Higher Uppacott Guided Visits

Higher Uppacott Guided Visits

Higher Uppacott, has been undergoing substantial conservation works to improve access, understanding and condition of this grade I listed building and its former historic farmstead site. This work has been funded in the main by the Moor Than Meets the Eye Heritage lottery project.

Public visits 2019:

Saturday 13 April
Monday 22 April
Sunday 5 May
Monday 27 May
Sunday 9 June
Friday 28 June (6pm)
Sunday 14 July
Sunday 28 July
Wednesday 7 August (6pm)
Sunday 11 August
Saturday 17 August
Wednesday 21 August
Monday 26 August

Meeting Point: Please meet at Higher Uppacott where you will be directed by the guide as to where to park as space is limited. From Ashburton take the Dartmeet/Two bridges road and HU is located approx. ½ mile from Poundsgate just past the Methodist chapel (on your let).

Advisory: Please be aware when booking that there are several steps, low beams and uneven floors within the longhouse. There is limited heating so please dress warmly.

Dogs: Sorry no dogs (except assistance dogs).

Duration: Tours take approx. 1 ½ hrs and all public tours begin at 10:30am unless otherwise specified.

Suitability for Children: Visits to HU are probably more suited to children 8+

Cost: Adults £6.00, Children 14 & under free

Booking: To book a place on a guided visit please contact the National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown on 01822 890414 or email visit@dartmoor.gov.uk

Group bookings:

Private Group booking

If you have a group of more than 6 who would like to visit Higher Uppacott, then it is possible to arrange a privately booked tour on a date and time of your choice (subject to availability of tour guides). The tour takes approximately 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 20 people. Groups of less than 6 may join the public guided visits.

School Groups

Higher Uppacott is a good location to support studies about how people lived in the past - their settlements, history and traditional buildings.

Suitable for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. Groups of 30 (one class) can be accommodated. However, due to the nature of the building, the class would need to be split. One group would be led on a tour of the house, whilst the other would be involved in education activities based around the outside of the house, or in the shippon. Each group would need supervision by staff from the visiting school. Access by large coaches is not possible only by small buses and minibuses.

How to book: Please contact the Learning and Outreach Service on (01626) 832093

Prices: Group Guided tour (6 – 20 people): Please telephone (01626) 832093 for details.

  • Parking: You will be advised at the time of booking on parking arrangements, as there is limited parking at the house. 
  • Facilities: A toilet is available on site 
  • Location: Higher Uppacott is located ½ mile from Poundsgate, near Ashburton on the south-eastern side of Dartmoor. From Ashburton, take the Princetown/Two Bridges road. The house is ½ mile from Poundsgate.
  • Dogs: Sorry, only assistance dogs allowed.