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Events at Clovelly

December 06, 2015

Christmas is a magical time at Clovelly.  The promenade starts down the cobbles with a local brass band leading the procession down to the harbour and accompanies Christmas carols sung by a local choir.  

There'll be a hog roast, hot dogs, Christmas punch and other refreshments available at the Harbour and Lifeboat Station and Father Christmas will makes a surprise visit.

At about 5 p.m. the switch...

December 26, 2015

Join us for our Boxing Day Barbecue on the quay at Clovelly, with FREE entrance into the village. Why not enjoy a walk on the estate then come along to the barbecue where there will be live music, mulled wine, and even a treasure hunt?
It should make the perfect follow-up to your own family day.

February 09, 2016

Free entry after 4.30 p.m.
Lentsherd (pronounced ‘Lanshard’) is an old Clovelly Shrove Tuesday custom, and the aim is to chase bad spirits away and drive the devil into the sea before Lent. At dusk children set off Down-a-long, dragging clattering tin cans, which are then tied together and thrown into the sea (later retrieved). Children taking part will receive a free pancake to decorate with toppings.



Clovelly has been awarded GOLD by South West in Bloom on 24th September 2015, entirely due to the efforts of the Clovelly Gardening Group and residents. Photo taken at the South West in Bloom award presentation at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.  Left to right: Ellie Jarvis, Steve Marvell, The Hon. John Rous, Eileen Turnock, Jonathan Dimbleby, Su Maddocks and the Mayor of Dartmouth.

The August issue of Tatler Magazine, under Fashion content, included 10 pages of superb photos of a fabulous model  taken at Clovelly: 'Loving Summer. Seaside super-chic" (styled by Deep Kailey and photographed by Will Sanders).  3 photos can be partially viewed on Tatler Facebook  photo page and all on Clovelly Facebook (click on icon on homepage).

Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages, Devon & Cornwall, Channel 4 Episode 1 includes Clovelly.  Available from 2 Sept. for 29 days. To watch, click on