The Ten Tors Challenge is open to youth organisations and schools in the South West.  It is organised and run by the army, more details of the event can be found on the central Ten Tors Website.

Put your face in this picture – you too could be in one of the Cotswold Edge District Ten Tors Teams.

This page will keep you updated on training and other team news for the Cotswold Edge District teams.


We have had confirmation from the Ten Tors organisers that we have been allocated all the teams that we applied for. We have entries for 2 35 mile teams and 2 45 mile teams to participate in Ten Tors 2022. We are therefore now seeking candidates to train for the event. There is a Parents and Participants Information Meeting on morning of Saturday 16th October. A provisional calendar of meetings and training is available on the Training Dates and Locations page.

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Last updated:  1st October 2021

Parents and Participants Information

If you are interested in training for Ten Tors 2022 (6-8 May 2022), training starts in October / November 2021, the Parents and Participants Information Meeting will be held on Saturday 16th October 2021 – See “Training Dates and Locations” below for details, or “Forms Documents and Downloads” where a flyer advertising the meeting can be downloaded.

Teams for Ten Tors 2022

As a district we have entered teams for the Ten Tors challenge on Dartmoor which will be on the weekend of 7th-8th May 2022.  We have entered teams for both the 35 mile challenge and 45 mile challenge so we will soon be seeking potential candidates to ensure we have enough participants to fill these teams.

Our teams are open to members of all 7 of our district Explorer Scout Units, Young Leaders and older Scouts from any Group in our District, who fall into the following date of birth ranges:

• For the 35 mile Challenge (for those 14 or 15 on 31/08/2022) participants must have been born between 1st September 2006 and 31st August 2008.

• For the 45 mile Challenge (for those 16 or 17 on 31/08/2022) participants must have been born between 1st September 2004 and 31st August 2006.  The 45 mile Challenge is also open to those who are 15  if they have completed a Ten Tors Challenge previously. 

Note: for those who who had trained for and missed out on Ten Tors due to cancellation in the past 2 years we hope there may be some flexibility in age ranges e.g. you may have trained for the 45mile event and are now too old for the 45mile challenge but we hope that you may be able to participate in a 45mile team this year.

For several years, prior to the pandemic, we have trained teams which have successfully completed this annual challenge on Dartmoor.  In the past we have had members who were still Scouts, not yet moved up to Explorers, when they started training. The training is progressive so you don’t need to be fully walking fit or even know anything about navigation as you will build up strength and stamina during training and those with an interest in being team navigators will get appropriate training and support. We will hold a parents and participants meeting, in October, once we know that the organisers have approved our application and therefore have confirmation of how many teams we have been granted. The training will start soon after.

For those who are doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award (which should be all Explorers) this can contribute the award as it counts as training for the DofE Expedition and one of the weekends will be a Bronze level DofE Award Expedition. The training could also cover the Physical section as “Walking for fitness” or even the Skill section “Navigation skills”.  To register for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme see our DofE page:

Please register your interest now by emailing us – see the contact us section at the bottom of this page.

Training Dates and Locations

Calendar of meetings and training schedule, including training location details: Click here for Training Calendar

Forms Documents and Downloads

Letters, Forms, Kit List and other files are available for download here: Click here for list of files

Contact Us

For further information about Ten Tors, to show interest in training with the Cotswold Edge District Ten Tors teams or have any questions about our participation in Ten Tors please contact the District Ten Tors Team Managers (Derek Forward and Chris Harris) by email to: TenTors cesd.