Press Releases

Bird Atlas reveals widespread sightings of East Devon’s rare Dartford Warbler

Sightings of the rare Dartford Warbler, previously confined to lowland heathlands such as the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths, have been recorded at higher altitudes and as far afield as the Midlands, according to the latest findings in the latest British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Bird Atlas.

Clinton’s Commando Challenge team raise £3000 for charity

A nine-strong team from Clinton Devon Estates took part in the gruelling Commando Challenge at the weekend, raising over £3000 for two local charities.

How ancient Devon woodland will help citizen scientists predict the effects of climate change

An intricate study of tree growth in ancient woodland in North Devon and Plymouth is expected to provide a template for volunteer scientists around the UK to help monitor the effects of climate change.

Liverton Solar Park Proposals

As landowners and land managers, we have a responsibility to do our part in finding sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels in the right place and at the right time to help the UK to secure 12% of its heat demand from renewable sources by 2020.

Funding boost for one of Devon’s top teenage cricketers

One of Devon’s top teenage cricketers has received a welcome boost to his fundraising efforts to join Devon’s Youth Cricket Tour on their annual Development Tour of South Africa.

George’s marathon run with family and friends raises thousands for cancer charities

Clinton Farms Manager George Perrott joined forces with his wife, children and two family friends to run the London Great Parks half marathon at the weekend, raising £4000 for two cancer research charities.

Two Golds for Clinton Venison in 2013 Taste of the West Awards

Clinton Venison is proud to have received two gold awards in this year’s prestigious Taste of the West Awards – for our locally produced venison sausages and for our loin fillet.

Rural family firms invited to join business growth pilot programme

Family-run businesses operating in rural Devon and Somerset are being invited to take part in a year-long pilot scheme which aims to boost the rural economy by bringing out the best in family firms.

Planning consent awarded for new homes at Plumb Park, Exmouth

to include an allocation of affordable housing as well as new public open spaces, woodlands and a much improved natural environment

Tackling the alien invasion

New film shows battle to protect East Devon’s river courses from invasive weed.

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

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

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

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892