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Hill Walking Club

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Events Descriptions

Which walk is for you?

MCS Challenge Walk

  • Date: 1st weekend in May
  • Organisers: MCS
  • Distance: 8 & 16 Miles
  • Team size: 2-6
  • 4 classes:
    • 8-11yr olds (Must be shadowed by an adult)
    • 12-13yr olds
    • 14-16yr olds
    • Adults
  • Minimum age: 8yrs
  • Course: Teign Valley from Steps Bridge to Fernworthy Reservoir.
    Almost entirely on footpaths, up the Picturesque Teign Valley, onto the open Moor, bagging a couple of tours before returning to the beautiful Fernworthy Reservoir for a much earned BBQ
    The event is arranged to raise money for 'Children's Hospice South West'
    Make a donation at:

MCS Orienteering Challenge

  • Date: 1st Tue. in Mar
  • Organisers: MCS
  • Distance: 2k
  • Team size: 4
  • Minimum age: 10yrs
  • Course: Local campsite
Templar Way 
(Sponsored walk to raise money for Devon Air Ambulance)Magdalen Court School Templar Way
  • Date: 2nd Sun. in June 
  • Organisers: Magdalen Court School
  • Distance: 13k to 28k (8 to 18 miles)
    Easy flat or downhill terrain, several route length options.
  • Team size: (must include an adult)
  • Minimum age: 7yrs
  • Course: 
    The route follows as closely as possible, the line of the Haytor Granite Tramway, the
  • Stover
    and the Teign Estuary. It covers a whole range of terrain from open moorland through quiet woodland, field tracks and country lanes to estuary foreshore. It is very well marked throughout the entire distance by the
    Templar Way
    logo apart from the first section on Haytor Down. However, on this section it is possible to follow the line of the tramway
  • Detailed information 1.8Mb
    With route maps & route description

Exmoor ChallengeMagdalen Court School Rotary International

  • Date: 1st Sat. in May
  • Organisers: The Exmoor Challenge is organised by Exmoor Rotary Club.
  • Distance: 16 or 18 miles
  • Team size: 4
  • Minimum age 10yrs, there are 2 routes:
    • Junior 25k (16 Miles) for under 14yr olds
    • Senior 29k (18 Miles) for under 17yr olds
  • Course: Starts and finishes at Dulverton Middle School. The course is unmarked and teams have to follow written instructions and use basic map-reading and compass skills. The course involves walking over a variety of terrain including open moorland, although checkpoints are marked along the way. The walk calls for teamwork, responsibility and endurance.
  • Medals are issued to successful teams
  • Exmoor Junior & Adult Challenge web site

Brecon Beacons Weekend

  • 2nd weekend in Dec.
  • Organisers: MCS
  • Distance: 4 day walks between 5 & 15k
  • Participants: limited to those with some walking experience; Exmoor challenge, Ten Tors, D of E etc
  • We stay in a rather splendid farm house.
  • Leave first thing Fri. & return late Mon.
Abbots Way ChallengeMagdalen Court School The Abbots Way
  • Date: 1st Sun. in October.
  • Organisers: Tavistock & District Outdoor Education Forum.
  • Distance: demanding 34.3k (21.4 miles)
  • Team size: 2-6 + dogs
  • Minimum age: No age restrictions
  • Course: Buckfastly Abbey to Tavistock College.  
  • Limited to 500 walkers
  • Drawing of route + some background information
  • Abbots Way slide show (UPDATED 5/10/05)
  • Organised by: Tavistock & District Outdoor Education Forum tel. 01822 852157
    2012 it is the 50th year for this event.

TAG ( Tavistock Adventure Group)

Ten TorsMagdalen Court School Ten Tors Medal

Managers Ten Tors

  • Date: 2nd weekend in October (dark mornings & nights)
  • Organisers: Local school, changes every few years
  • Distance: 35  Miles
  • Team size: 2-8
    An opportunity for parents, managers & helpers to experience the Ten Tors event themselves.
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Course: 56 kilometres (35 miles)

Scotland Weekend

  • 3rd weekend in Jun.
  • Depart Thu. after school return Lunchtime Tue. by sleeper train.
  • Walk Fri. Sat. Sun. & Mon.
  • Staying in 2 Youth Hostels & one nights wild camp in the hills.
  • Distances: 12 to 20k
  • Participants: limited to those with hill walking & camping experience; (Exmoor challenge), Ten Tors, D of E etc
    really intended as an extension to those who have completed Ten Tors & D of E.

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Last Updated: Sat 22-Sep-2018 10:44 PM