At the Box Moor Trust, we have a diverse range of habitats, including woodland, meadows, ponds, rivers, agricultural and urban areas.

All of the Box Moor Trust land can potentially be used for visits but the majority of courses take place in the vicinity of our Old Barn Education Centre using Hay Wood and the surrounding meadows and ponds.  We use our land bordering the River Bulbourne and/or the River Gade for river studies, whilst our local heritage and urban geography courses centre on the moors in the valley bottom.

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The Old Barn Education Centre

The Old Barn Education Centre incorporates an indoor classroom, an outdoor shelter and a toilet block with hand washing facilities.  Education facilities in the surrounding woodland, meadow, pond and wetland habitats include two pond dipping platforms, a wooden boardwalk giving easy access through the woodland, mini-beast hunting areas and a bird watching and bird feeding station.

These facilities are accessible to disabled visitors.  In summer months, mown paths through the meadows are usually passable by wheelchairs.  It is our aim that our facilities and services are as accessible as possible in terms of equality, diversity and inclusion and that all our visitors can share the same experience as far as possible.

At lunchtime, schools may eat in the classroom or outside in the Old Barn shelter.  Belongings can be left securely in the Old Barn during activities.

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Pond dipping platform and boardwalk

We provide all the equipment you will need for your visit, including clipboards, pencils and worksheets.  This equipment is fit for purpose, safe and well maintained.


"I loved catching stuff in the pond and catching bugs in the woods.  I loved eating lunch." - Jacob, aged 7