Last Saturday, 14/07/18, Els Laureys and David Chipping took part in the Blackdown Beauty, as part of David’s birthday celebration. It is an 18 mile social run which starts at Priors Park Farm at Culmhead and leads you through in the wonderful countryside of the Blackdown Hills, via 4 pubs, lots of stiles and via Pear Tree Cottage at Stapley for a superb cream tea provided by the “legendary” Smeatharpe WI.
At the start we were given a map and instructions on which way to follow and soon found out that it is possible to spot little white drawing pins as markers along the way. About half way during the run, we joined forces with Andy, Anne and Lesley from Plymouth Harriers, who proved to be perfect company for a long run. We truly enjoyed the beautiful scenery, the lovely cream teas and made it to the last pub just in time to watch the Belgian football team win their 3rd place in the World Cup. Back at the farm, we were treated to a lovely burger and an ever so tasty cup of tea. We absolutely loved the experience and will try to make it to the Blackdown Beast next winter