Hill Farm Project Latest News


Current Funding

We are grateful to the Prince's Countryside Fund, DNPA, the Duchy of Cornwall and the Heritage Lottery Fund for our current funding from 2017-2020.

The Prince's Farm Resilience Programme

Dartmoor Hill Farm Project is one of 15 partners working throughout the UK to deliver 'The Prince's Farm Resilience Programme', aimed at businesses who's primary enterprise is beef, sheep or dairy.

Heather Beetle

In many areas, the Heather Trust believes that the heather beetle has been instrumental in driving the change from heather to grass dominated moorland. They request any records of  heather beetle damage on Dartmoor. Please respond directly to the Heather Trust if you have observations from 2018 by filling in the Heather Beetle Survey Form.

Drop in Desk

We have a drop-in computer desk with internet access and printer available for Dartmoor farmers to use at the DHFP office. In some cases we can book computer trainers to help you with a particular programme or aspect of IT that will help your farm business.  


Farmers can borrow one of our two FECPAKs for 3 months to see how you get on with checking the worm burden of your sheep on farm. A Payment of £30 is needed and you get the support of a farmer mentor to show you how to set it up and use it.  


The Hill Farm Project newsletter currently has a circulation of over 500 farmers on Dartmoor.  It is produced quarterly, with additional mail-outs for special issues or events.

October 2018 Interim Newsletter

August 2018 Newsletter

June 2018 Newsletter

May 2018 Training Newsletter

February 2018 Interim Newsletter

December 2017 Newsletter

September 2017 Interim Newsletter

July 2017 Newsletter

June 2017 Interim Newsletter

April 2017 Newsletter

February 2017 Interim Newsletter

November 2016 Newsletter

July 2016 Newsletter

April 2016 Newsletter

January 2016 Newsletter

Farmers on Dartmoor who are not already receiving these newsletters can be added to our mailing list for postal or electronic newsletters and regular email alerts on funding and training. Please send your contact details, including email address to hfp@dartmoor.gov.uk.