It may have been a damp day but we had a fantastic time at our delicious Scrumptious Croyde Trail – we had a fabulous day. There are lots more photos to come from the brilliant Barnstaple Camera Club – we will be posting them shortly.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported us – our fabulous Event sponsors Marsdens Devon Cottages our zone sponsors Webbers Estate Agents, Boden Fire and Security and John Smale Estate Agents and Brends Hotels. The BRILLIANT Orchard Farm Shop (adj St Johns Garden Centre) – thank you Rob Cooper and Liz Wilton – you are amazing and to Simon and Nicola at St Johns Garden Centre.
A MASSIVE thank you to our food and drink donors. The food and drink was scrumptious …. At the start we enjoyed a refreshing bottle of Tarka Springs Water http://www.tarkasprings.co.uk/ and Webbers Estate Agents offered a taste of Mrs Smudgers Kitchen’s scrumptious delicious flapjacks. http://www.mrssmudgerskitchen.co.uk/
At the popular village Billy Budds pub we enjoyed delicious sausage pate burgers and mushroom burgers washed down with scrumptious Devon Dry cider. http://www.billybudds.co.uk/
On the coast path overlooking the Down End Beach we enjoyed a sample of Peck & Strong brownies or flapjack http://peckandstrong.co.uk/ and Freshly brewed tea supplied by the Drop-in Café http://parkingcroyde.com/ and Hawkridge Farmhouse Dairy Products https://hawkridge.uk.com/
At Saunton Court we had a treat of Delicious honey fudge supplied by Quince Honey Farm https://www.quincehoneyfarm.co.uk/
At Long Lane we had fresh bread supplied by Red Dog Artisan Bakery http://reddogbakery.co.uk/ with tasty Plaistow Smoked trout pate from Muddiford (01271 850387) and tasty hummus supplied by Naked Kitchen http://www.nakedkitchen.co.uk/
At Georgeham’s Rock Inn we tasted their famous delicious soup made from freshly cut spears of asparagus from Braunton Great Field supplied by local farmer David Hartnoll http://therockinn.biz/ and a refreshing drink. The Kings Arms’ chef in Georgeham made a delicious tomato basil soup http://kingsarmsgeorgeham.co.uk/
At Pickwell Barn we enjoyed scrumptious scones from East West Bakery in Barnstaple https://eastandwestbakery.co.uk/ spread with delicious award winning jam from Waterhouse Fayre https://www.waterhousefayre.co.uk/
Then on Pickwell Plateau we ate local cheeses from Award winning Taw Valley Creamery http://www.arlacheese.co.uk/creamery/taw-valley/ and a truly scrumptious taste of Green Man Cider from apple orchards in Somerset and North Devon http://www.greenmancider.co.uk/
On Putsborough grass verge we ate delicious meringues from West Country Meringues http://www.westcountrymeringues.co.uk/ with South Devon Chilli Farm Chilli Chocolate- https://www.southdevonchillifarm.co.uk/ and Willie’s chocolate https://www.williescacao.com/ and Nanny’s fudge sauce https://www.facebook.com/nannysfudgesauce/ – yum
Near the end we visited the National Trust’s Sandleigh Tea Room & Gardens we enjoyed a scrumptious cream tea https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/baggy-point/features/eating-and-shopping-at-baggy-point and finally the finish at Beach Field Car Park we ate a packet of delicious BURTS hand cooked potato chips www.facebook.com/BurtsChips and Marsdens Devon Cottages gave out some fantastic goody bags with delicious Johns of Instow chocolate brownies and flapjacks.
Orchard Farm Shop offer most of the foods you tasted and you can visit them at St Johns Garden Centre in Barnstaple or you can find details on the food trail map on http://overandabove.org.uk/scrumptious-croyde-trail/
A special BIG thank you to our landowners for letting us on your land – you are amazing – thank you Jo Cooper for use of Beach Field Car Park. To ORCHARDS FARM SHOP for organising the food suppliers and working so hard behind the scenes, Medicare SW for their amazing support on the day! A big thank you to Vibrant Life Chiropractic https://www.vibrantlifecentre.co.uk/ who offered relaxing massages to participants on their return – wow! To our volunteers who are absolutely amazing throughout. And last but certainly not least our supporters who took part on the day. I hope I haven’t missed anyone – THANK YOU ALL and hopefully we will see you next year!