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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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4th September, Lobster & Crab Feast, Clovelly.

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.

24th September, Hartland Autumn Garden Show, The Playing Fields Pavillion, Hartland, 2.30 - 4.30pm.

A smaller version of the hugely popular summer event, there are still a wide variety of classes to enter, open to all. All the exhibits are on view and refreshments are available. Come and celebrate autumn's abundance. Everyone welcome.

28th October, Apple Day, Clovelly.

Bring a bag of apples, watch them being pressed, taste the juice outside the Visitor Centre, or bring more for pasteurisation and bottling.

20th November, Clovelly Herring Festival 10th Anniversary, Clovelly.

Clovelly was once a major centre for herring fishing and our annual Herring Festival is held to promote these tasty, nutritious 'Silver Darlings' and support carefully managed fishing as carried out by our local fishermen. The village once depended on the harvest of herring, which are caught in superb condition for a short season off its coast.

4th December, Clovelly Christmas Lights, Clovelly.

Christmas is a magical time at Clovelly. The promenade starts down the cobbles with a local brass band leading the procession down to the harbour and accompanies Christmas carols sung by a local choir. There'll be a hog roast, hot dogs, Christmas grog and other refreshments available at the Harbour and Lifeboat Station and Father Christmas will make a surprise visit. At about 5 p.m.

26th December, Boxing Day Barbeque, Clovelly

Join us for our Boxing Day Barbecue on the quay at Clovelly, With FREE entrance into the village, why not have a walk on the estate then come along to the barbecue where there will be live music, mulled wine, and even a treasure hunt if you are up to it. Free entrance all day.

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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