EVENTS IN CLOVELLY
Shrove Tuesday 5th March 2019 at 5pm - Lentsherd - Pronounced 'Lansherd', an old Clovelly custom. At dusk children set off Down-a-long, dragging clattering tin cans to chase the devil into the sea.
Monday 8th April - Monday 22nd April 2019 - Clovelly Village 'Find the Easter Chicks' perched up and down the tumbling cottages along the cobbled street to the Quay.
Sunday April 14th 2019 - Palm Sunday - Experience this Special Service in All Saints Church with the Blessing of the Clovelly Donkeys and procession through the Court Garden down to the village.
Easter Sunday 21st April 2019 - Holy Communion service at 11am at All Saints Church, Clovelly.
Lundy Gig Row - 2019 date to be confirmed - The row from Clovelly to Lundy and back across 32 miles of open seas is a huge test of endurance. Depending upon the weather and tides, it can take up to four hours. Do come along and support the brave crews!
Sunday 26th May 2019 - Seaweed Festival, promoting seaweed for its immense health nutritional benefits.
Quay kitchens with a surprising variety of dishes and stalls selling a range of seaweed products and arts and crafts.
Wednesday 12th - Sunday 16th June 2019 - Celebration of Charles Kingsley Bicentenary
Saturday 22nd June 2019 - Clovelly to Bude Marathon
Sunday 14th July 2019 - The Annual Sea Sunday Service on the Quay - This national event remembers the work of the Mission for Seafarers [founded in Clovelly] and the RNLI.
Saturday 20th July 2019 - Maritime Festival - a day of traditional seaside entertainment. Shanty singers, Punch and Judy and lots more. Delicious seafood and the 'Clovelly Gun Run' down the cobbles.
Sunday 28th July 2019 - Annual Parish Hall Garden Show & Fete.
Monday 29th July 2019 - Woolsery Agricultural Show - Clovelly Court grounds. A real old style show with all the farm animals and horse judging classes in the show ring. Bustling trade, local crafts and food stands.
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August 2019 - Lifeboat weekend. Held in aid of the RNLI - a popular celebration for our lifeboat and crew. A sponsored swim to/from Bucks Mills, races, tug-of-war and food stalls galore.
Saturday August 2019 - Date to be confirmed - Gig Regatta. With crews reaching speeds of nine knots in North Devon's powerful tidal waters. You are assured of an exhilarating day's racing.
Sunday 1st September 2019 - Lobster & Crab Festival. Join the fun party atmosphere with Live folk music and theatre. Craft and food stall etc.
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 - Apple Day
Tuesday 5th November 2019 - Parish Hall Fireworks and BBQ
Sunday 10th November 2019 - Remembrance Sunday 10-45am in All Saints Church.
Sunday 17th November 2019 - Herring Festival. A celebration of the 'Silver Darlings'. Herring dishes, Kipperland exhibition, local cider and wine/beer with shanty singers and lots more.
Sunday 1st December 2019 - RNLI. Christmas Lights, Carols and fireworks in Clovelly Village. Come and follow the brass band down the street from about 3-00pm.
Tuesday 24th December 2019 - Christmas Eve Carol Service in All Saints Church. 6.30pm
A modern service with readings, poems and the traditional carols.
EVENTS IN NORTH DEVON
15 November 2018 - 5 January 2019 - RHS Rosemoor Glow Garden Illuminations
21 April 2019 - Magical Son Rise service - 6.30am - high on the cliffs at Hartland Quay.
Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th May 2019 - Devon County Show, Exeter - Animals, Food, Flowers and Fun!
Saturday 21st July - North Devon Firefly Fayre & Ball in the Parish Hall.
Stalls, workshops, bands and entertainers. www.spanglefish.com/firefly/index.asp
Sunday July 28th 2019 - Hartland Town Band Carnival Concert - 7.30pm Hartland Village Hall followed by a week of events, culminating with the Carnival on Saturday August 10th.
Wednesday 7th August 2019 - North Devon Show, Umberleigh - Traditional Agricultural Show - Animals, Crafts etc. 8am to 6pm.
Saturday 10th August 2019 - Hartland Carnival Parade - 5 30pm floats assemble 7-00 to 7-30pm parade around the town.
Friday 20th Sept to Saturday 28th Sept 2019 - Appledore Book Festival - Workshops and talks by various authors. All profits to charity.
Places Of Interest
The Island of Lundy lies 10 miles off the coast of North Devon where the Atlantic meets the Bristol Channel. A place of outstanding natural beauty. Skies full of birds, pirate haunts, seals, Lundy ponies and the lovable puffin.
The South-West Coast Path - 630 miles (1,014 Kms) passes through Clovelly and is ideal for a short stroll or a good day’s hiking. There are some circluar walks of varing difficulty.
This is truly a great walking area, the path runs from the top of the cliffs to right down onto the beach as it meanders along the coast, sometimes in the open and other times on the deeply wooded slopes. For more information see www.swcp.org.uk
From Westward Ho! it will take you between 5 and 6 hours of, in places, strenuous walking - passing by Abbotsham and Green Cliffs, Portledge and Bucks Mills to get to the easier Hobby Drive - a few miles from Clovelly.
The path continues from Clovelly to Hartland Quay and will take from 4 to 5 hours. Firstly along the cliff edge up Gallantry Bower to Mouthmill, up Brownsham cliff and Windbury Head. Then rather easier passing Exmansworthy, Fatacott, the Titchberries to Hartland Point. Here there is an excellent refreshment kiosk which is open from Easter to October. The path then turns south, up and down, to Blackpool Mill and finally past the old rocket house to Hartland Quay.
Hartland Quay here you can look back at the stunning coastal scenery and amazing cliffs, layers of slate- stone folded every whichway many millions of years ago. The sea can be spectacular here as it thunders against the rocks and cliffs as this is the first landfall from Canada across the Atlantic Ocean.
Houses & Gardens
There are many gardens in the area that are all worth a visit including:
Marwood Hill Gardens, nr Barnstaple
Castle Hill Gardens, nr Barnstaple
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington
Arlington Court, nr Barnstaple - This is also the nearest National Trust property