Lambourne End

LAND Region: 
EnglandEast of England
LAND Project Type: 
LAND Centre

54 acres of opportunity. Offering food, farming, environmental and adventure activities. Helping young people develop skills and an understanding of the world around them.

The centre is located on the London Essex border inside the M 25 and a 10 minute drive from a tube station. Land care and people care are at the hart of the centres work offering a wide range of activities. Most activities are delivered in 1 ½ hour sessions , at present we offer over thirty different  sessions including “plants with a purpose”  “sow and grow” “meet meat and eat” “camp craft” “sensory trail” “orienteering” “ archery “ “team building” “ropes course” and lots more. In the last year we have worked with 10,401 people made up from 286 groups. While a lot of our groups are “youth groups” we work with a very wide range of visitors including refugee ,special needs, faith groups, youth offending team, schools, NEET s , Princes Trust,  YMCAs, corporate teams,  Our facilities are also used by other groups for running workshops/meetings FCFCG. Community compost network. Local PCT. Woodland trust. Have all used the Centre. 

Member Project known date: 
Friday, 13 January, 2012
Number of people text: 
Number of visitors/volunteers can accommodate: 200. Group visit scheme: yes.
Contact Name: 
Tony Sharps
Telephone number: 
0208 5003047
Relative location, multiple functions. Reuses recycle. Zoning All play there part in the design There are a number of permaculture influenced elements to the site including lots of mulch, edible landscaping, chicken tractor, mini forest garden/orchard. Rotating pig tractor paddocks. Raised beds, and the classic spiral herb garden. There is also the Permaculture attitude a recent example being turfing the goat shelter. We were donated a 1000 meters of turf that had been used for an event they turfed a car park! In London A group of corporate volunteers (who pay to come out) laid the turf on our goat shelter which is made from old sleepers and tyres. The shelter is built in to the side of our wheelchair absail course. There are other examples on site of permaculture thinking. In the early eighties I spent a bit of time with Bill Mollison and Sago Jackson at Windmill Hill city farm where they where running some workshops and short courses. There influence is still with me and informs the work I do and the way I manage the site.
Lambourne End Outdoor Centre Manor Road
Lambourne End, Essex RM4 1NB
United Kingdom
Essex GB