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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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News Archive

Johnny’s Cycle Challenge Diary

Here is Johnny’s day by day diary of his trek between Bovey Tracey and Exeter everyday last week. Day 1 – Monday 17th September Misty, damp and drizzly morning, but warm and mild. Reminded me of my Dartmoor Hill running …


CYCLING CHALLENGE – SEPT 2018

OVER 5 CONSECUTIVE DAYS, I PLAN TO CYCLE BETWEEN HOME (BOVEY TRACEY) AND WORK (EXETER) THE CHALLENGE: The total distance cycled will be 150 miles, 65 miles is uphill, with 3550m equivalent vertical ascent, and I still need to work …


Widecombe Fair: Tuesday 11th September

It’s Widecombe Fair and if you fancy a great day out come and join us. We are running the café in the main Church House as usual with a well-oiled team but we could do with a few extras to …


“Try Something New” – A Summer at the Farm for Families from Battersea

One of the “Values” that we ask the young people to engage with whilst at the farm is to “Try Something New”. Well what a great time 6 young families had. Sleeping in a tent – The tents were up …


Achieving something big – together!

Having been granted planning permission last September The Shallowford Trust is now undertaking a big project to convert the granite barns to provide better residential facilities, disabled access and learning facilities. We have made good progress towards raising the funds …


Joint Youth Club Programme

Four youth clubs joined together to bring a group of young people from different parts of the community to the farm. It was the first residential of this kind and proved to be a really valuable experience all round, sharing …


Sculpting Workshop and More

During an adult group from Providence House they enjoyed a great workshop generously provided by Richard Austin – https://www.sculptureworkshop.co.uk/– during which they all produced a wonderful “head” under his expertise and tutoring. They also enjoyed harvesting from the veg patch, …


New Entrance To The Farm

Following the new animal barn last winter we have been blessed to have Paul Edworthy and his team finishing off the driveway, re-establishing the stone walls on either side. Such skill, its great to watch them at work. We are …


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

Job 34:14

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