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Events at Clovelly

December 26, 2014


Bring your family and friends for a relaxing Boxing Day and enjoy a lunch time barbecue of meat, fish and vegetables at the harbour with a background of live jazz music.

A varied menu with a New Orleans twist, all individually priced

FREE entry to the village on the day.

February 17, 2015

Lentsherd (pronounced 'Lanshard') is an old Clovelly Shrove Tuesday custom, which takes place on Shrove Tuesday.

At dusk, children set off 'down-a-long'  to the harbour, dragging clattering tin cans tied to string.  The cans are then tied together and thrown into the sea (to be later retrieved).  The aim is to rid Clovelly of all the bad things from the previous year by chasing bad spirits away and driving...

March 28, 2015 to April 06, 2015

Twenty fudge stones will be hidden in the village for ten days, leading up to and over Easter.
Find one and take it to the Fudge Shop at the Vistor Centre and discover how much fudge you have won.
If you find Number 20, you will win a whole kilo of fudge made up of eight different flavours - what a treat!
And you can come back and try again.  One stone redeemable per visiting family per day...



  Boat Stories is a series of short films, produced by Jo Stewart-Smith, about life on and around the water in North Devon.  Fishing for Clovelly herring is the latest; a scenic and moving short film.  To view, click on

  During the Maritime Festival, in support of the North Devon Hospice, on Sunday, 20 July, the Clovelly RNLI Station received a call from the coastguard to launch the Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat  ‘Toby Rundle’ at 2:28 pm.  The volunteer crew went in search of a fishing boat with engine failure.  They found the boat and crew and towed the fishing boat back to Clovelly where she was safely moored. It is rare that so many members of the public see an emergency call such as this.  Tom Wiersma,... more

  The Hon. John Rous is supporting a charity event in aid of RAFT (wound healing research ), and Walking With The Wounded (raising funds to retrain and re-skill wounded ex service men and women).  He donated an auction prize for a Clovelly Shoot, which is one of the best in the country. The event will be held  at Hurlingham Club, London, on 28th November.   Raft: Walking with the Wounded: Clovelly Shoot:  http://www.theclovellyshoot... more