Press Releases

Fresh vision for Exmouth's sustainable future

Clinton Devon Estates has unveiled a refreshed masterplan to support the sustainable development of Exmouth and help the town “responsibly and sensitively” meet the social, economic and environmental challenges of the next 20 years and beyond.

Fire and rescue on Woodbury Common

A fire and rescue exercise has taken place on Woodbury Common as part of national resilience training, which aims to coordinate national resources in preparation for major incidents.

River Otter Beaver Trial begins as animals are released into the wild

This pair of adult beavers were released into the River Otter on a sunny spring evening this week to join another three which have all been given a clean bill of health after being removed in February to be tested for disease.

Estates Director awarded Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Societies

Estates Director for Clinton Devon Estates, John Varley, has been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Societies for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The award recognises his continued service and leadership within the industry.

Landowner welcomes River Otter beaver reintroduction trial

- BUT says agreements for their long term management are essential.

Marines conduct clean sweep of Woodbury Common

Question: What’s green and tidy? Answer: Woodbury Common, after two troops of Royal Marine recruits scoured the area picking up litter.

A 700 year history in less than 3 minutes

Clinton Devon Estates Animation

Illegal off-road bikers are warned of heavy fines

Illegal off-road motorcyclists using one of East Devon’s most important conservation sites could face fines of up to £20,000 or more, the authorities have warned.

East Devon countryside is teacher Kate’s new classroom

Children and communities across East Devon will be able to learn more about their rural environment and speak to those who manage it thanks to the appointment of the first Countryside Learning Officer for Clinton Devon Estates.

Bicton Arena Manager Helen West scoops two prestigious national awards

The manager of Bicton Arena, the south west’s leading equestrian venue, has been recognised with two prestigious national awards for her outstanding work in course design and event management.

…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

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

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892

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

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