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The Field Studies Council is an environmental education charity committed to helping people understand and be inspired by the natural world.

Thousands of students every year experience the FSC through fieldwork and cross-curricular courses at our network of 17 centres across the UK.

Located by the River Severn to the west of Shrewsbury, Preston Montford is set in 12 hectares of grassland and woodland. The centre lies within easy reach of the north Shropshire meres and mosses, and the Welsh and Shropshire Hills. With some of the most varied geology in Britain and a wide range of plants and animals it makes a perfect location for groups studying geography, ecology and environmental science.

Habitats range from woodlands, heather moorlands and grasslands to nutrient-rich meres, upland and ponds and canals. For the geographer, glacial, periglacial and fluvial landforms complement the unique solid geology of the area. Historic settlements such as Shrewsbury and Ludlow, and the new town of Telford are ideal for urban and settlement pattern studies. For historians, Ironbridge, ‘Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution’, is a short distance away.