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« on: November 04, 2010, 07:51:22 pm »

I thought I would just post a few images taken from Clovelly last week prior to visiting Hartland Quay. Clovelly is a wonderful cobbled high street lined with colourful fishermenís cottages either side of the steep street. There is no access for any vehicles, traditionally donkeys would carry goods via up the hill and sledges to carry items down the hill. In some of the images you can see the sledges outside the houses used to transport items to the house. This is a place I have visited many a times and have stayed in the Red Lion Hotel located at the quay, I would well recommend an overnight stay here you wont be disappointed. When the sun goes down and the day trippers have all disappeared the village is transformed back to a peaceful village where locals chat around the quay side and local fishermen tend to their boats. The village is privately owned and has been by the same family since 1738 so there are no weekend cottages just locals, totally unique I would say for any traditional fishing port.












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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2010, 08:55:19 pm »

Such a beautiful setting and village, tucked up in the coastal hills. Looks to be quite a low tide when these were taken. I love the cobble stone streets. Is there any parking uphill or is this strictly accessed by boat? Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2010, 09:47:34 pm »

Hi Richard, it was low tide when the images were taken when the tide turns it comes right the way to the front of the houses and looks totally different. There is visitor parking at the top of the hill, you now have to pay an entrance fee as you pass through the visitor centre and then you can take the long walk through the village to the quay, if you donít fancy the walk back they operate a Land Rover service back to the car park via a single track road. The visitor centre has not always been their its purely a finical means of making money to maintain the village.

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2010, 10:05:03 pm »

Lovely images Anton, but I don't think those steep hills would do my old ticker and favours!
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2010, 10:14:57 pm »

I can totally relate to that one John, not sure how the locals cope with the cobbles each day especially when returning from the pub after a few jars
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2010, 10:34:33 pm »

Depends where the pub is Anton, if it's at the top I suggest they just roll down Grin Not so sure how they get up the hill though!
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2010, 10:43:19 pm »

Beautiful place and a great write up to support it's obvious visual merits Anton  Smiley. I love those cobbled streets and the striking narrow paths, looks like a good place for a scene in a James Bond movie. I like your description of the post-sunset enviornment, that sounds perfect to me with nice people around. Nice big anvil over the sea in image 2  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2010, 11:15:28 pm »

I bet you could drive past that village on the top and not know it was there..I'm sure there was a storm there  one year that washed some of the lower houses into the sea-Lovely pics.
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