Sadly, or course, this year's Challenge has had to be cancelled, and she was extremely disappointed. Her mother has told us -. Nevertheless, Arabella was determined she wanted to walk the equivalent of the 16 mile challenge but around the perimeter of her parents' farm, which worked out as 27 laps! She started at 9.
Exmoor - 20/22 April 2018
Get the pick of the week's stories and fascinating Devon history features direct to your inbox every Saturday morning in our exclusive Weekend Report newsletter. Hundreds of tired legs crossed the finishing line after a tough mile trek across the moors last weekend. They came from 49 schools, Scout Troops and other organisations across the South West. The children aged between 10 and 18 compete in teams of four, without direct adult supervision and navigate a mile route over Exmoor by following written instructions and using basic map-reading and compass skills. Around 90 per cent of the teams are expected to complete the course and receive their medals, tired but elated. But the bulk of the work is carried out by around volunteers and there is no way we could run this event were it not for the enormous support we have continually received from our fellow Rotarians, as well as friends of members, who regularly come and give their time. The teams departed at am, leaving at one-minute intervals until am. The best teams are expected to complete the course in minutes. By Lewis Clarke. Exmoor Challenge
I am writing to invite your club members to take part in the Exmoor Challenge between Districts and This year the walks take place in the Quantock Hills. Rotarians, their families, and friends from Rotary Districts and earn points for their District by completing either of two walks. The shield is currently held by District and has been for a while. Dogs are welcome, owners must keep them under control.
The Expedition started on the Friday evening when the tents were pitched and the children were let loose in the woods, streams and rope swings of Pool Bridge campsite in Porlock. Team T-shirts as well as marshmallows being shared and toasted over campfires enhanced the sense of togetherness. After a pasta meal, the campsite soon quietened as the children headed to their sleeping bags, in preparation of what was to come. Saturday morning heralded a cloudless sky and after a filling bowl of porridge and a bacon and egg sandwich the teams were soon on their way. Each course was fully way-marked so all the teams had to initially think about was the continuous 6km climb up to Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor.