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.

Last updated:  17th Sep 2019 

Parents and Participants Information Meeting

Sat 19th October 2019 10:00 – 12:00

District HQ: Mafeking Hall, Serridge Lane, Coalpit Heath BS36 2UF (https://goo.gl/maps/58U4nezYCedvznP46)

If you are interested in being in one of our  Cotswold Edge District Ten Tors teams then register your interest through the contact us form at the bottom of this page.

Parents and participants should attend this meeting where you will receive lots of information about the event, training, kit required, meet previous participants and have your questions answered.

Wanted Team Members for Ten Tors 2020

We are again entering district teams 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). Prior to submitting the entries we are seeking potential participants to ensure we have enough participants to fill the number of teams we are considering entering.

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: