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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.


Ten Tors 2021 has been CANCELLED – watch this space for our plans for 2022.

Ten Tors 2021 / 2022 Survey: Please complete and return the questionnaire which was emailed to all participants and parents. The survey can also be found at: Ten-Tors-Survey-March-2021

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Last updated:  15th March 2021

Parents and Participants Information

If you are interested in training for Ten Tors 2021 (7-9 May 2021), training starts in October / November 2020, the Parents and Participants Online Information Meeting held on Saturday 17th October is available to view in the following formats:  Powerpoint presentation (.pptx file), video of the session (.mp4 file) and slide images (.pdf file).  These presentation files are available through our Forms and Downloads page.   

Teams for Ten Tors 2021

As a district we have entered teams for the Ten Tors challenge on Dartmoor which will be on the weekend of 8th-9th May 2021.  We have entered teams for both the 35 mile challenge and 45 mile challenge so we are 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 31/08/2021) participants must have been born between 1st September 2005 and 31st August 2007.

• For the 45 mile Challenge (for those 16 or 17 on 31/08/2021) participants must have been born between 1st September 2003 and 31st August 2005.  The 45 mile Challenge is also open to those who are 15  if they have completed a Ten Tors Challenge previously.  Note: due to restrictions on sizes of training groups we may limit our 45m teams to being filled only by those who have already previously trained for Ten Tors.

Note: for those in GCSE or A-Level exam years, as the 2021 summer exams have been delayed by 3 weeks, there will not be exams immediately following the event.  Usually GCSE and A-Level exams start immediately after the event.

For several years 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

Forms Documents and Downloads

Letters, Forms, Kit List and other files are available for download here

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 completing the form below:

NOTE: The form below is currently not working – please email us on TenTors cesd