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Enjoy a Walk to Fire Beacon Hill on the East Devon Way

Harpford Common and Fire Beacon Hill East Devon Way Walk When I started this blog I knew that it would encourage me to get out and explore my local area. Walks, cream teas, local attractions and even a bit of shopping. New things I could do with my family. I am surprised that I am always finding out about different places and that keeps me wanting to discover more. Writing a blog is a lot more involved that I ever imagined, there are so many elements to it that I had not really given much thought to.  I did...

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Events and What’s On in Lyme Regis Summer 2017

Events and What’s On in Lyme Regis Summer 2017 Fossil hunting, museums, theater, art, crafts, mackerel fishing, paddle boarding or just an ice cream on the beach. You can do these things all the time, but in the summer Lyme Regis comes to life with a huge number of events organised by many dedicated fundraisers. To be honest this is partly for my own benefit, as despite trying to read local papers and magazines and being on Facebook far more than I should,  I often seem to hear about things a day or two late and wish I had known...

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Best Places for a Cream Tea in East Devon

Devonshire Cream Tea I love a cream tea and if time and money allowed I’d be out every week trying out the best places for a cream tea in East Devon. It turns out talking about cream teas is a very contentious subject! There is endless debate over cream or jam first (please don’t stress, life is too short)! Even the origins of a cream tea are up for debate. Apparently the term Devonshire Cream tea is ranked with the Yorkshire Pudding and Cornish Pasty for it’s regional status. Well let’s not get into a debate.  I really I don’t...

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Shute Barton National Trust – Historic House Guided Tour

Shute Barton, National Trust I have lost count of the number of times I have driven past the entrance to Shute Barton and said to myself ” I really must go in there one day.” Well at last I can crossed that off my to do list, as this June I finally made it to an Open Day for Shute Barton in East Devon – an historic house owned by the National Trust. For history buffs,  Shute Barton is steeped in it – a Tudor era house with Royal connections there is enough here for it to take part...

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Visit a Farm – Open Farm Sunday – A Great Chance to Learn About Farming

Visit a Farm for Open Farm Sunday I was brought up on a farm, so it’s taken me a while to engage with the idea of visiting other people’s farms.  Sadly our family farm is no longer operational,  so our children have not had the pleasure of tractor rides on tap, feeding calves and playing in a hay barn.  Last year as it was a lovely afternoon and there was the promise of ice cream, I decided we should go and visit a farm on Open Farm Sunday. If you have yet to try out Open Farm Sunday then I...

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About Clare

Clare Flipflops or WelliesHi! I am Clare and I live in glorious East Devon with my family. I love finding new places to explore in the West Country. So whether you are on holiday, recently moved to the area or like me live here and realise that there are great places a just few miles away that seem to have passed you by, then read on, I hope you enjoy my blog.

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1jul12:00 am- 10:30 pmDalwood Music DayFabulous Musical Event

1jul3:00 pm- 11:00 pmB Sharp Birthday PartyGreat Music in Lyme Regis!

1jul10:00 pm- 9:00 pmSeaton Cycle Festival - Velo Vintage dayA Cycling Event for All

2jul12:30 pm- 9:00 pmSeaton Cycle FestivalA Cycling Event for All

8jul11:00 am- 4:00 pmMonkton Wyld Court Summer FairFamily Fun

8jul12:00 pm- 4:00 pmThorncombe Village FeteVillage Fete Fun

22jul - 29jul 2210:00 amjul 29Lyme Regis Lifeboat WeekRaising Funds for the RNLI

23jul11:00 am- 4:00 amMunchkins Miniature Shetland Rescue CentreOpen Day and Fun Dog Show

23jul12:00 pm- 4:00 pmSeaton - Art@Jubliee JulyArt Exhibition and Market in East Devon

25jul10:00 am- 10:00 pmLyme Regis Lifeboat Week Red Devils Army Parachute Team Red Devils Army Parachute Team

25jul7:00 pm- 10:00 pmOpen Air TheatreShakespeare at Burrow Farm Gardens

27jul11:00 am- 4:00 pmForde Abbey Summer FairHeld in the grounds of Forde Abbey

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