Things to do

Things to do in Clovelly range from activities to workshops, so there is something for everyone.  Whilst visiting Clovelly why not try your hand at silk courses, pot-making, sewing, quilting, knitting, furniture painting, soap making, candle making, rag-rugging or maybe take a chartered fishing trip. Many places have a lovely shopping experience; galleries, museums and shops that sell everything to entice you.  

There are some amazing walks along the cliffs, the beaches and through the village. The waterfall past the Lifeboat station has links to Merlin the wizard as there is a hidden cave behind – supposedly he called this home! Alternatively why not arrive by yacht and moor on the quay.  For more details click here.

This picture shows a boat trip along the coast from Clovelly harbour. 

On Hobby Drive, one of the original roads into Clovelly, you can see lots of wild life, fauna and flora. The road, created by returning soldiers from the Napoleonic wars winds towards the village from the now main Bideford road. To the south of Clovelly there is Mouthmill, a natural harbour where the elements have cut out the Black Church Rock over the centuries. Consequently this was a favourite spot for pirates, to work along the Clovelly coast back in the day. They would bring their bounty ashore and then take it to the village or store and hide it in the woods surrounding the Estate. These days the woods are now full of pheasants, deer and other birds 

Clovelly is also a perfect location for a relaxing break or to host a celebration. Jana’s Village Tours have been bringing the history and stories of this famous little village to life. Why not contact her prior to your arrival and arrange a tour call her on 0797 413 4701 or email her on You will come away with stories and information that make the village tour an exceptional experience.  

For tariffs and more information visit: “Visiting Clovelly