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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The Vision

Children in the rain at ShallowfordFeeding the pigs, helping a sheep when lambing, walking across the most beautiful moorland, sheltering from a blizzard, making a trip to the Devon Coast – how many children in inner cities have experienced these? Our vision is about making the difference to young people’s lives by sharing with them the reality of a Dartmoor Farm. To provide a safe and caring environment where they can explore their personal boundaries.

We aim to be a residential resource for many different types of groups – youth groups such as Providence House (our partner Trust in Battersea), school age groups, children with special needs, young people who are looking to re-orientate their lives. Connecting people with where their food comes from and the importance of the natural environment; the world of butterflies and orchids on the banks of the West Webburn, and not in a hot-house in a city. Getting muddy boots, rising early in the morning to let the chickens out and collect the eggs, helping to mend a broken gate, moving the sheep from one field to another.  But above all allowing the sense of God’s wonderful creation to inspire them.

And all this in the beauty and peace of Dartmoor, where there is no mobile signal, no cinemas, no traffic jams, just the flight of the dipper as he flies up the West Webburn,  lands on a rock and starts dipping his head, as the buzzards and ravens call overhead.

Old and YoungForty years ago Elizabeth Braund, with amazing foresight, had this vision and put it into action. In her memory the Trust is now committed to expand and advance the work she started, by giving children and young people an experience they will never forget. Already the grandchildren of those who came in the early days are coming to Shallowford. We hope that for many generations to come people will come here and find an experience that really makes the difference.

Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made

John 1:3

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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