Clare Harpur


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As a geography graduate with a Masters in Conservation, I was lucky enough to start my working life in nature conservation in the beautiful landscape of the Lake District.  Then a keen interest in design and a desire to work in a more creative profession and qualify as a Landscape Architect.

From Kendal via Oxfordshire, I returned to the West Country and jointly established LDA Design’s Exeter Office in 1999.  In 28 years I have worked on a wide variety of landscape design/planning projects across the country but specialised in Landscape Character Assessment, and I continue to be fascinated by what makes landscapes distinct and special.

I love the countryside but also care greatly about urban environments and have a genuine desire to help make, and look after, special places wherever they may be.

My spare time passions include tennis, skiing and visiting beautiful places around the world.



My favourite tree is …

The magnificent 30m high Copper Beech at the bottom of our garden – it changes through the seasons from green, through red and deep purple to almost black.

My proudest moment since joining LDA Design was …

Visiting the Olympic Park during the 2012 Games and knowing that the Practice I work for was responsible for creating the beautiful landscape setting that so many people were enjoying in the sunshine.

I love the view from ...

The Boat House on the shores of Loch Torridon, looking across the loch to the majestic Torridon Hills of Liathach, Beinn Alligin and Beinn Eighe, maybe catching sight of a golden eagle or sea otter if lucky.

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