Higher Uppacott Guided Visits

Higher Uppacott Guided Visits

Higher Uppacott public programme of visits 2024

You can join a guided tour of Higher Uppacott on the following dates and times (tours start at 10:30 unless otherwise stated):

Monday 1 April
Sunday 21 April
Saturday 4 May
Sunday 19 May
Saturday 1 June
Saturday 22 June 12pm
Saturday 6 July
Sunday 21 July
Saturday 3 August
Sunday 11 August
Wednesday 14 August - 6pm
Sunday 18 August
Wednesday 21 August - 2pm
Monday 26 August

Higher Uppacott has undergone substantial conservation works to improve access, understanding and condition of this grade I listed building and its former historic farmstead site. This work was funded in the main by the Moor Than Meets the Eye Heritage lottery project. Find out more about this and other  work which has been taking place on these tours.

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, Higher Uppacott 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.

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

Cost: Adults £6.00, Children 14 & under free

How to book

To book a place on a guided visit please contact Princetown Visitor Centre on 01822 890414 (opening times) 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.

To book please call the Learning and Outreach Service on (01626) 832093.

  • Prices: Please call (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 no dogs (except assistance dogs).