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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.

The Centre is run on a charitable basis by the High Heathercombe Community Interest Company and is set in six acres of its own grounds.  It is ideally located for exploring Dartmoor’s beautiful landscapes and wildlife.

There are many possibilities for people to explore themselves and the wider world through education, creative activities and the acquisition of new skills – whilst enjoying the benefits of community experience as well as interaction with the natural environment.

Our Ethics and Permaculture

We are deeply committed to the Permaculture ethics of Earth Care, Fair Shares and People Care, and seek to underpin all of our work at the High Heathercombe Centre with these core values.

In tandem with the Permaculture Design Courses run at the centre, we have created and implemented a number of Permaculture designs within the High Heathercombe grounds, including a young Forest Garden (food forest) and medicinal herb garden.  We use new group designs in developing these areas and in exploring new projects.

Accommodation at High Heathercombe

High Heathercombe is a purpose-built Centre that can accommodate groups of up to 25 people in six dormitory bedrooms. There is a large, comfortable sitting room with dining-room area with an open fireplace. Adjacent to the main room is a well-equipped kitchen where groups can prepare meals.  There is also an adjacent room for food storage and laundry.

Separate from the main building is the Forest Room, which is a large, versatile recreational/workshop/teaching space with a wood-burning stove.

For additional accommodation there is space for camping and a few live-in vehicles.

Please see our About Us page for further information on our venue.


Groups attending High Heathercombe must have Public Liability Cover


Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Group Leaders are responsible for adhering to any government guidelines in place at the time of their visit.

Please contact us at if you would like more information.

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