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Events at Clovelly

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...

September 06, 2015

Clovelly celebrates its famous lobsters and crabs sustainably caught by its fishermen with a great day out for all the family.   
Choose from a variety of crab and lobster dishes cooked on the quay or book a table at the Red Lion Harbour Restaurant and dine on delicious lobster and seafood platters.   
There'll be live folk music, chef cookery demonstrations...

September 12, 2015

Clovelly Lifeboat Station will host the start of the “Station to Station” sponsored walk in aid of the RNLI on Saturday 12th September. The walk is 16.5 miles to Appledore along the coastal path from Clovelly. Registration is at 8am. The event is organised by Appledore RNLI Fundraising Branch, with help from the Clovelly Branch.  If  you would like to participate, please contact Rachel Hannam on 07989 747163.



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

The Great Tour charity ride came to Clovelly on Sunday, 23rd August.  A 64 day circumnavigation of Great Britain by bicycle in aid of several charities, this particular leg of the journey was from Boscastle to Clovelly.  To find out more about the Great Tour, visit

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