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Tucked away in the North West
corner of Devon, on the border
with North Cornwall, yet only
just over an hour from the M5.

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Throughout Dec, Hartland Town Band, venues across the Peninsula.

Keeping to a very long held tradition, the wonderful Hartland town band will be touring right across the Peninsula throughout December to bring traditional carols to all corners of the area. See their website for dates and venues.

Weds through Dec, White Hare Gallery & other venues, Hartland.

 White Hare Gallery and other venues, Hartland. Do your Christmas shopping in relaxed style at the White Hare Gallery and other venues each Wednesday evening leading up to Christmas. Wonderful and unique gifts to make someone's Christmas really special.

Dec 6 - 24, Wooly's Wonderland, Big Sheep.

 Children across the South West are invited to experience the Christmas magic at The BIG Sheep’s Woolly’s Wonderland during the month of December, on weekends and daily from 20th – 24th December. Santa will be ensconced in his very own Christmas grotto, and Santa knows whose being naughty and nice and will be giving away some lovely gifts to all the boys and girls who visit his cosy little grotto.

Dec 7, Clovelly Christmas Lights

 Clovelly Christmas Lights. Christmas is a magical time at Clovelly. A local brass band leads the procession down to the harbour and accompanies Christmas carols sung with a local choir. A hog roast, punch and mince pies follow and Father Christmas makes a surprise visit. At about 5 p.m. the switch is thrown and the entire village and harbour are lit up. It's a fantastic sight and there is a grand finale of fireworks to finish off. Admission charge by donation to the R.N.L.
For further details see www.clovelly.co.uk

Dec 6, 13, 20, Farmer's Christmas Markets

Christmas Farmers' Market at The Big Sheep, Abbotsham. Free range turkeys, organic meats, sprouts on stalks, cheeses, cakes, puddings, biscuits, fudge, chocolate, bread, fish and Christmas trees are just some of the delights which will be on offer at the South West’s BIGGEST indoor Farmers’ Markets. The markets will be held at the BIG Sheep in Bideford on Saturdays 6th, 13th, 20th December.

Dec 8, Santa is coming to Hartland!

Santa Claus is coming to town, thanks to the Bideford Round Table.
Throughout December, Father Christmas will be calling at various towns and villages all around the Torridge area. Last year the Round Table’s tour raised more than £9,000. To follow the route, visit www.bideford
roundtable.co.uk.

Dec 21, 10am-1pm, Hartland Farmers' Christmas Market.

At the Parish Hall, Hartland.  Delicious festive food & drink and unique gifts, arts & crafts. A wonderful chance to purhcase your Christmas fruit, veg, cheese, meat & cream plus last minute perfect gifts.

Dec 24, Carols in the Square with Hartland Town Band.

Hartland Square.   You know Christmas is finally here when it's Carols in the Square with Hartland Town Band. This annual tradition means that the big day is almost here and it's time for the festivities to truly begin. Bring all the family for this wonderfullly traditionally start to Christmas. 

Dec 26, Clovelly Boxing Day Barbeque

 Clovelly Boxing Day Barbeque. 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. For further details see www.clovelly.co.uk

Have you seen a Great spotted woodpecker around the Hartland Peninsula?

Great spotted woodpecker courtesy of Devon Wildlife (Neil Bygrave)

Most of us have heard woodpeckers... but how many of us have seen one? The Great spotted woodpecker can be seen all year round in our woodlands and hedgerows, although they are quite shy and will often play 'hide and seek' with watchers! Up to 23cm they are black and white with a distinctive crimson area under the tail. They live on insects and grubs living in dead trees - pecking and boring for them produces that distinctive drumming sound.

They are not particulary endangered but you can still report sightings to the Devon Biodiversity Records Centre.

For more information, photographs and a video of this lovely bird, see this page of the Devon Wildlife Trust website.

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