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Events at Clovelly

August 01, 2015

The West Country boasts a long tradition of racing pilot gigs.  Gig racing is exciting and strenuous, with crews reaching speeds of 9 knots in North Devon's powerful tidal waters. 

You're assured an exhilarating day's racing.  So come along and cheer on the brave crews!

Normal admission charges apply

August 08, 2015 to August 09, 2015

 

Held in aid of the RNLI, this popular event is a celebration of the Clovelly lifeboat and its volunteer crew.

On Saturday there will be a 2 mile sponsored sea swim.  Please contact rachel.clovelly@hotmail.co.uk Tel:  07988 630830 if you are interested in taking part.

On Sunday there will be operational displays by the...

September 06, 2015 to September 26, 2015

Experience life at sea and the exhilarating pleasure of sailing aboard the historic vessel, Irene, along the stunning coastline of Clovelly or to Lundy Island this September.  Enjoy lending the crew a hand by hoisting sails, trimming jibs and steering the ship.

No experience necessary - just come along for the fun!

'Irene' was launched in 1907 in Bridgwater, Somerset and is a "West...

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The Victorian poet, Charles Kingsley, lived in Clovelly as a child.  His poems are full of rhyme, rhythm and alliteration. As part of the Fun Trail, children are invited to write a poem 'in the style of Charles Kingsley' on what they might see, hear, smell and feel. The best poems submitted by children are displayed here (spelling has not been corrected): Song of the Sea Clear and cool, clear and cool, By laughing, gurgling, dreaming sea; Cool and clear, cool and clear, By splashing, dashing,... more

63 year old former Royal Marine, Taff Davies (in white in the photo), arrived at Clovelly on 16 July on his walk to Lands End.  The Hon. John Rous was there to greet him at the harbour.  RMA veterans and serving Royal Marines from Commando Logistic Regiment at Braunton accompanied him from Minehead to Bude.  The sponsored walk is on behalf of the RM Charitable Trust Fund, Cancer Research UK and Alzheimer Scotland.

Clovelly Yarn-Bombing attracted a huge number of visitors and raised money for the RNLI and Children's Hospice South West.  It will remain in place until the day after  the Maritime Festival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBEYLEeDaYo&feature=share And you can view an album of photos on Clovelly Facebook page.

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