The Annual Jeremiah’s Journey Parish Plod
PUBLISHED: 16:03 29 June 2015 | UPDATED: 16:03 29 June 2015
How do you fancy ‘plodding’ nine scenic miles around Dartmoor, stopping off at pubs along the way and finishing with a spot of live music and delicious BBQ food?
Local charity Jeremiah’s Journey are running this popular annual event to raise funds for children and families who have experienced or are anticipating the death of someone special.
The event takes place on Sunday 12th July and starts at The White Thorn Inn, Shaugh Prior. Registration begins at 10am and the walk starts at 11am. Last years’ event was a huge success with over 140 people taking part, the charity hope to top that this year!
There’s a superhero’s fancy dress theme for those wanting to go all out and of course Jeremiah the mascot will be there to join in the fun!
There are refreshment stops along the way, as you go via Cadover Bridge then on to The Royal Oak in Meavy and the Skylark in Clearbrook, ending up back at the White Thorn for a well-deserved BBQ and live music from Last Orders Unplugged.
Sarah Nuttall Worsley, the event organiser said: “It’s a very relaxed day out for all the family, everyone can walk at their own pace, enjoying the pit stops along the way. The backdrop of the Moors adds an extra element to this day of fun. Over the past two years we have been very lucky and have enjoyed glorious sunshine on the day of the walk. All participants thoroughly enjoyed the lovely scenery and the chance to have a drink (or two!) and a spot of lunch at the pubs along the way.”
Mervyn Orchard, Jeremiah’s Journey Trustee and participant from last year’s walk said: “The Parish Plod is one of my favourite fundraising days of the year; it’s a great family day walking between pubs over the very scenic Dartmoor whilst raising funds for children that have lost a parent or close family member through death.”
To find out more about this event or the charity in general please visit www.jeremiahsjourney.org.uk or call Sarah on 01752 424348.
Dates for Your Diary
Sat 18th July - Five a Side Football Tournament - Gather your work colleagues and form a team. Only £25 per person.
Sun 19th July - Summer Fayre Plymouth Prepatory School 11am-4pm (free entry). Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, face painting and bouncy castles whilst browsing a variety of local craft, foods & beauty stalls!
Sun 20th September - Canonteign Waterfall Abseil. Hike to the top of England’s highest waterfall & abseil 220 feet to the ground! £25 per person