Ten Tors

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.

LATEST NEWS: TEN TORS 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED see www.tentors.org.uk for statement from them.  All our Training has now stopped for this year and hopefully we will be back again in the Autumn getting ready for Ten Tors 2021.  Keep watching our Facebook page for any other updates.

Latest News is available on the Cotswold Edge District Ten Tors Facebook page – please like us on: www.facebook.com/CotswoldEdgeDistrictTenTors

Last updated:  19th Mar 2020


Parents and Participants Information

If you are interested in training for Ten Tors 2020 but were not able to attend the Parents and Participants meeting on Sat 19th October then the following will provide you with most of the information and forms given out at the meeting…
Look at our Forms and Download page – In particular please read the Parents and Participants guide, mandatory kit list and summary training programme. The registration form also needs to be downloaded completed and returned at the first training session (together with initial payment as outlined in parents and participants guide). There are several other useful documents including Discounts and DofE registration form. The forms and downloads page also has links to the locations where the slides used in the presentation on Sat 19th Oct can be viewed either as full powerpoint.pptx file or images as adobe .pdf file.
Full details of each training session (including dates, times, locations and kit to carry) will be loaded to the Training Dates page (the sessions up to early 2020 can already be found there and the remaining sessions will be added soon – in mean time see the downloadable summary training programme document for the remaining training sessions in 2020).
If you should have any questions about Ten Tors please contact us using the contact us form at the bottom of  this page. You can register your interest in training for Ten Tors through this contact us form.  Please also notify us if you can’t attend an upcoming training session so that we are not waiting for you to arrive.

Teams for Ten Tors 2020

As a district we have 5 teams entered for the Ten Tors challenge on Dartmoor which will be on the weekend of 1st-3rd May 2020 (a week earlier than usual due to change in May Day bank holiday in 2020, so a whole week this year between the event and GCSE exams).  We have 3 35 mile challenge teams and 2 45 mile challenge teams so we are seeking potential candidates to ensure we have enough participants to fill these teams.

Our teams are open to members of all 8 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 31/08/2020) i.e. participants must have been born between 1st September 2004 and 31st August 2006

• For the 45 mile Challenge (for those 16 or 17 on 31/08/2020) i.e. participants must have been born between 1st September 2002 and 31st August 2004

For several years we have trained teams which have successfully completed this annual challenge on Dartmoor. Last year we had several 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”.

Please register your interest now by completing the contact us form at the bottom of this page.

Calendar of Meetings and Training Schedule, including Training Location details

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

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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 by completing the form below: