Year 6 - Exmoor Challenge 2017

29th April 2017

YOUTH EXMOOR CHALLENGE 2017

 

There are 4 people in a team, and they have to follow a 16 mile route which is not marked - so following instructions, map-reading, and compass skills are essential.

 

There are a series of check-points along the route and each leg has to be done in a pre-determined time - points are deducted if teams arrive too early or too late, and those who get very tired and lag too much are pulled out of the challenge.

 

Only those who successfully complete the event are presented with a medal.

 

Safety is paramount in having over 600 children spread across a desolate area of moorland - check points are kept in radio-contact with the control room by RAYNET, many of our club members are supplemented by those from Tiverton and Exe Valley Rotary Clubs as well as non-Rotarians, and we are grateful for the services of the Exmoor Rangers, Exmoor Search & Rescue, and St John Ambulance.

Our fantastic 2017 Exmoor Challenge Team raised
 
£575 
 
which will be donated to the Children's Hospice South West
 
Well done everyone.
Practice Walks    
 
Friday, 17th March 
 
Friday, 24th March
 
Friday, 31st March
 
Friday, 21st April
 
Tuesday, 25th April
 
Challenge Event
 
Saturday, 29th April