FSC has developed links with First Travel Solutions to help reduce the cost of transport to the Centre.
  • Public Transport:

    The nearest train station is Totes (13 miles). On the South West Main Line it is less than 3 hours direct from Birmingham New Street and London Paddington. Pick ups can be arranged. The no 3 Stagecoach bus from Plymouth or Dartmouth to Slapton stops outside the centre. For the more energetic the centre is on the South West Coastal Path and NCN route 28.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals, is a Green Business Award Winner and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Visit Britain COVID-19 Risk Assessment Good to Go scheme, the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the Field Studies Council page, the map of accommodation for school groups, the Wedding Venue page, the SW Coast Path and the page of hostels with en suite rooms.

It has availability at New Year and Christmas.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
iDrying room
8Green Tourism Award: Gold
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
4VisitEngland Quality Assured


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