Embercombe Summer Camp
For one weekend in August we will be opening our doors for you to join us in this precious valley of Embercombe. Join us for a long weekend to spend time with family and friends on our beautiful land.
Camp with your family or friends in our simple and socially distanced yurt village and glamping caravans, sit around the fire, swim in the lake or simply use this as an opportunity to explore the surrounding area of forest and moor.
This is a chance to spend time on the land, in whichever way suits you – enjoying our facilities, our delicious chef-cooked plant based food, the woods, the meadows – making new friends or spending time with your own friends and family.
Is This For You?
During this uncertain time do you wish to spend some gentle time in beauty with your loved ones?
Do you long to connect to the simple pleasures in life surrounded by friends and family?
Do you long to take some time to reflect on where you are in your life?
Do you longed for meaningful connection with nature and the changing seasons?
Do you long for a sense of belonging and meaning in life?
Do you want time to dream?
Do you want food to be a pleasure and an adventure that doesn’t cost the earth?
Do you want to sit round the fire, feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin, swim in the lake, run through the woods, laugh with the children and find once again a deep gratitude for the incredible gift that life is?
Join us for Embercombe Summer camp!
What to Expect
From the moment you arrive you will be welcomed by the friendly Embercombe team who will do all they can to make you feel at home. You will live with the other guests on site creating a village feel while observing the safe social distancing that is necessary at this time.
Meals are served at regular times but the schedule is relaxed allowing you to rest and to create your own activities. You can stay in the valley or travel a little further to the moor and the coast, or walk, cycle and ‘Go Ape’ in our neighboring forest.
Our delicious plant based menu is full of soul, designed by our chefs with a passion for ethical and joyful food and a talent for leading you on a sensual cooking adventure. Lunch is provided in a hamper that can be eaten on site or taken further afield.
This will be a non-facilitated event – so whilst you will be cared for by the on-site team you are free to choose how you would like to spend your time. You will camp as a village in our simple but comfy yurts, in a socially distanced way with other campers.
Things to do in the area
Embercombe has a variety of activities in the local area to explore during your summer stay with us:
Haldon Forest Park
We are an easy walk away from Haldon Forest, a Forestry England park with 3,500 acres of woodland and is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the great outdoors. With miles of trails for walkers, runners, cyclists, mountain bikers and horse riders, with expansive views and tree top adventures for the kids and orienteering courses.
Go Ape Haldon
Against the backdrop of the stunning Dartmoor, Go Ape Haldon offers adventures in the treetops of Haldon Forest and is a great location for thrill seekers and family adventurers with hilltop to hilltop zip wires and daring high level crossings. You may be deep in the forest but the 360-degree views from your treetop vantage point are spectacular.
Dartmoor National Park
Explore the Moor from Embercombe’s doorstep: Dartmoor really does have something for everyone; history lovers can explore castle ruins and learn about local myths and legends at our museums or on a guided walk, families have plenty of exciting attractions to choose from, while there’s lots of opportunities for rambling over tors, cycling up challenging hills and staying active in the great outdoors.
Embercombe has a variety of local and established pubs worth visiting during your stay and grab a pre-booked meal from. The NoBody Inn in Doddiscombsleigh is a 17th Century inn full of charm and character where a warm welcome is guaranteed. The Cridford Inn is the oldest pub/inn in Devon and possibly the oldest in England dates back to 825AD and can be found in Trusham, a small village that’s nestled in the Teign Valley between Chudleigh, Newton Abbot and Exeter. The Manor House Inn is an easy walk down from Embercombe and
Thursday 20th 5pm – Sunday 23rd 11am
(optional extra night Sunday 23rd – Monday 24th 11am)
Accommodation in one of Embercombe’s yurts
Adult £180 (3 night stay, fully catered) + £60 for extra night
Child £90 (3 night stay, fully catered) + £30 for extra night
Maximum occupancy in a yurt 3 adults OR 2 adults and 2 children from the same household.
Fee includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner and a hamper lunch that can be eaten on site or taken out with you.