2022 EVENTS IN CLOVELLY

 

February: Shrove Tuesday - 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.

 

April 4-18 - Clovelly Village 'Find the Easter Chicks' perched up and down the tumbling cottages along the cobbled street to the Quay.

 

April 17- 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.

 

April 24 - Easter Sunday - Holy Communion service at 11am at All Saints Church, Clovelly.

 

Lundy Gig Row - 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! 

 

May 29 - 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.

 

July 10 - 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.

 

July 3Maritime 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.

 

July - Annual Parish Hall Garden Show & Fete.

July 25 - 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.

 

August 6-7 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.

August 27 - 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. 

 

September Lobster & Crab Festival.  Join the fun party atmosphere with Live folk music and theatre. Craft and food stall etc.

October 25 - Apple Day - Lots of lovely apple crafts and activities

November 5- Parish Hall Fireworks and BBQ

 

November 13 - Remembrance Sunday 10-45am in All Saints Church.

 

November 20  Herring Festival. A celebration of the 'Silver Darlings'. Herring dishes, Kipperland exhibition, local cider and wine/beer with shanty singers and lots more.

 

December - RNLI. Christmas Lights, Carols and fireworks in Clovelly Village. Come and follow the brass band down the street from about 3-00pm.

 

December 24  - Christmas Eve Carol Service in All Saints Church. 6.30pm

A modern service with readings, poems and the traditional carols.

 

EVENTS IN NORTH DEVON

 

November - January - RHS Rosemoor Glow Garden Illuminations

March/April - Easter Sunday Magical Son Rise service - 6.30am - high on the cliffs at Hartland Quay. 

 

May - Devon County Show, Exeter - Animals, Food, Flowers and Fun!

July - North Devon Firefly Fayre & Ball in the Parish Hall.

Stalls, workshops, bands and entertainers. 

 

​August - Hartland Town Brass Band Carnival Concert - 7.30pm Hartland Village Hall followed by a week of events, culminating with the Carnival on Saturday August 10th.

 

August - North Devon Show Umberleigh - Traditional Agricultural Show - Animals, Crafts etc. 8am to 6pm.

 

August - Hartland Carnival Parade - 5 30pm floats assemble 7-00 to 7-30pm parade around the town.

 

September -  Appledore Book Festival - Workshops and talks by various authors. All profits to charity.

Local Attractions

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.
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  - click on the name in bold for websites

 

Clovelly Court Gardens - part of world famous fishing village! 

 

Docton Mill = Pretty gardens and tea room

 

Marwood Hill Gardens nr Barnstaple

 

Castle Hill Gardens nr Barnstaple

 

RHS Garden Rosemoor Great Torrington 

 

Hartland Abbey and Gardens - Home of Mallory Towers and much more! 

 

Arlington Court  - Barnstaple  - Nearest National Trust property

Milky Way Adventure Park  - Great all weather day out for all the family - just around the corner!