Contact Details & Directions
t: +44 (0) 1647 252983
To arrange an appointment to visit please call 01647 252983 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to experience the magic of spending time at Embercombe you are welcome to join one of our Experience Weekends which take place regularly throughout the year.
Minibus pickup and drop off is available from the train station for some programmes costing £6 each way. You can reserve a seat online when booking your place.
On leaving the bus, continue along the top road. After 400 yards you’ll reach the Belvedere Castle entrance on your left. Opposite, there is a little road going down to the right, signposted Trusham and Ashton. Follow this road for approximately 20 minutes until you reach Embercombe’s main gate on the right.
* Come out of the station and turn right onto Bonhay Rd (A377)
* Turn right onto Alphington St (still A377) following signs to Okehampton (A30)
* Landmarks: B&Q on left then Sainsbury’s on right
* Take 2nd exit at roundabout following signs to Ide and Okehampton (A30)
* Go straight through the village of Ide and up the hill
* Continue straight for 3.5 miles – through Dunchideock and past the Post Office
* Take the next sharp right turn after the Holden Bellevedere (a tall white tower on the left) – the turning is called Holden Gate and marked towards Ashton and Trusham
* Follow road for 1.5 miles – there is a yellow aa sign on the left, Embercombe is on the right
From the Southbound A38
Follow the signs to Exeter Race Course. Climb the hill slowly and get into the left hand lane, at the top of the hill (Haldon Hill) take the left exit marked Dunchideock and Exeter Race Course. Pay particular attention as you do not get much warning of the exit!
Turn right at the roundabout at the end of the sliproad towards Dunchideock and follow this road through Haldon Forest. After 1.7 miles, the road goes downhill into trees and just opposite is a forest car park area on your right. Take the sharp left turn signposted Trusham & Ashton. Entrance to Embercombe is 1.2 miles down on the right.
From the Northbound A38
At the top of Haldon Hill (A38) take the exit marked Dunchideock and Exeter Race Course immediately after the petrol station. At the ‘T’ junction turn left and follow the road through Haldon Forest. After a 1.7miles, the road goes downhill into trees and just opposite a forest car park area on your right, take the sharp left turning signposted Trusham & Ashton. Entrance to Embercombe is 1.2 miles down on the right.
Satellite navigation systems
We recommend that you don’t use your Sat Nav system to reach Embercombe. They’ve been found to be unreliable in the rural areas around Embercombe and visitors often arrive at the wrong address.
When you arrive and see the breath-taking view please don’t forget to close the gate. The car park is down the drive way and is the first turning on the right. Please keep your speed to 5 mph as there may be children and animals crossing.
Leave the car park at the furthermost end and the first building you pass is the Dining Yurt on your right. Our man offices are situated in the timber clad building after this. Please sign in at the office and familiarise yourself with the emergency information and safety guides displayed in the lobby. All visitors have a personal responsibility to use the site safely.
If you are staying for an event please be aware our site is wild in places and appropriate clothing is essential. We encourage you to bring a torch, walking boots/wellies/waterproof footwear and a water proof jacket to ensure your safety and comfort whilst you are here.
Due to the muddy nature of our site, in each of our meeting spaces we ask people to remove their shoes, so if you suffer from circulatory problems or cold feet, we advise you bring warm socks or slippers!
At Embercombe we hold a duty of care towards each other and make every effort to ensure all of our activities are safe. Having said that, final responsibility for children and young people who visit the site lies with the parent or guardian. Children under the age of 13 should be supervised at all times.
Embercombe is a busy site enjoyed by many different groups, on occasion more than one group will be present. Please be sensitive to this by using the site in a respectful way that does not spoil the experience for others.
Sustainability and consumption are issues we hold close to our hearts here at Embercombe. With this in mind, when using the facilities onsite please be mindful of the energy you consume. This includes not having over-sized fires and using compost toilets instead of the flush toilets. We rely on solar power for some of our hot water so please try to avoid long showers and be considerate of the resources you are leaving for the next person.
Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to welcoming you onsite!