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


As of 5th Novermber 2020, the High Heathercombe Centre will continue to offer its space for groups that are explicitely exempted in the current government guidelines, namely support groups formally organised to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support (see the full official guidance).

According to the new guidelines, we can continue to offer our service to the community as long as we are Covid-secure. We have carried out the necessary risk assessments, which we review and update as new information is released, to ensure that we are Covid-secure.  You can read and download our guidelines here.

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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.