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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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Vison Day – “Wonder & Awe”; “Grounded , Creative, Healing”

“Big Space-Small Place” – “Home – Identity – Belonging”
“In-Spiration” – “Travelling Hopefully”

It’s not only for the visiting groups of young people and families that East Shallowford is a special place. These are some of the words from Shallowford Trustees, who gathered together on Saturday 13th June around the ancient and well-loved hearth to explore:
Where have we come from? Where are we now? Where do we want to be? How will we get there?
Joined by the Shallowford staff team, and led for the day by Professor John Wibberley, we shared and debated, looked back and looked forward, and came away affirmed and confirmed in our given task to build on East Shallowford’s special past and heritage, and continue to develop this great project to grow into the future.

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As Trustees we endorsed core principles:

  • That East Shallowford is a small,
    traditional farm enabling visiting groups to engage with the life of the farm in every season;
  • That Shallowford is a home, welcome to all, a place where visitors may be able to find themselves, a Christian home;
  • That East Shallowford is a place of learning and discovery, of engagement with the natural world, of learning new skills and values;
  • That Shallowford is a special space, in particular for urban groups, but indeed for all who come, to connect with the natural world, as Elizabeth Braund said, “A Lung for the City”
  • That Shallowford in its unique setting is a mirror of God’s creation, a signpost of his creation.

As Trustees and Staff Team we committed ourselves:

  1. to developing accommodation suited to our vision and purpose;
  2. to establishing a workable and sustainable business model to ensure the continuance and development of the project;
  3. to securing practical and lasting arrangements to run the farm on traditional lines;
  4. to keep alive the Shallowford vision.

Trustees are always available to talk, so please email a question to info@shallowford.co.uk and one of our excellent team of Trustees will be pleased to reply.
Robert Musgrave MBE etc Chairman

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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