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More Than Just Muddy Wellies

Enter the Summer term and with it the annual residential Field Trip, an event that sticks in all our minds as if it were yesterday. Memories involve an amalgamation of muddy wellies, clipboards and compasses, strewn across dank, densely populated bunk rooms. The ‘oh-so-familiar’ stench of damp waterproof clothing. Most of us have been there haven’t we?

Book your group accommodation at the University of Exeter and you may be surprised at how things have changed. Yes, we have always been surrounded by the stunning landscape of Devon, that won’t change. But, with more than 1000 bedrooms, the majority of which are en-suite, a self-contained campus, classrooms and a state-of-the-art sports park, you can easily take your field trips to the next level.

But Why Would You Choose Devon?

The beauty of choosing group accommodation at the University of Exeter is that you are within spitting distance of a variety of Devon’s natural high spots, perfect for a field trip of any shape or form. Here’s just two examples

  1. Dartmoor –

368 square miles of diversity. Open rugged moorland, fierce flowing rivers, deep wooded valleys, granite tors – a true mix of geographical wonder. Not to mention the historical richness with Prehistoric features still present today in some of the outlying chocolate box towns and villages. If it’s outdoor pursuits that interest, Dartmoor is the place for you. Orienteering, pony trekking, climbing, abseiling, to name but a few.

  1. Jurassic Coastline – Jurassic-coast

Spanning 95 miles of coastline, with over 185 million years of Earth history, what better outdoor classroom for your students? Incorporating the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, this natural World Heritage Site really does offer students a ‘walk through the ages’. Whether the focus of is Geology, Ecology, Coastal processes or Tourism, there are endless opportunities for study.

Of course, don’t forget that Exeter itself dates back to Roman times and is steeped in history. So if history is your thing, then you need venture no further.

So as you clamber onto the rucksack laden minibus and prepare for rendition after rendition of ‘one man went to mow’, you can rest assured that on your arrival in Exeter, your group accommodation will be a far cry from those damp, smelly bunk dormitories. And what’s more, you’re slap bang in the middle of all that Devon has to offer – it’s a no brainer.

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