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Tucked away in the North West
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May 3, Hartland Hartbreaker at Hartland Abbey

13(ish) miles of extreme cross-country running, this is a not-to-be-missed event for the endurance runner through spectacular woodland, coastal and parkland scenery, and for spectators who just want to stand and admire the sheer pluck, stamina and tenacity of the participants.

 

May 30, The Cream Tea Challenge in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breast Cancer Care Big Sheep, Abbotsham.

The Cream Tea Challenge is open to professional, amateur and junior bakers and entrants will have an opportunity to enter either the ‘Fruit Scone’ or ‘Plain Scone’ category or both categories. Entrants will have to bake four scones for each category. In order to avoid the age old debate as to whether the cream or jam should come first, Cream Tea Challenge sponsors, Asda of Bideford will be supplying the cream and jam and entrants can stipulate how they would prefer to have their scone dressed.

Jun 6 & 7, Lundy Gig Row, Clovelly

The row from Clovelly to Lundy and back across 32 miles of open seas is a huge test of endurance. Depending upon the weather and tides, it can take up to four hours. Do come along and support the brave crews! They leave Clovelly at 8am and arrive at Lundy at about 11am. The following day they leave Lundy at about 1pm and arrive back at Clovelly at about 4pm. Normal admission charges apply

Jun 6, Clovelly Lectures

Clovelly Lectures: Can the Royal Navy Still Defend British Shores?, The Right Honourable Baron West of Spithead, Clovelly. Born in 1948, West joined the Royal Navy in 1965, serving in fourteen different ships and commanding three. In 1982 he commanded HMS Ardent which was sunk during the Falklands War. West was the last to leave the sinking ship and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

Jun 14, Seaweed Festival, Clovelly

 The first annual event held to promote seaweed for its immense health and nutritional benefits. As it is hugely versatile, quay kitchens will have a wide variety of dishes and stalls will be selling a wide range of seaweed products along with seaweed arts and crafts. There’ll also be live music, demonstrations, talks and activities, including foraging, throughout the day. Children will enjoy story telling, street entertainment and The National Trust event-themed craft activities. Admission charges include all entertainment.

Jul 19, Clovelly Maritime Festival, Clovelly

 The day will be full of fun and cram-packed with a programme of all sorts of activities and entertainment for all ages. There’ll be lively music, crafty creations and family activities throughout the day, including maritime storytelling, Punch and Judy, underwater adventures and street theatre. On the quay there will be seafood kitchens and arts and crafts. Free entry for under 16s if they come dressed as a pirate, mermaid, salty sea dog or fish wife. Under 7s have free entry anyway, but we would love it if they come dressed up too.

Jul 27, Woolsery Agricultural Show, Woolsery

Summer in North Devon would not be complete without a visit to this ever popular show. Classes include crafts, cattle and sheep, together with horse and pony competitions. There will be a display of vintage farm machinery, a display of hounds and the Young Farmers’ “It’s a knockout”. You’ll find bustling trade stalls offering locally made crafts and food with fairground rides and a bouncy castle for the children. It’s a great summer day out for all the family! Admission charge.

Aug 8 & 9, RNLI Lifeboat Weekend, Clovelly.

Held in aid of the RNLI, it is a popular celebration of the Clovelly Lifeboat, ‘Toby Rundle’. The Lifeboat House will be open to visitors. On Saturday afternoon there will be a sponsored swim from Bucks Mills to Clovelly, followed by a barbecue.

Aug, 22 Clovelly Gig Regatta

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.

 

Sep 5&6, Giant Veggie Competition, Big Sheep.

Giant Veggie Competition, Big Sheep, Abbotsham. Try your hand at gardening and enter the GIANT Veggie Competition – The Big Sheep is on the look out for vegetables of all shapes and sizes for the competition. If you would like to enter please email nicola@thebigsheep.co.uk for an entry form. All entries must be in no later than 1st September 2015.

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