[24 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Welcome to the Umborne Valley website | 1,612 views]
Welcome to the Umborne Valley website

The Umborne Valley nestles in the heart of East Devon, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
For those lucky enough to live here, the surrounding countryside offers ancient woodland, rivers and brooks, fields criss-crossed with hedgerows and wildlife in abundance. Needless to say, with such delights on show, it’s just as attractive to visitors.
This website is for both groups. You’ll find information on Umborne events, groups, services and attractions (such as the best local walks and pubs), as well as interviews with local people and much more. We hope you …

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[23 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on Shute Festival of Literature and Landscape | 17 views]
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The first Shute Festival of Literature and Landscape proved a huge success, drawing over 200 visitors to two days of stimulating and inspiring talks, film showings, workshops and discussions. The festival, which took place over the weekend of 29th and 30th October, brought together an eclectic range of speakers, ensuring visitors enjoyed a rich variety of topics in the intimate and beautiful surroundings of Shute Church, lit professionally for the occasion by Axe Valley student Jed Holmes, of Simply Stage. The first day opened with Greta Stoddart reading from her moving and life-affirming third collection of poems, Alive Alive O. This was ...

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[7 Nov 2016 | Comments Off on Shute History Weekend | 45 views]
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This event organised by Ella Sweetland and her team of helpers took place in Shute Church on Saturday  15th and Sunday 16th of October 2016. Ella writes: "On behalf of friends of Shute Church, I  would like to thank everyone who supported the history weekend.  We hope you agree that it was a marvellous weekend which brought all the community together and encouraged old friends to come and visit us again. In addition we are delighted to announce that we raised £1,154.55p. We will be having meetings in the future so please come along - it's your community so please have your say, it's ...

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[20 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on Autumn Supper Umborne Hall 15th October 2016 | 103 views]
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(photos can be enlarged by left clicking once and then left click again for a full screen picture) We ended up with a full house of 68 people and had a most enjoyable evening. Each table had a food box of 4 different cheeses, pickles, coleslaw, potato salad, pickled onions, 2 sorts of pate and bread and biscuits to share and for pudding there was apple crumble! Thank to all those people who prepared the food and served and cleared. There was an autumn photo competition, judged by John Coe, which was won by Jack with Andy runner up. The table ...

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[7 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on Umborne Weather Report September 2016 | 9 views]

September will be remembered for generally benign conditions; more of a summer month than an autumn one. Nationally, it was one of the warmest on record, with some exceptionally warm days in the South East in the middle of the month. Infact, the year's highest temperature of 34+C occurred at this time. It is easy to imagine that if the same combination of conditions had occurred a couple of months back, we might have broken through the 40C barrier for the first time in recordable history. Back here in Umborne, we did not experience the extreme warmth (often the case). My ...

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[9 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Duck Dash Report | 84 views]
Duck Dash Report

(photos can be enlarged by left clicking on them once and then left click again for a full screen picture) On Friday September 2nd we held our annual Duck Dash at Easy Bridge in Umborne. We were pleasantly surprised by the turn out as it appears that nearly the whole community of the valley came and enjoyed themselves. There were some new faces, people who have recently moved into the area and they all commented on what a wonderful community spirit there is in our valley. So thank you all for your support. The 8 Duck Races proved very popular as did the ...