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Nobody Asked it to - Landscape Photography Exhibition in the dark!

Nobody asked it to is a never seen before exhibition celebrating our amazing coast, conservation and the photographers love for North Devon.

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On Saturday 10 October the National Trust and Joshua Day Photography are inviting you to an inspired landscape photography exhibition, and to experience one of our special places with an added twist, it’ll be dark. With natures lights turned off we will be focusing your attention on one question, what does nature do for you?

Landscapes and habitats

The North Devon Coast and Countryside has a rich variety of habitats and ecosystems that support a huge diversity of life, and not just the flowers, mini beasts and feathered kind, but us humans to. Our local ecosystems and habitats provide a wealth of services from water management, pollination and disease control to cultural services such as recreation, reflection and spiritual enrichment.

Guests (pre-booking is essential) will be met at Mortehoe village car park on Saturday 10 October 2015, between 6.30-7.30pm and will walk down to the outdoor exhibition site on Morte Point to view the floodlit images and watch the film. Hopefully Mother Nature will bless us with starry skies.

The passions of the photographer

The exhibition brings together all of Joshua Day’s passions; nature conservation, photography and North Devon. Growing up on the North Devon coast Joshua has always had a close relationship with nature and this special coastline, through surfing, fishing, wild swimming and photography. This inspired him to pursue a career in conservation and through the National Trust Academy Ranger Training programme he joined the Woolacombe, Croyde and Morte ranger team. We are also excited to be exploring Joshua’s relationship with nature in a short film that will be premiering at the Nobody asked it to exhibition.

How to buy a ticket

Tickets are £10 per adult and £5 per child and can be purchase as follows

Big Sunday - Volkswagen Event

The event will be situated right next to the beautiful sandy beach at Croyde in North Devon, attracting classic VW’s & Porsche’s from around the country. A day to enjoy with your family, down on the beach, enjoy the surf, have a picnic or BBQ, whilst being surrounded by some wonderful Splitscreen campers, Karmann Ghias, Beetles & Bays together with 356’s & 911’s, to name but a few.

For more info see EVENTS

This Saturday! - Croyde View Festival with Saltrock

This Saturday! Don’t miss an unforgettable summer moment at Croyde View Festival with Saltrock

Saltrock is proud to support Croyde View Festival 2015, and as a Saltrock customer we’re giving you a heads up before the tickets sell out!

You can now buy your tickets directly on saltrock.com – click here to see all the ticket options

Croyde View Festival takes place on Saturday 8th August and is your chance to lose yourself in the real North Devon vibe and enjoy inspirational talent, stunning scenery and rolling seas right in the heart of Croyde. Packed full of brilliant local bands, delicious local food and incredible home-grown attractions, Croyde View is the perfect festival for families – safe, intimate and heaps of fun.

You’ll get to enjoy Saltrock Ambassador Andrei Burton’s extraordinary and terrifying trials biking shows – watch him test his skills to the limit, meet Andrei and even have a go yourself!

The music line up is incredible – local talent already bursting onto the international stage. Small Town Jones, The Tuesday Syndicate, Auction for the Promise Club, 24 Pesos and The Roughnecks lead a south west line up packed full of power and energy and are guaranteed to get everyone in the festival spirit!

The food and drink is all sourced locally and includes a hog roast, stone baked pizzas, cream teas, ice creams, local beers and ciders and even a wine bar. There’s loads to do for kids including a bouncy castle and entertainment all day.

So don’t miss out on this unforgettable summer moment that won’t break the bank. If you want to make a weekend of it and camp – we are, the views are incredible – it’s just £20.91 for a one-night adult camping ticket or £31.26 for the whole weekend.

Day tickets to the festival are just £13.15 including booking fee. For under 15s it’s just £2 (yes, £2) with all profits donated to The Knowle Community Group.

Tickets are selling fast so please don’t hang about. You can book directly on the Saltrock website – click here to see the ticket options and bag yourself a weekend packed full of great music, great food, great people and great fun.

Croyde's Beer Festival @ Down End

Beer Festival in Devon: 3 day summer festival of beers, cider and music overlooking the beautiful Croyde Beach, North Devon. With a host of beers from local breweries and a selection of the finest acts all we need is some sunshine this summer! On the edge of the beach next to one of the best surfing spots makes it a brilliant spot for a Devon Beer Festival!

For more info see: EVENTS

Scrumptious Croyde Trail

Enthusiastic runners and walkers will be in for a Devon treat at the SCRUMPTIOUS CROYDE TRAIL.  This is not just any trail, this event offers every participant a delicious menu of local produce as they follow the scenic 10 mile circular route over stunning coastal and public footpaths, and around some of the UK’s finest beauty hot spots.

When?  Sunday 7th June …  Where?  Start: Croyde Beach Car Park, Moor Lane, Croyde, leading to Saunton, Georgeham, Putsborough and back … Time? The start times are staggered from 9-11am.  Check your start time on the information page a few days before the event. Did you mention food?  A delicious menu of scrumptious local produce will be offered at the 12 food stops from 25 local producers along the way.   Cost?  Only £25 and includes the scrumptious produce (additional sponsorship optional). I can’t wait!

See https://www.croydedevon.co.uk/events/

New Website Launch

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website, featuring improved homepage design, cleaner layout of page content, and an intuitive and consistent site-wide navigation system. It is also accessible through a wider range of web browsers and devices, including mobiles and tablets, and has been designed to meet all relevant accessibility standards.

Local businesses can now add information directly to the site.  We will be contacting you soon to let you know how.

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We are keen to receive your feedback on the new website:

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Please email your feedback to info@croydedevon.co.uk