A bit of a photo heavy post, but there were just so many beautiful photos from our trip to Clovelly in North Devon that I couldn’t not include them! Clovelly is a lovely place, even if it is a bit of a bizarre place to live… it’s a pedestrian only village on a really steep cobbled hill. In fact it’s so steep, that the people that live there need to use sledges to transport things to and from their houses, which has replaced donkeys who used to do the to-ing and fro-ing with fish, fuel, food, drink and so on.
Clovelly is a tourist attraction, so visitors pay an admission fee for the maintenance of the village. Also, if the cobbled hill is too steep for anyone to climb back up, there is a Land Rover that can drive you back to the top. We didn’t take advantage of this service as we were set to go back to sample the cream tea that the Cottage Tea Rooms had to offer, making the walk back up even harder after a scone and a pot of tea in our bellies!
Apart from the cream tea, we explored the Fisherman’s Cottage Museum, peeked in little quaint shops, walked along the harbour and hopped our way across the pebbles to the waterfall (with lots of talk about someone wearing the wrong shoes from someone… ;-))
It was such a lovely sunny day and well worth a visit. The scones were pretty a-mazing too! I think sometimes we forget how beautiful England can be, especially when the sun starts shining! And little hidden gems like this are definitely worth exploring. The whole weekend was so needed and so worth it!