Site last updated  17/7/2022


     Thorncombe Environment Group - caring for Thorncombe's environment

Thorncombe lies in a very beautiful part of West Dorset, bordering Devon and Somerset. It falls within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) . The Parish is over 5,200 acres in extent and is principally agricultural land.  

Fields tend to be small and hilly with ancient hedgerows, while the access roads to the village are very narrow lanes, shaded in summer by tall trees including oaks, beeches and sycamores, and fringed with primroses, bluebells and cow parsley.

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Latest News

Thorncombe Village Trust is now Thorncombe Environment Group.

At a well-attended AGM on 19th May, Thorncombe Village Trust was officially relaunched as Thorncombe Environment Group with a new committee elected and a revised constitution voted in. This better reflects the new environmental focus of the group whilst still retaining the original TVT aims to protect Thorncombe and the Parish.

See our Facebook page for updates or e-mail us at


                         The minutes of the latest meeting can be seen on the Minutes of Meetings page here.

        The new Constitution of Thorncombe Environment Group can be read and downloaded here

         The new committee can be seen here.

Thorncombe Environment Group


           As the new committee begins to establish the latest incarnation of  the old Trust, this website will            gradually  be brought up to date.

Please be patient while we sort it out!

New committee members can be seen here.



Thorncombe Environment Group

is supporting

Holditch Open Gardens

(raising funds for Holditch Hall repairs)

Gardens open are The Brackens (at School House), Garden Cottage, April Cottage,

Linden Lea, Brimble Cottage and Chapel Thatch. Donations on entry to each garden

Cream tea (£4), refreshments and plant stall available at Chapel Thatch.

Maps of garden locations available from The Brackens, Brimble Cottage and Holditch Hall.

See our display on

Wildlife Gardening


The Brackens, School House

on Saturday 30th July from 2-5pm