Welcome to The Bay Trust

We are an environmental education, conservation and preservation charity established nearly 50 years ago. As CEO, my aim is to work collaboratively with communities to co-create new approaches to managing our natural environment and making the most of opportunities to inspire social action and impact for community health and wellbeing together. Principally we believe in the fundamental development of children and young people to learn through nature and to develop skills that will help them to find work, build resilience and be the innovative leaders of the future.


Residential & day outdoor learning

Learn together, live together & experience nature

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Introducing our new CEO at The Bay Trust

Our new CEO is Carolyn Jackson, Carrie to her friends. She brings with her over 35 years of experience in the field of health and wellbeing, higher education, research, practice development and innovation. Here she talks briefly about her vision for The Bay Trust in...

Dementia action week 2019

  As I am writing this blog it is 12 weeks to the day that my beautiful mother Jean passed away at the age of 79.  I had been her main carer since her diagnosis with mixed dementia in February 2012. At first, she managed to live independently in Dorset, but over...

An organic garden in winter

  Winter Maintenance The gardeners and volunteers have got stuck into winter maintenance - clearing and pruning, path and border edging, deadheading, mulching, weeding, leaf collecting and composting. The last of the leaves on the trees have nearly all dropped...

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Between Dover & Deal

We operate on two sites just 4 miles apart off the A258 between Dover and Deal.

St Margaret’s Bay

For the Pines Calyx,
Pines Garden, Tea Room
and Museum

The Pines Garden
Beach Road
St Margaret’s Bay
CT15 6DZ


Rippledown Outdoor Learning Centre

Dover Road
CT14 8HE

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