Press Releases

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.

Team to assess impact on wildlife following fire

Clinton Devon Estates would like to thank the Devon and Somerset Fire Service, the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths Wardens and the RSPB who worked closely together to tackle the 50-hectare fire on Colaton Raleigh Common at the weekend. The fire impacted on 5% of the total area of the heaths.

River Otter Beaver Trial voted ‘Wildlife success of the year’

East Devon’s River Otter Beaver Trial has been hailed as a major wildlife success in a nationwide poll of nature overs.

With help from Friends, ancient hillfort is saved

A partnership formed by Clinton Devon Estates, Historic England, local people and a team of dedicated enthusiasts has been instrumental in helping preserve a nationally important Iron Age hillfort. The Friends of Berry Castle was set up early in 2015 and made such great progress that in just two years the ancient fort was removed from Historic England’s Heritage At Risk Register.

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

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892

We are trustees for life of the countryside

– 22nd Baron Clinton, 2002

Handing over something more valuable than we have today,

– Estates ethos

…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