Flatford Mill Field Studies Centre
Flatford Mill is on the River Stour close to the Suffolk-Essex border. The Centre buildings, particularly the Mill and Willy Lott’s House, are instantly recognisable since they feature in many paintings by John Constable. Only an hour from London and with excellent road and rail access, the Centre is at the end of a lane which has no through traffic. It offers visitors of all ages a much sought-after sense of tranquillity to complement a unique learning environment.The rich mosaic of lowland landscapes, wildlife habitats and places of historic interest in this beautiful part of East Anglia are all reflected in the Centre’s wide-ranging programme of environment and art-based courses. Over 300 residential and day activities are offered each year for people of all ages.
FSC Flatford Mill is well known for it’s environmental performance, the staff’s efforts to reduce the Centre’s carbon footprint and their desire to develop various sustainability projects as well as educate children about ecological issues. In 2013, The Centre was the winner of Suffolk’s Greenest Small Business Award and in 2014 FSC Flatford Mill received the Suffolk Carbon Charter Gold Standard award.