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Been and scone: Woman has eaten one in all 244 National Trust cafes

- Daily Mail Reporter

AS Herculean tasks go, this one proved to be as tasty as it was epic.

Sarah Merker has finished a decade-long mission to eat 244 scones – having one at every National Trust site in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that serves the treat.

The 49-year-old finished her journey on Wednesday when she visited Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway for one last goodie.

The marketing director, of Isleworth, west London, said: ‘It’s taken up a lot of my time and effort over the past ten years and I’ll really miss it.’ She started ranking each location’s scones online in 201 , and her blog was even immortalis­ed in The National Trust Book Of Scones.

Ms Merker shared part of the trek with husband Peter, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and sadly died two years later. A Christmas pudding scone at Treasurer’s House in York was her favourite.

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Mission: Sarah Merker

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