Press Releases

Cycling in harmony with nature and people

Devon’s mountain bikers have been working with conservationists to encourage fellow cyclists to be more respectful of nature, wildlife and people when they visit the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths (EDPH).

Clinton Devon Estates go pink for the Hospiscare Twilight Walk 2018

A team of keen women walkers from Clinton Devon Estates has taken part in the Twilight Walk in Exmouth.

Bicton Arena named Britain’s top show centre

Bicton Arena, in East Devon, widely regarded as the finest equestrian facility in the South West, has been named Britain’s top show centre by Horse & Hound magazine.

Otterton Primary School is named East Devon winner of this year’s Kingfisher Award Scheme

Worms play an incredibly important part in the food production cycle. They improve soil quality which helps grass to grow, which is consumed by dairy cows in vast quantities so they have the energy to produce up to 50 pints of milk each a day.

Dog owners urged to keep dogs on paths to help protect nesting birds on Pebblebed Heaths

Conservation experts are encouraging dog walkers to keep their pets close to heel for the next few months to protect rare ground nesting of birds on the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths.

Research reveals health benefits of the Pebblebed Heaths are worth hundreds of thousands of pounds

An Exeter University research project exploring the links between environment and health and wellbeing has revealed that the economic value of the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths in relation to human health is worth at least £450,000 a year.

Clinton Devon Estates’ pedal power raising funds for FORCE

A team of eight from Clinton Devon Estates is once again taking on the gruelling Nello Cycle Challenge to raise money for local cancer charity, FORCE (Friends of the Oncology and Radiotherapy Centre, Exeter).

Extensive, eight-month restoration of ancient Woodbury Castle hill fort nears completion

An extensive project spanning eight months to restore East Devon’s 2,500-year-old Iron Age hill fort, Woodbury Castle is nearing completion.

Dog walkers asked to help protect wildlife on heaths

Conservation experts are working with pet owners to encourage responsible dog walking on some of the South West’s most precious landscapes.

Changes to funding offer huge opportunity for agriculture

As the Government launches a ten week consultation into the future of farm subsidies, Estates Director John Varley considers the challenges and opportunities facing British agriculture.

to set out against the Scots, the King’s enemies and rebels

– Instructions given by Edward 1 to John de Clinton on 8th April 1298, prior to him leading the Royal army to victory at the Battle of Falkirk. As a direct result the Clinton Barony was formed on 22nd July 1299

Handing over something more valuable than we have today,

– Estates ethos

Do what you can to elevate your profession. It is an honourable one

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892

…and the Lord Clinton was, by the whole Council, brought to the King’s presence, who after like thanks was given, was pleased that he should be made High Admiral of England and one of his Privy Council…

– Official record of appointment of 9th Baron Clinton as Lord High Admiral for life on 4th May 1550

We are trustees for life of the countryside

– 22nd Baron Clinton, 2002