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About the centre

Dol y moch centre

Situated in the Snowdonia National Park between the mountain and the sea, Plas Dol-y-Moch is a large 17th century country house set in gardens and woodlands in the Vale of Ffestiniog, and it has been Coventry's outdoor education centre since 1966.

It is an ideal base for adventure activities and field work with all activities close at hand and easily reached in the Centre's fleet of four minibuses. All tutorial staff are highly qualified teachers of outdoor education and work closely with Coventry schools to design and deliver courses.

Plas Dol-y-Moch can cater for up to 50 pupils per course.


A fully equipped environmental studies laboratory is housed within the centre and most courses include some fieldwork. The centre offers specially designed field courses for students studying A2/AS level biology and geography.

Accommodation is provided for 50 course members, plus additional rooms for accompanying staff and group leaders. Students sleep in small dormitories with adjacent toilet and showering facilities. The bedrooms in the house are named after mountains and mountain chains in North Wales. The stable block bedrooms are named after local rivers. All meals are provided by the centre.

Outdoor activities offered by Plas Dol-y-Moch include:

  • Rock climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Gorge walking
  • Underground exploration
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain walking
  • Orienteering
  • Field Studies
  • Specialist courses
  • NGB qualification courses