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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 …

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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

  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

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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What’s Next

The Shallowford Trust is committed to maintaining the farm as a working hill farm and developing the work of Elizabeth Braund and Rosemary Bird, sharing the farm experience with young people.

To that end we have developed redevelopment plans in close consultation with the DNPA and local community. The proposed plans have been passed and work has begun. The facilities for learning and animal management has been completed, the accommodation facilities are soon to be started. Meanwhile Shallowford Farm is now welcoming many groups to experience the farm, learn about food production, wild places and the wonders of Dartmoor.

We are pleased to show you the proposed plans for the future of the farm and the associated Summary Business Plan. These documents outline the purpose behind the project. Should you have any questions then we would very much welcome you contacting the team at the farm.

We are Committed to Working with Local Community

East Shallowford has been indebted to the support of local people throughout the forty years, and going forward we look to develop closer ties with Broadaford Farm and also with new supporters. We have enjoyed the association not only with …


Shallowford is Committed to its Charitable Objectives

The business plan model means that we will be in a better position to support the more economically challenged groups. Money has never been, nor ever will be, a motivation for this work. In almost every group there were those who could …


We are Committed to Bring Young People to Shallowford

It is forty years this Autumn 2015 that Elizabeth Braund and Rosemary Bird first came to Dartmoor to pilot their project, in the first instance at Bag Park Manor, with the kind assistance of Patrick Coaker. It will be forty …


East Shallowford is Committed to Being a Working Hill Farm

Being a Working Hill Farm was integral to Elizabeth’s concept and continues to be essential to going forward. There are small animals on the ‘home’ farm for children to interact with safely, and the more challenging proper engagement with the larger …


We are Committed to Accommodating Residential Groups

As the current capacity with the manager living in Shallowford is for a maximum of 16 visitors in the house, our proposals are designed so that we can house a small minibus load group, but also to have the capacity for …


Letter from Robert Musgrave MBE

C/o East Shallowford Farm, Widecombe in the Moor Dear all, First of all, I want to thank all those who have looked at the proposals for new development at East Shallowford, both those who have written or encouraged us with …


Shallowford is Committed to Dartmoor

East Shallowford is committed to Dartmoor and for this reason we openly engaged with our neighbours and the Dartmoor Planning Authority for many months before we submitted our application. We are continuing that dialogue and further refining our proposals to get …


The wild animals honour me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen,

Isaiah 43:20

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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