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Welcome to Lopwell Barn

Welcome to Lopwell Barn, a residential centre just 10 miles from Plymouth city and only 6 miles from Tavistock. Lopwell Barn is aimed at families and groups wanting to find a piece of nature in a relaxing and comfortable environment. We are also open to corporate clients to help encourage team building and communication.

Lopwell has two bedrooms, both sleep 8 people on 4 bunks. In each bedroom there are basic storage units for all your belongings. The Barn also has a large kitchen and living room which has a beautiful wood burner in the corner. There is an outdoor space at the back of the barn for those late night chats around an open fire. If you like outdoor cooking why not try out the amazing Cob oven for those perfect pizzas.


We run various types of Activities from Lopwell Barn and other locations around Devon & Cornwall.

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The recent refurbishment of Lopwell Barn means that we can now offer accommodation to schools, groups, associations families and friends. Nestled on the edge of Dartmoor, Lopwell Barn is perfectly located for Dartmoor National Park


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We are once again opening our doors for everybody to come down and have a look around at Lopwell Barn. Over the past few years we have been working really hard at creating a peacful, relaxing environment for you to enjoy and we want to show it off.
There will be lots of refreshments for you to enjoy, crafts for you to buy and people to talk to regarding Lopwell Barn and the local area. As always our young people from the #FUTURES course will be there running the show and making sure you have a great time.

If you have never been to visit us please put the date in your diary and pop along on Sat 9th Dec, it would be great to see you. And just so you know, all the proceeds from sales of the crafts will go directly back into the project. We will be posting a few pictures over the next couple of months to show the type of things we are making.

More details to follow.
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Mountain Biking with Lopwell Barn


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Jon White

Jon White

Centre Manager

Jon has been involved in youth work and outdoor education for the past 20 years. He is passionate about all things outdoors but particularly loves Mountain Biking and hitting the trails around Devon and Cornwall. He is a qualified Instructor/Coach for activities such as Dinghy Sailing, Snorkelling Mountain biking and Moorland walking.

Bex House

Outdoor Instructor

Bex has been working in the outdoors for many years promoting the benefits of enjoying the natural world and safeguarding the environment for the future. As a keen surfer and sea swimmer she is particularly passionate about the marine environment and travelling the world to enjoy it. This affection for the outdoors means she has grown to love Lopwell Barn as an amazing place to play, learn and discover both from the water and land.

Martyn Luders

Outdoor Instructor

Martyn first got involved with outdoor education as an apprentice Youth Development worker at The Zone, Plymouth. From there his enthusiasm for youth work and outdoor education grew and developed. Over the years he has been involved with various expeditions including the Tall Ships race and The Three Peaks Challenge. He is a Dive Master, Yacht Master, Snorkel Instructor and Mountain Bike Leader.

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