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Skern Lodge

Skern Lodge is one of the leading providers of outdoor learning and development for schools in the UK. Offering a wide range of adventurous outdoor activities and geography fieldwork opportunities from its Centre on the North Devon coast.

Schools at Skern Lodge 2021

Based on the edge of the Taw and Torridge Estuary, Skern Lodge is ideally located in a beautiful part of the country. We take full advantage of the wonderful locations to undertake a range of activities and field work. With both Exmoor and Dartmoor not far away, Westward Ho! beach within walking distance and being one of the few centres that is based in an UNESCO biosphere.  Pupils really get a sense of the great outdoors.

Programmes are designed with the perfect balance of on-site and off-site activities that provide challenging and exciting opportunities to undertake a wide range of adventurous experiences.

Learning and development is behind everything we do, both for our clients and staff. Pupils are enriched in a fun, supported environment that allows each individual to shine.

Our clients return to Skern year after year, telling us it’s because of the great customer care provided by the whole staff team throughout their stay that makes their residential experience a real enriching opportunity for their pupils.

It’s safe, well organised and fun!

Activities available: Kayaking, Surfing, Assault Course, High Ropes, Tunnels, Rafting, Raft building, Archery, Climbing, Abseiling, Power Boating, Crate Stacking, Zip Wire, Problem Solving, Swimming, Orienteering, Surf Skiing, Surf kayaking, Hartland Day, Expedition Bivi, Coastal and Moorland Walks, Body Boarding, Bridge or Quay Jump, Off Road Cycling, Crabbing.

GCSE, A Level Field Work: Hydrology, Coastal Zone Processes and Geomorphology, Sand Dunes, Salt Marsh Ecosystems, Rocky Shore, Rural and Urban Settlements, Re-branding and rural diversification, Crowded Coasts.

Key stage 2: Seashore Trails, Viking trail, A Victorian development – Westward Ho!, Dark Skies, Forest Schools.

This is a centre with real adventure offering surfing, body boarding and surf skiing, power boating, kayaking and rafting on the River Torridge, climbing and abseiling within the beautiful North Devon countryside.

Staff are highly skilled and experienced and ensure that every individual gains the most from their experience.



Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Facilities for Hearing Impaired, Facilities for Visually Impaired, Guide Dogs Welcome, On Site Parking


Cater for Educational Groups, Coach Parties Welcome, Conference Facilities, Groups Welcome, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,


Cafe, Picnic Site, Shop, Toilets,






Covid Review

01237 475992

Opening Hours

08.30 – 17.00


Varied on primary and secondary and time of year, available on request


Appledore, Bideford, Devon, EX39 1NG

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