Ten Tors Weekend

11th May 2019

Ten Tors 2019

Pupils from Stover School are once again taking part in the Ten Tors and Jubilee Challenge Expedition, on Dartmoor. The idea of the main challenge is for teams of youngsters to walk across Dartmoor on a set route which visit the ‘Ten Tors’ and will last over two days. There are four levels of challenges which are set over one of 26 specific routes; the bronze routes are 35 miles long for pupils aged 14 – 15 years. The silver routes are 45 miles long and open to 16 and 17 year olds. The gold routes are 55 miles long and open to 17 – 20 year olds. The Jubilee Challenge is designed specifically for young people with special needs, both physical and educational. Incorporated within the Ten Tors Event in 1977 as the Special Event, it was renamed the Jubilee Challenge in 1996.

The teams must be self-sufficient, carrying all that they need to complete their route safely despite the terrain and the weather. The latter can be very changeable and at times quite extreme. Success or failure can depend very much on the extent to which a team has been trained for all eventualities.

The teams meet at the Okehampton Army Camp on Friday where they prepare kit and camp overnight. On Saturday morning the teams set off at around 7.00am. The bronze participants must camp on a Tor whereas the silver and gold teams can camp anywhere on the moor. The next day the teams must visit the furthest Tor on their route and return to the Okehampton camp by 17.00 thus completing the expedition.

11th May 2019

7:00am

This event is free to attend

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