Last weekend we took a little trip to the pretty fishing village of Clovelly in North Devon. This charming village is a place I’ve wanted to visit for ages now and have never got round to going. As it was our last free weekend, we decided it was the perfect time to spend an afternoon there, even though the weather was a little drizzly.
Clovelly is a charming fishing village and is totally traffic free. It’s an unspoilt gem in North Devon and holds all of it’s traditional features from steep cobbled streets, picturesque fishing cottages and welcoming community shops and pubs. There is a small admission fee and this helps with the upkeep of the village and surrounding area.
We wandered down the charming main cobbled stretch and admired the beautiful rustic architecture. The views were spectacular and even though the weather wasn’t fabulous, nothing could spoil the peace and tranquil views over the sea. At the bottom of the village we explored the small fishing harbour and walked along the pebbled beach to the gorgeous waterfall, I’m sure in the summer it provides people with endless fun.
After admiring the traditional features along the seafront, we started the walk back to the visitors centre. Now it isn’t for the faint hearted and walking back up the cobbles was a little tiring but it doesn’t take too long and you can enjoy a relaxing coffee break at the top of the village along with the opportunity to buy lots of local Devon goodies from fudge to cider.
I’m so glad we decided to take a little trip to Clovelly village and it’s a must see if you are visiting the area. It is lovely whatever time of the year, although if the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming, I’m sure it would look even more spectacular.