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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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Please send a “Letter of Support for Shallowford Farm”

The plans are now in the hands of the Dartmoor National Park! We have submitted carefully considered, sensitive and meticulously thought out plans to develop the old buildings to provide accommodation and an education facility, along with new farm buildings for housing, caring for and learning about the animals.
For our application to be successful we would REALLY appreciate it if you would send a letter of support (or email) to The Planning Dept, Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9JQ or planning@dartmoor.gov.uk

Please could you consider mentioning some (or all) of the following outcomes of a
successful application:
• The visual enhancement of the landscape (removing unsightly old farm buildings)
• Better compliance, H&S and accommodation both for visitors and animals
• Continuation, viability and sustainability of the work of the Trust that has been going on for 40 years, involving 3 generations who still visit the farm regularly.
• Consolidation of the ethos of the farms “hearth” principle which cannot happen if they stay at Bellever Youth Hostel
• Building on the investment in the farmhouse made in 2010
• Building on the development of Elizabeth Braund’s work
• The proposed development is sympathetic and commensurate to the landscape in
which it is set
• The whole development and work of the Trust is woven into the land in which it is set.
• It is a natural evolution of the farm
• Behind the whole development is the desire to maintain a traditional working farm, whilst maximizing the benefit it brings to others

Please pray for these plans, the wisdom of the planners and God’s future for the farm.
Thank you.

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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