Sites and Activities

Our school field trips are designed to enable active, quality, relevant learning to take place. They are also `hands on' and fun, with creative learning ideas incorporated into the visit to provide a really stimulating and motivating experience for the students.

The field trips can be a half day, full day or more than one day if you are staying at our residential centre Warren Barn, depending on the school's / group's requirements. Please see our Warren page for more information.

The Trust manages sites with a variety of habitats including: woodland, seashore, farmland. grassland, streams etc. There are four main sites for group visits, however many other sites can be used throughout Torbay.

Situated on the outskirts of Torbay, just off the A381, Occombe Farm is home to the Trust's organic farming activities.


Only a mile from Torquay seafront, the Domesday Book village of Cockington has hardly changed through the centuries. Come and explore this special village, its historic manor house and the 460 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland.

Berry Head

Berry Head is dominated by two "Napoleonic war" forts and is also Torbay 's most important wildlife site and one of England 's 200 National Nature Reserves. Species found here include several rare and threatened plants, one of the UKs largest colonies of Guillemots and endangered Greater Horseshoe Bat.

The experienced Rangers can offer the following types of activities or tailor made visits:

  • Seabird Safari
  • Coastal Geography
  • History Study
Berry Head

Goodrington Sands

Torbay's Marine World is a hidden jewel with 16 marine sites of national importance, including Saltern Cove, designated an underwater Local Nature Reserve and the only local underwater Site of Special Scientific Interest. 

  • Seashore Safari
  • Coastal Geography
  • Seashore Detective
  • Rocks and Soils
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