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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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Our Mission

The Shallowford Trust has a clear purpose and mission. This is set out in the Shallowford Trust’s Charity Framework (Charity Number 1105186) “the charity runs a farm in the heart of Dartmoor to which it organises visits, principally for children from London and other cities to experience life and work on a farm. The trustees hope their visitors will gain greater knowledge of the wider created order and a Christian understanding of it.”

So many people have found Shallowford a wonderful place to come to for refreshment and new challenges; to spend time re-adjusting; re-connecting with themselves and their life-journey. And the Trust’s mission is to build on that. Volunteers are now able to give to others something of what they themselves received. Supporters are helping to expand the mission and outreach of Shallowford. And a small, dedicated staff are committed to Elizabeth Braund’s vision. Shallowford is taking on a new lease of life as volunteers, supporters and staff grow the shared mission to widen and deepen the experience that is Shallowford.

Slavic sitting beside the huge open fire in the sitting roomOne visitor couldn’t get over the excitement of finding wild blueberries growing ready to pick and eat “without anyone cultivating them!” – Dartmoor abounds in this fruit. Other visitors find the timeless experience of sitting in front of a log fire in a 400 year old room is amazing – “it feels like the home I’ve never had.” We can’t predict what people will take away from a stay at Shallowford, but we do our best to provide the opportunities for such experiences.

We believe that Shallowford, with all its richness and beauty and life, is the perfect place to enable people to encounter something bigger than themselves. With such a wonderful environment, and so many dedicated people involved, we hope that you will come and see what it’s like for yourself.


The BBC News Channel reported about Outdoor Learning boosting children’s development. You can see the article here:

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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