Teacher, Sadie Davies, is the first woman to swim to Lundy and be returned to Clovelly


Sadie Davies, a teacher, is the first ever woman to complete the 15 mile swim from Hartland to Lundy in under nine hours.  She was raising money for the environmental charity, ‘Surfers Against Sewage’ and was returned to Clovelly.

The island was a very important place for Mrs. Davies, as she spent lots of time in her childhood there with her father, who was a scuba diver.
When her father died, his family took his ashes to the island.  So Sadie felt it was like swimming out to him.

On her return to Clovelly by boat, she was presented with the Cyril Webber Cup (named after the first person to attempt to swim in 1952) by The Hon. John Rous

Teacher becomes first woman to swim to Lundy

Clovelly Maritime Festival

Sunday 21st July 2024

Watch the exciting Clovelly Cup yacht rally against a backdrop of live music, street entertainment, activities and games for the whole family. Join us for a day full of fun, all in aid of The Mission to Seafarers.