Clifford Bridge Park

Historical Background

On the 27th August 1911, Rupert Brooke, the poet, arrived to camp at Clifford Bridge with a group of friends. This group included Virginia Woolf and James Strachey (brother of Lytton).

In Christopher Hassall's biography of Rupert Brooke he tells us that the mornings 'began early at Clifford Bridge'; two members of the group arose at five thirty to put on the porridge and do the chores before breakfast.



Brooke's poem 'Dining Room Tea' was written here after a visit to friends in Crediton. They also walked to Manaton to visit Lytton Strachey and to Yestor and back, 'nearly thirty miles in all'.

Since those days many visitors have discovered the secret hideaway at Clifford Bridge; now you have the opportunity to own a luxurious timber-clad forest lodge in this beautiful location, within yards of stunning riverside walks.