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.