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Getting here


The High Heathercombe Centre is situated within the boundary of the southern half of Dartmoor National Park. The nearby section of the A38 Expressway skirts the south moor, running from Exeter to Plymouth, and provides easy access to the area as a whole. 

The Heathercombe Woodland, where the Centre is located, is roughly three miles from the moorland village of Manaton.

Public Transport

Due to our rural location, if not travelling to us by car, the easiest way to reach us is by rail or coach and then taxi.

By rail - The nearest train stations are Newton Abbot Station or Totnes Station (both approx.14 miles). 


For booking and information see:

National Rail and


By coach


If travelling to us from a major city in the UK it may be possible to reach Newton Abbot or Totnes by coach (depending on day and time of travel). 

Please see: National Express, Megabus and Low Fare Finder - coach.

It is advisable (and often cheaper), to make reservations for coach or train at least 7 days in advance of travel, and to book a return ticket.

By taxi

Newton Abbot Taxi companies include:

Station Taxis - 01626 334488

TQ12 Travel - 01626 355555

Gems Taxis - 01626 201010

Totnes Taxi companies include:

Connect Cabs - 07443 518087

Roadrunner Taxis - 01803 732834

South West Taxis - 07803 126396

Taxis companies based nearer the Centre:

Essa - 07799 342333

Mooreland Taxis - 01647 441143

Prices may vary across companies and we do not take responsibility for any bookings made

By car

Our postcode is TQ13 9XE and our what3words address is ///confused.circles.laugh

Please note, if using a Sat Nav, you may wish to check Google Maps (or similar) for accuracy.

For environmental reasons we hope that car sharing is possible.  Please speak with your Group organiser who may be able to connect you with other participants.

If travelling by electric car we recommend you use fast charging facilities nearby where possible.

Please note on some lanes there may be poor road surfaces in places.  Weather conditions can impact visibility therefore please drive steadily.  Please also be aware of any livestock and wild ponies on Dartmoor, along with cyclists. 


When approaching the Heathercombe Estate there is a steep incline and sharp corner on the last hill up to the Centre.  When approaching our main car park there is a sharp corner and slope preceding it, please drive slowly.

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