The Hillyfield is a 45-acre woodland farm and ancient woodland regeneration project in a secluded valley in Harbourneford within Dartmoor National Park and walking distance from South Brent. It is managed for environmental and community benefit. Hillyfield aims to engage young people and adults in rural skills and sustainable livelihoods through a programme of workshops and monthly volunteering opportunities.
The Hillyfield is still engaged in a long running dispute with Dartmoor National Park Authority and now a Public Inquiry by the Planning Inspectorate will be held at Parke, Bovey Tracey on 10-12 April 2018 into why DNP planning authority refused permission and then served enforcement notices for buildings used to care for the woods. The Hillyfield will have to raise a further £10,000 to afford the legal and professional fees. Read full details of the appeal on the Save Hillyfield website.