The Lastest

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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At Shallowford Farm we are passionate about education, sharing information and experiences, growing in our love and understanding of the world around us – people, plants, animals and places.

“No one will protect what they don’t care about and no one will care about what they have never experienced” 
– Sir David Attenborough (2010) 

We do not care for that which we don’t understand, that which we don’t understand we fear and that which we fear we kill.

This applies to people, ecosystems, plants and animals – it’s all about Knowledge!!!!!

“Children are sponges for information and dependent upon their circumstances, what they absorb, will have a lasting impact and form part of how that child develops and performs as an adult.  It is vital that ALL our children have the opportunity to have broad experience of the world around them to be able to make judgements, form opinions and develop characters to be a worthwhile member of society.”
– Betty Hale (2018)

Many  of the subjects on the NC can be addressed through experiences shared at Shallowford farm, especially Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)

A visit to the farm, be it 1 day or a whole weeks residential, will be jam-packed with encounters that stimulate, teach, develop and challenge young people. There are plenty of opportunities to be practically involved, to question and discuss, to review and reflect.

Each visiting group comes with different needs and each programme will be designed to meet those needs. Therefore every programme is different.

Extracts from the National Curriculum for Primary education. All of these highlighted sections can be addressed through an experience at Shallowford farm.


God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

Gen 1:25

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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