Join in the celebration of the beautiful heaths

The 21st annual East Devon Pebblebed Heath Week is taking place on 23-29 July 2017; a celebration of the beautiful heathland landscape of East Devon.

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Join in the celebration of the beautiful heaths

Whether you enjoy wildlife, history or getting active in the outdoors, there is something here for you!

Join a week of activities, events and walks where you can learn more about the wildlife, history and conservation work that makes these heathlands so unusual, with something for all the family.

Family Festival Day kicked off the event on 23 July, with a range of activities for all ages, including walks, talks, crafts and quizzes, celebrating all the heaths have to offer.

Throughout the rest of the week, there are even more events and activities to suit all the family, from pond dipping and storytelling to mountain biking across the heathland landscape.

For those wanting to find out more about the Heaths, Head of Wildlife and Conservation at Clinton Devon Estates, Dr Sam Bridgewater will be holding a talk on the management of the important heathland landscape on 24 July.

The Royal Marines are holding a ‘Meet the Marines’ day on 26 July, which will include military fitness challenges, laser tag, and a chance to try ration pack food.

29 July is the very first Pebblebed Dog Day which will celebrate how important the heaths are for our four-legged friends and their owners. This event will also see the launch of Devon Loves Dogs – join us to find out more!

For full the full line up of events and details of how to get involved, visit www.heathweek.org/events. Price and booking requirements vary for each event, but charity donations are encouraged!

Heath Week is a partnership project between the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust, East Devon District Council, Devon Wildlife Trust, RSPB, and Clinton Devon Estates. www.heathweek.org

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

But our power for good or evil in this world’s affairs in a countryside is enormous

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892

Handing over something more valuable than we have today,

– Estates ethos

We are trustees for life of the countryside

– 22nd Baron Clinton, 2002

…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