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A New Warden at Shallowford

A New Warden at Shallowford

I’m sitting at my desk fully intending to write an amusing and informative article –  but it’s far too easy to ‘lift my eyes to the quiet hills’ and watch the clouds scudding through a blue sky. The birds are …

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Will goes up before the Judge

Will goes up before the Judge

  Dear all, We finally got Will up before the judge! Well done to Johnny for setting in up, and who knows where it may lead. Useful too to see how relatively straightforward such an outreach exercise is. For the …

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Changes at Shallowford

Changes at Shallowford

  Having worked at Shallowford for many years now I have seen several changes but all for the good. Shallowford has always been, and still is, a place where you can find God in the centre of all things, a …

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City to Farm Sponsored Cycle 2019

City to Farm Sponsored Cycle 2019

It’s going to be a tough ride. Between 25-29 August 2019, up to 12 friends and supporters of the Shallowford Trust and Providence House Youth Club will cycle the 250 miles from Battersea to Dartmoor. We’re not asking you to …

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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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A New Warden at Shallowford

I’m sitting at my desk fully intending to write an amusing and informative article –  but it’s far too easy to ‘lift my eyes to the quiet hills’ and watch the clouds scudding through a blue sky. The birds are twittering and the cockerel (Christopher Columbus) has an attempt at crowing every now and then, but otherwise there is silence.

My name is Alethe Virgin and I have the huge privilege of being resident Warden at East Shallowford. I moved in on March 25th. and the ‘stuff’ I brought with me from my previous home in Dawlish is almost all unpacked and put away. As with any move there are things I cannot find – though I know I packed them and I know they got put on the removal van. Mostly I reckon that if I can’t find things I probably don’t need them very much. I’d really like to unearth my bodhran (Irish drum). I have the beater …

I’ve been coming out to the farm for a number of years now as a volunteer, mostly as commis chef helping Serena with cooking. Having grown up in this part of Devon I’ve always just accepted the Moor as my playground – going for a walk in the wide-open spaces was what we did as a family at the weekends. It took a tearful Mum from Battersea to help me see my Devon through fresh eyes. I knew then that I needed to share with others what I had always taken for granted. So supporting East Shallowford took over my life. Being guardian of the farm is both privilege and huge responsibility in ensuring that all is kept secure for future generations to enjoy and appreciate.



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And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so.

Gen 1:24

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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