On Saturday the 30th September 42 year 10 students took part in the first Ten Tors training walk for the 2024 event. The students walked from School to Bideford and back along the Tarka Trail, a whopping 30K! The students conducted themselves brilliantly and had a great day outside. The next walk will be on Dartmoor with a camp at school in early November.
The Ten Tors challenge is for a team of 6 to walk up to the top of 10 of Dartmoor’s famous Tors (A lump of exposed rock at the top of a hill). This is done over a distance of 35, 45 or 55 miles and participants also need to carry the equipment they will use for the camp that is required overnight.
It is an event organised and run by the Army to give young people the opportunity to complete something that is physically and mentally challenging.
We are currently preparing for the Ten Tors event with a series of practice walks both locally and on Dartmoor itself.