Follow Mr Toad’s Easter Egg Trail

You’re cordially invited to hop along with Mr Toad for an Easter egg-venture; count the correct number of eggs nestled in each of our five famous West Country landmarks and be in with a chance of winning a cracking Easter hamper filled with lots of sweet treats…


Let’s begin…

We start our eggs-capade on the stunning Dorset coast at one of the region’s most iconic seascapes, home to the chalk-white sea stacks known as Old Harry Rocks. Our ever-daring Mr Toad has scaled these sparkling pinnacles to hide some of his eggs, so keep your eyes peeled and get counting…


He gets about does our Mr Toad; this time, he’s followed the Devonshire green lanes towards some higher ground and found himself amid the glorious wilds of Dartmoor; South Hessary Tor to be more precise. He has nestled some eggs in the heathers and the nooks and crannies around this ancient outcrop, but how many?


All this wayfaring has left Mr Toad quite egg-hausted, lucky he packed some of his favourite earthworm sandwiches to keep him going. He stopped for a picnic on the beautiful Burgh Island off the South Hams coast, having hitched a ride on the sea tractor. He also smuggled aboard his lightening egg basket, the question is, how many eggs did he leave behind?


Next stop for the intrepid Mr Toad was a hop across the border into Cornwall to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, one of his favourite holiday destinations. These magnificent and once forgotten gardens are home to his great-aunt Cordelia, who lives in a tree stump by the old potting shed. After a lovely chat over a cup of pond water, Mr Toad places a few eggs in the undergrowth for you to spy.


Where else to end the hunt than England’s most westerly point; that’s right, you guessed it, we’re bound for Land’s End. Our egg-hausted Mr Toad placed the last of his Easter eggs on the clifftop of this handsome headland. Count them up and add them to your tally to discover your eggs-act total.


Now, all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning a delicious Easter hamper is return back to our Toad Hall Cottage’s Facebook page and let us know how many eggs you think were in Mr Toad’s basket at the start of his eggs-pedition (leaving your answers in the comments section) and then Mr Toad, himself, will pick out a lucky winner from all those who counted correctly.

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter