About the Venue
High Heathercombe Centre sits in the beautiful landscape of Dartmoor. This is a rural and remote place with no local shops and poor mobile signal. We're surrounded by nature and the weather can change very quickly.
Access for people with physical disabilities
We would like the Centre to be as accesible and welcoming as possible.
The buildings are old, however, it is all level.
Some places are a bit tight to turn a wheelchair, but it has always worked.
The main room used by groups has an access ramp.
External doors have a two-inches frame that needs negotiating.
There is a toilet and shower room with level access.
Staying extra days
We often have a very tight turnaround and staying before and after is not possible. There is accommodation in nearby towns such as Widecombe in the Moor, Chagford, and Moretonhampstead.
What to wear
Bring what you need for your comfort indoors, and good outdoor shoes or wellingtons. Warm clothes are advisable throughout the year—the weather can change very quickly in any season. A raincoat or waterproofs are recommended.
What to bring
your own towel
personal toiletries, unscented if possible—chemicals interfere with the water treatment.
pillows and duvets are provided, but you need to bring your own linen
a head torch and any other safety gear if you want to walk up onto the moor (e.g. whistle, compass)
there are chairs simple cushions to sit on the floor: bring anything you need to make it more comfortable, such as cushions, sheepskins or a cosy blanket.
How to be contacted
Mobile signal can be poor. The Centre has internet, so if you need to be contacted, we suggest you use internet-based communication such as whatsapp, snapchat, signal, etc.
What is the accommodation like?
Indoor accommodation is in dormitories, four rooms with 4 bunkbeds and a single bed, one with 2 bunkbeds and a single bed, and one with two single beds.
There is ample space for camping (you need to bring your own gear), but you need to check with your group leaders if that's a possibility.