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Looking ahead – the Cycle Ride is coming up!!!

Looking ahead – the Cycle Ride is coming up!!!

It is going to be a very busy year for the team with many more groups coming to enjoy the farm, learn from the animals and immerse themselves in the wild spaces around us. Please do keep an eye on …

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Mums and Daughters enjoy the farm

Ten of them came and spent a wonderful few days of quality time with each other. As well as working with the animals and walking on the moors, there were many deep discussions around relationships and the meaning of True …

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Wonderful Work Party

A select few came once again and blessed us all here at the farm with energy, enthusiasm and muscle power! As always the list of tasks was long but they stuck at it and produced plenty of fire wood stacked …

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Let it Snow, let it snow

For 5 days at the end of January we hunkered down and enjoyed that wonderful silence that comes with the snow. It was so beautiful, so quiet and so annoying!!! It must be my age – love it for a …

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Praise the Lord for New Beginnings

It is difficult to believe that the decision shared with the Trustees last September is about to be fulfilled.It is all very surreal, with only a few weeks left here at Shallowford after 5 exciting years. It is a decision …

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Shallowford Farm – Transforming Lives on the Farm

To see a cutdown version of the promo video click here.

 “One of my children came to your farm this year (she’s actually in the promo film) and I was so proud of her for what she’d done. It was really great to see such a difference!!”

How can we care for wild places if we do not understand them? How can we understand them if we do not immerse ourselves in them?

Shallowford Farm is a unique and inspiring place set in the heart of Dartmoor.

Here, people of all ages can come and be immersed in a whole new way of life and reflect on a deeper understanding of themselves, others and the environment around them.

The farm experience, which became known as “A lung for the city”, was created by Elizabeth Braund and Rosemary Bird. In the 1970s they recognized, from their youth work in Battersea at Providence House Youth and Community Centre, that a sense of community and self worth could not be developed fully without the opportunity to experience wild places and God’s creation, to develop curiosity, imagination and challenge.Distant view of the farm


Hundreds of people from Battersea have shared the Shallowford experience and love to tell their stories of life on the farm and what it has meant to them. Successive generations have come again and again to a place they trust and love.

We stimulate learning by doing, a sense of community, purpose and belonging.

Our vision is for this work to continue and grow through the development of further residential facilities at the farm. The development plans include additional homely accommodation, excellent learning facilities, safe handling farm stock pens, recreational areas and efficient wet weather facilities,

There is potential during school terms to host school groups for week long school visits. The intention is to continue to develop East Shallowford as a small mixed farm suitable for such visits by young people and adults.

Boy sliding aling the wet grass creating a shower of water

As our immediate available funds are finite, fundraising is well underway. We are seeking to secure funding beyond our own capital resources to support the costs of development, subsidise the residential visits from inner cities and so make a difference to young people’s lives and that of their families.








Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God’s wonders

Job 34:14

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The Shallowford Trust – A charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England & Wales
Registered office: East Shallowford Farm, Widecombe in the Moor, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 7PW
Charity number: 1105186 Company no: 4430825