FAQ / Info

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Kit List For Field Work:


  • Waterproof clothing: a waterproof jacket is essential at all times of the year. Waterproof overtrousers are also recommended, particularly for those doing watersports or those studying coasts/ponds/rivers.
  • At least 2 layers of warm clothing (sweatshirt, fleece or jumper)
  • Trousers for walking (tracksuit bottoms or walking trousers, not denims)
  • Wellington boots essential for visits to seashore, estuary, marshland and streams: ie for all Biology courses and for some Junior and Geography courses – do check programme
  • Outdoor walking shoes/boots/trainers that are robust and can get dirty!
  • Indoor shoes/slippers with a hard sole for putting on in main building after/before day’s fieldwork
  • 2 pairs thick socks (trainer socks are not adequate)


  • Refillable plastic water bottle (this is essential for all students)
  • Stationary: Pens, pencils, coloured pencils, ruler, rubber
  • Day sac or small rucksack
  • Box or bag for packed lunch
  • Large plastic bag to cover clipboard in wet weather
  • Notebook


  • Each individual should also bring their own personal wash kit including a towel, as towels are not provided
  • Hat, gloves and scarf*
  • Thermos flask*
  • Sun hat and sunglasses*
  • Sunscreen (Factor 25 or above)*

Kit List For Multi-Activities:

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Several warm layers (fleece, jumper etc.  – at least 3)
  • Clothes suitable for the outdoors (Not denim)
  • Underwear
  • Long-sleeved top
  • Torch
  • Wash Kit
  • Towel
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle (Refillable)
  • Shoes that can get wet and muddy – these must be able to fasten (Not sandals)
  • Outdoor walking shoes/boots
  • Wellies
  • Indoor shoes/slippers
  • Pyjamas
  • Swimwear

Depending on the weather:

  • Hat, gloves, scarf
  • Thermals
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Suncream

There are a small number of waterproofs and wellies which are available to borrow from the Centre.

Please give us a call on:01983 522195 or email: info@medinavalleycentre.org.uk if you would like any more information or have any further questions!