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.


As of 17th May 2021, 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 our guidelines here.

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The Centre is run on a charitable basis by the High Heathercombe CIC and is set in six acres of its own grounds and 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 are creating and implementing a number of Permaculture designs within the High Heathercombe grounds, including a young Forest Garden (food forest) and medicinal herb garden.


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 all meals are freshly prepared on site.

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

During the summer months, camping at High Heathercombe is another option.