If you’re a fan of local food, drink and scenic running, it’s time to grab yourself a nibble, pour your favourite tipple, lace up your trainers and read on...
The Delicious Drake’s Trail is a trail running event with a difference. Following hot on the heels of the sell-out Delicious Dart Trail in South Devon, this brand new event takes food-loving trail runners on a gastronomic tour of the western fringes of Dartmoor between Yelverton and Tavistock.
The trail starts at Buckland Abbey, the former home of Elizabethan sea captain and Spanish Armada hero, Sir Frances Drake. It finishes at the Moorland Garden Hotel near Yelverton. From the start, participants will head north to Tavistock then loop south to the finish, covering 17* miles of scenic moorland, farmland, country lanes and surfaced trail. Along the way they’ll be treated to a mouth watering variety of locally produced food and drink tasters including beers and wines, savouries and sweets.
A shorter 10 mile route which stops short in Whitchurch and includes transportation to the finish by bus is also available.
Only 350 entries are available so be quick if you want to secure a place!
Proceeds from the Delicious Drake's Trail will go to CHICKS, a wonderful charity which provides respite breaks at its centres in Devon and Cornwall for disadvantaged kids from all over the UK
* Same course as the 15 mile route last year - but a more realistic measure of the mileage you can expect to cover!
CHICKS is a Registered Charity in England & Wales (1080953) and in Scotland (SCO40536)