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 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.




The High Heathercombe Centre remains closed due to Covid-19.  We will continue to review our situation with government guidance in mind.  Currently we have cancelled all bookings up until 1st September.

Sincere apologies for disappointment and any inconvenience caused to those who had been hoping to join us during this time.

We will be in contact regarding bookings and courses beyond September 1st over the coming weeks.

There will be regular updates on our website and by email to any groups or individuals effected by cancellations.

We wish you well in these challenging times.

Warm wishes from all of us here.


The High Heathercombe Centre
Heathercombe Brake, Manaton, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9XE, UK




Tel: 07791 601737 • Email: