Press Releases

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.

East Devon heathland wildfire site focus of globally important University of Exeter research project

Clinton Devon Estates is supporting an internationally important research project into the effect of wildfires on global warming.

Clinton Devon Estates go back in time for an 80’s inspired fundraising walk for Hospiscare

A team of ten from Clinton Devon Estates have raised over £135 for the local branch of Hospiscare in an eighties-themed five-mile walk.

Clinton Devon Estates completes the 100 mile Nello Cycle Challenge

On Sunday 25th June, a team of seven from Clinton Devon Estates took on the gruelling 100 mile Nello Challenge, with three more team members completing the challenging 55-mile route, to raise money for local cancer charity, FORCE (Friends of the Oncology and Radiotherapy Centre, Exeter).

Clinton Devon Estates takes on the Nello Cycle Challenge 2017

The Nello Cycle Challenge 2017 is fast approaching and the Clinton Devon Estates team preparations are well underway.

Options for future of Lower Otter Estuary to go on show

Members of the public are being given the chance to learn more about proposals for the future shape of the Lower Otter Estuary.

New business units in Exmouth allow local firms to expand

For 20 years, master craftsman Richard Witherby has been creating bespoke hardwood and softwood joinery and producing other essential carpentry for people throughout East Devon.

Rare opportunity to bid for East Devon farm tenancy for the first time in 20 years

Particulars are now available to download from this website

Kim Strawbridge appointed as site manager of one of England's rarest landscapes

Clinton Devon Estates has appointed Kim Strawbridge as Site Manager of the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths (EDPH) - one of the rarest landscapes and habitats in Europe.

One of the South West’s largest organic dairies appoints Velcourt in run-up to Brexit

Clinton Devon Farms Partnership (CDFP), a Clinton Devon Estates farming business, has announced the appointment of Europe’s leading farming company, Velcourt Limited, to manage its East Devon organic dairy and help to steer it through the complexities of Brexit.

…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

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

We are trustees for life of the countryside

– 22nd Baron Clinton, 2002

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

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892