Ten Tors training – 23rd & 24th March

It was a mixed bag of weather for the students who completed their first full weekend expedition of training for the Ten Tors Challenge. The four teams set off from the ‘Y Junction’ near Okehampton Army Camp amidst some blustery hail showers, clouds but there was even some sun. With strong gusts of winds, which kept the temperature down, the students navigated around the Northwest side of Dartmoor finishing at Shortacombe. After pitching their tents and preparing their evening tea the students were then able to relax for a little while before bedding down for the night.

Although it was an early start on the Sunday morning, the weather was slightly better and all the teams navigated some tors before heading East to Shilstone Tor. They then headed south, with the two 45 mile teams finishing at Bennetts Cross near the Warren House Inn and the 35 mile teams finishing at Fernworthy. Adult volunteers did an amazing job supporting the students throughout the weekend, providing lots of encouragement for the first-time students. A massive thank you to them and well done to all the students – Not long now!