The High Heathercombe Centre is a vibrant community space, offering the opportunity to experience the beautiful Dartmoor landscape to a wide range of groups and organisations.


High Heathercombe Centre can't really be conceived as separate from the woman who gave so much of herself to create this space that has changed so many lives, our dear Mel Lamb.


Mel was diagnosed with stage-IV cancer earlier this year, and had embarked into that journey with the determination and courage that were so characteristic of her.  Despite her resourcefulness, the disease was too advanced to stop.  She died peacefully and without pain, surrounded by love, at dawn on Monday 13th of July, in her beloved High Heathercombe.

Our love and thoughts are with Mel's family and all those who have her in their hearts.

Mel touched so many lives...  High Heathercombe Centre was one of her gifts to a world she knew is in dire need of places where transformation can happen.  She created a safe container where to invite reconciliation with our inner challenges, so that we can face the outer ones with resilience.

She is and will be deeply missed.  Her legacy of love, integrity and hope lives on in all of us.


The High Heathercombe Centre remains closed due to Covid-19.  We will continue to review our situation with government guidance in mind.  Currently we have cancelled all bookings up until 1st September.  Sincere apologies for disappointment and any inconvenience caused to those who had been hoping to join us during this time.   We will be in contact regarding bookings and courses beyond September 1st over the coming weeks.

There will be regular updates on our website and by email to any groups or individuals effected by cancellations.

We wish you well in these challenging times.

Warm wishes from all of us here.


The High Heathercombe Centre
Heathercombe Brake, Manaton, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9XE, UK




Tel: 07791 601737 • Email: