The Centre is less than 20 miles from Exeter and
Taunton. It can be reached in under an hour from Torbay and from Dorchester. Bristol is
only 70 miles away. The Centre is located in a secluded wooded valley within the parish of
Offwell which lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This quiet rural village is located just to the
south of the A35, 4 miles from the town of Honiton.
Directions for Walkers
Coaches travelling from Honiton should turn right
off the A35 at the first sign to Offwell village. This turning is clearly sign posted at
the top of the hill about 2 miles from Honiton.
Coaches travelling west along the A35 from
Axminster must use this turning which is on the left, after the Windmill Garage, a
Texaco petrol station. Please do not take any earlier turnings to the village! On entering
the village go straight past the church and telephone box. After about 150 metres, and
ignoring the entrance to the village playing fields, pull in immediately where the lane
widens on the left hand side. Please do not try to take coaches into the playing fields.
Coaches should be parked so that passengers can enter the playing fields via the
pedestrian gate which opens onto the lane. Assemble here, where you will be met by a
member of Trust staff. You will then be guided down to the Woodland Education Centre,
which is reached by walking down the hill past the church and across a field.
Bookings made after 1st March 2008:
If you include the self-led Woodland Discovery Trail as one of your activities
in the day, the cost of a visit is £6.00 per pupil/student.
If you wish all your activities
to be led by our expert staff, the cost is £8.50 per pupil/student.
If you wish to bring 45 or more pupils in one visit,
the cost is £8.50 per pupil/student.
Please note, there is a minimum charge of £150. There
is no charge for any accompanying staff or adults.
There are toilets on site and two classrooms. Please
bring your own refreshments and because the dustman doesn't call, please take all your
To Book, telephone 01404
Useful Information for
By arrangement minibuses and private vehicles may drive
into the Centre. Please telephone for details and condition of entry. There is no charge.
Please note that this arrangement is also available for
individuals who have mobility problems. If you have a disabled student/pupil in your group
and are arriving by coach, please let us know so that separate transport can be provided
into the Centre.
Disabled access has been made possible by the support
of East Devon District Council and BT's "Countryside for All" scheme.