Roll up! Roll up! Sunday 4th October sees the return of the Delicious Drake’s Trail, the popular food-festival-on-the-run in aid of CHICKS charity. Entries are now open and fun-loving foodies are encouraged to act quickly to secure a place in this year’s circus themed event.
Those lucky enough to land themselves a ticket to the start line can look forward to a unique gastronomic tour of west Devon. Starting at the National Trust’s Buckland Abbey, participants will eat and drink their way around the fringes of Dartmoor, sampling a mouth watering menu of bite size local produce served up by businesses based on or near the route.
By the time they reach the finish at the Moorland Garden Hotel, participants will have run, jogged (and in some cases crawled) up to 17 miles of scenic trail and devoured more than a dozen different sweet and savoury dishes, washed down with generous drops of local ale and cider.
Event founder, Kate Treleaven, said: “We had such great feedback following last year’s inaugural event including one woman who summed it up beautifully as ‘wonderfully bonkers’. That’s the sort of benchmark we’ll be aiming for again this year too!”
The event is supported by more than 30 local businesses including sponsors Atkins Ferrie Chartered Accountants and Dartmoor Cycles plus a host of pubs, hotels, restaurants and food producers who keep the runners well fed and watered along the way.
A food festival at the finish hosted by the Moorland Garden Hotel will entertain spectators as they wait to cheer the runners home.
Places are limited to 350 and are expected to sell out fast. For event details and entries go to deliciousdrakestrail.co.uk