Facilities

Main building

Newton Field Centre is based in the converted limestone church of St Faith. There is a well-equipped laboratory in what was the chancel of the church, which will seat up to 30 students. The centre is well equipped for fieldwork and laboratory follow-up (nets, quadrats, environmental meters, data loggers, binocular and monocular microscopes, visualiser, internet access etc).

The majority of the nave of the old church is now a general-purpose area used for dining and additional workspace, with a small library.

For small groups, sleeping accommodation is available on the upper floor in two dormitories, each with 8 beds. The shower-rooms and toilets are in the tower of the church. There is a toilet suitable for wheelchair users on the ground floor. We have a small kitchen equipped with an electric cooker, refrigerator, microwave, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.

Surrounding countryside

There is an excellent range of habitats and sites within walking distance of the centre. These include semi natural grassland, woodland, freshwater habitats, farmland, a Local Wildlife Site, a Scheduled Ancient Monument and the villages of Newton and Geddington. The stretch of the River Ise adjacent to the field centre is one of the best examples in Northamptonshire of a lowland river on clay and is a designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.