The Sharpham Estate includes 550 acres of stunning scenery and a diverse range of environments, from the Dart Estuary to the ancient woodlands that clothe the sides of this dramatically beautiful waterway. Reed bed, salt marsh, streams, ponds and farmland make the Sharpham Estate one of the most varied and exciting outdoor classrooms in Devon.
Drawing on the rich history of the estate and in a new and exciting partnership with Ambios Ltd , the Sharpham Outdoors Project strives to build closer links between the human and natural world. It provides opportunities for reconnecting people with themselves, each other, and to the land through developing practical skills to help create a more sustainable future.
The Sharpham Outdoors Project offers innovative, creative and practical programmes for adults, young people, children and families. As well as a number of stand-alone programmes, some courses integrate approaches from Sharpham’s Mindfulness, Arts and Enquiry work.
The Project is in the process of developing its base of operations at Lower Sharpham Barton Farm. This is where it will work together with The Sharpham Trust and the Robert Owen Communities to look after the land and people that use it.
A place to get active
In the words of our visitors
- Thank you Anna (and John) for a memorable couple of days. Lots of really genuine and deep enthusiasm from the young people that shared the experience. The beauty of the place and your warmth and clarity really has had an effect this year. It would be great to return next year and build on that with some of the same students (currently nearly all keen to sign up now!) It was a real privilege to be part of and witness such a real epiphany for some of them, concentrating on creating space to grow and wonder was definitely the best approach Thank you so much.
- Bruce (and Louise) and 17 grubby, tired, transformed teenagers (A school group of 13-15 year-olds taking part in Forest School type activities and camping out overnight in shelters on the estate)
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