Access restrictions at Frying Pans and Quarry Shelterbelt

Following the end of mineral extraction from Blackhill Quarry the shelterbelt at Frying Pans is to be removed and restored to heathland. Tree felling will take place during the last two weeks of Ocotber with access restrictions on the permissive paths from Frying Pnas carpark and along part of the old East Dvon Way route. Please follow safety signs and directions, keeping clear of forestry machines and timber stacks.


to set out against the Scots, the King’s enemies and rebels

– Instructions given by Edward 1 to John de Clinton on 8th April 1298, prior to him leading the Royal army to victory at the Battle of Falkirk. As a direct result the Clinton Barony was formed on 22nd July 1299

We are trustees for life of the countryside

– 22nd Baron Clinton, 2002

Do what you can to elevate your profession. It is an honourable one

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892

But our power for good or evil in this world’s affairs in a countryside is enormous

– Robert Lipscomb, Steward 1865 – 1892

…and the Lord Clinton was, by the whole Council, brought to the King’s presence, who after like thanks was given, was pleased that he should be made High Admiral of England and one of his Privy Council…

– Official record of appointment of 9th Baron Clinton as Lord High Admiral for life on 4th May 1550