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Dartmoor Hill Farm Project

The Dartmoor Hill Farm Project was set up to try to ensure a viable future for Dartmoor farmers. Since 2003 the Dartmoor Hill Farm Project has supported farmers on Dartmoor to establish and run a wide range of projects to add value to their businesses and to increase vocational skills. There is a small team of staff who are based in Princetown and can be contacted on 01822 890913 or emailed at The Project is actually more of an ongoing hub facility, specifically to support and address relevant issues relating to farming on Dartmoor. As such it is hosted by Dartmoor National Park Authority and funded primarily by them with the Duchy of Cornwall, along with various project related support for direct delivery which has included the Princes Countryside Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund, through Moor Than Meets The Eye and Our Upland Commons.

We act as a central point of contact for Dartmoor farmers on a wide range of enquiries and assistance, sending out regular newsletters with relevant information and topical issues to our database of nearly 400 farms.

Our emphasis is on assisting farmers with advice, guidance, collaborative activities, communication and funding, and to instigate innovations and ideas going forwards. As such, we really want to be able to represent and support all of Dartmoor and endeavour to do so through ongoing discussion and consultation with our Steering Group and our farming audience. 


Please keep in touch via our latest newsletter available on the 'News & Projects' page or sign up to receive our mail outs using the button above. We are also on Facebook and post regularly with news, events and items of interest. We want to hear from you!


We are currently reviewing & updating the website, which means some content may be out of date. If in doubt, please contact us for any queries.


Contact the Dartmoor Hill Farm Project team

David Attwell, Land Management Adviser

Hazel Kendall, Dartmoor Farming Officer

Office Telephone: 01822 890913      

The project is based at Dartmoor National Park Authority's Princetown office.

There may not always be someone in the office, so please leave a message or drop us an email as below.  If your enquiry is urgent and the Dartmoor Hill Farm Project office is unavailable please call the Dartmoor National Park Authority reception on 01626 832093


Contact Address
Dartmoor Hill Farm Project
The Old Duchy Hotel,
PL20 6QF
Tel: 01822 890913


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