Ten Tors


Ten Tors is a walking event run by the British Army across Dartmoor.

It is open to teams of six, in any male/female combination - aged between 14 and 19 - from schools, youth organisations (Scouts, Guides, Youth Clubs) and Service cadets based in the seven Counties of South West England. We have been allocated a team place for the 2017 event for the first time as an 'out of area' entry.


There may be many challenging walks in Britain today, but Ten Tors is still alone in catering solely for young people and which we believe to be the largest and most challenging event held nationally. Ten Tors incorporates the Ten Tors Challenge  and the Jubilee Challenge.

The Ten Tors Challenge takes place in the second weekend of May, future dates can be seen here. Many of its participants will remember the event with pride for the remainder of their lives, and for some it may even be a life-changing experience.

The Ten Tors Challenge is limited to 2,400 individuals (four hundred teams of six teenagers). The teams, depending on age, face hikes of 35, 45 or 55 miles (56, 72 or 88km) over the rough terrain of Dartmoor, visiting ten nominated tors / check points in under two days. The teams must be self-sufficient, carrying all that they need to complete their route and stay out over night safely. The weather can be very changeable and at times quite extreme, and success or failure can depend very much on the extent to which a team has been trained for all eventualities. Every team manager and every team member (probably parents, too!) must inevitably pray during the week leading up to the event for fair weather on the day!

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