Encompass Training is based at Great Potheridge House in the heart of beautiful North Devon. The location of Great Potheridge itself is very rural and beautiful. The nearest village of Merton is two miles away, where there is a small shop and a post office. The little town of Great Torrington is approximately a ten minute drive away. This town has various shops and facilities which include a post office, a pharmacy, a doctors’ surgery and several dental surgeries.

Barnstaple is the nearest large town, which is approximately half an hour away by car. This is also where the nearest train station and main hospital are located.

Our playground . . .


We are ideally situated for easy access to many excellent outdoor environments which are perfect for our off-site courses.

We have Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor for climbing, abseiling and gorge scrambling.
With sole use one of Devon Wildlife Trust’s nature reserve lakes, Encompass can offer you the perfect spot for raft building, canoeing and kayaking.
We venture to Devon and Cornwall’s picturesque coastline for coasteering, beach walks and sandcastle building.
Why not scramble through rivers and gorges or embark on a canoe journey through Tarka the Otter country, down the Torridge River?
We can take you over the huge dam at Meldon and the massive Victorian railway viaduct, exploring man-made structures in nature, and maybe even building our own dams in the streams on Dartmoor itself.
And we know these places like the backs of our hands, so we’ll take you straight to where the fun is hiding…
Come and join us for an outdoor adventure!

See also: Great Potheridge Houseaccommodation and activities on offer.
To discuss a programme for your group or to book your outdoor education adventure:
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