The Greenlanes Centre
We will be running a number of building courses at the Greenlanes Centre as we build our facilities - in fact some of these will be to build our learning spaces! Please check out the courses available
The Greenlanes Centre is currently running a number of family days throughout the year led by Valerie and her son George. "Messing about in the River" and "Building a Bug Hotel" are fun and educational days where Valerie works her magic to enthral the children as she has for the last 30 years.
In 1984 my parents - Valerie and David Belsey - purchased a 7 acre piece of land near Cornworthy, Allaleigh Bottom. Only accessable via a green lane and situated in a valley, this meadow, orchard and hillside woodland was quickly turned into an education centre where young and old could learn about the local heritage, wildlife and ecology. Now I have settled back in the area I want to re-establish the centre.
I want to combine this special place from my childhood with my own passion for the natural world by continuing to run fun, educational events and using the land as intended: as an inspirational place for people to learn. We now have permission for a 9 metre diameter roundhouse, a kitchen and dining lodge, compost toilets and a storage barn that will add much needed infrastructure and allow us to run building courses to create the structures that will form our inspirational learning spaces