Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure

Calvert Trust Exmoor was established in 1996 in 44 acres of spectacular landscape on the edge of Exmoor. Its objective was to enable people of all ages with physical, learning, sensory and behavioural disabilities to achieve their potential through adventurous activities. That remains our purpose today.

Our accommodation, facilities and equipment allow us to cater for people with all levels of disability, and our catering team provides meals for those on special diets or needing pureed or liquidised food. For two years in a row, we have been rated 5* for activity accommodation by Visit England – the only activity centre to be rated so highly. We hold a gold standard accreditation from the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres and have won numerous tourism awards.

Through the challenge of outdoor activities, and with the help of our highly experienced and friendly instructors, our guests develop new skills, make new friends and build self-confidence and greater independence. By the time they leave, their physical and mental wellbeing is improved, they have created wonderful memories and achieved far more than they had dreamed possible.

By the end of 2019 we hope to have supported another 3,500 people to stay at Calvert Trust Exmoor, and a further 500 to make a day visit. We aspire to extend our reach to more people with disabilities who in the course of their normal lives would be unable to participate in challenging outdoor activities such as those we offer here.

Our visitors have a range of abilities and many have multiple and high needs (see Figure, right). We welcome all ages, from the very young to the very elderly.  We work closely with other organisations including schools and charities to reach those who are likely to benefit the most.
We also give carers a much-needed break from their usual routines and responsibilities, and one mother told us about the difference the visit had made.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Marc Lowther
Contact Position
Business Development Executive
01598 763 221

Where to go

Calvert Trust Exmoor
EX31 4SJ

Finding an accessible holiday for all the family to enjoy can be a real challenge. So here at Calvert Trust Exmoor, we provide all-inclusive accessible residential breaks for families looking for a holiday that is fun, stimulating and full of great memories to share for everyone. Catering for low to complex needs, you can be sure of a memorable and shared experience for the whole family.

Situated on a modern converted Victorian farm, our facilities are five star accredited by the Visit England National Accessible Scheme, with a wide range of adaptive equipment to make your stay with us more comfortable. Our accommodation is set around a secure and idyllic courtyard, including en-suite single, twin and triple rooms. We are also host to a number of self-contained apartments for a more exclusive feel. Other facilities include a spacious dining room and conservatory, swimming pool, jacuzzi, and sensory room. Social spaces with beautiful views across Wistlandpound Reservoir and a converted barn with evening entertainment and fully licenced bar.

All our activities are on-site and delivered by our specially trained, skilled and friendly team. ‘It’s what you CAN do that counts’ sums up our approach. Your visit can include accessible cycling around Wistlandpound Reservoir, spending time at the stables petting the horses and carriage riding, scaling the climbing wall, flying down the zip wire and much more!

A break at Calvert Trust Exmoor does not come with any expensive surprises! Your holiday price includes; A full programme of accessible activities, accommodation in our beautiful centre, three quality meals freshly prepared on site every day, specialist accessible equipment, professional, dedicated team, use of all on-site facilities and evening entertainment.

We understand the challenges of financial barriers which is why we also have bursaries available for people and families on low incomes.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
7 days a week
Time of day

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Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£250 per week
Weekend breaks (Friday to Monday) from October to March start from £250 and £330 from March - September. Mid Week Breaks (Monday to Friday) £360 October to March and £475 March - September. Additional rate may apply for high summer season.

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