Dartmoor - July 2018

Our intrepid explorers were out again on Dartmoor at the end of July in some glorious sunshine.  They were camping at Cullever Steps for 2 nights so had to cook/prepare their own breakfast, lunch and Tea.

On the first day, after setting up camp, they were set a 7 mile navigational challenge in groups and set upon their way stopping  at checkpoints on the way before regrouping to walk back to camp, a task completed  fantastically by all.  They then cooked their evening meals before going off to enjoy the evening by the river.

The second day , after eating breakfast and preparing their lunch they set of on a small circular walk across a very dry Dartmoor.  Nearing the end of the walk they came across Dinger Tor , which they remembered from one of the training walks as having a snowdrift nearly the full height of the Tor, which you can see from the pictures is fairly tall!


Once back at camp they were told how many miles they had walked that day and to their astonishment they had completed a 19 mile circular walk in one day!  An absolutely outstanding achievement.  Surprisingly they still had enough energy left to play by the river in the evening , unlike the accompanying adults who were more than happy to sit down and relax!

On the third day  they packed up camp and left the moor, but there was one more surprise, they had to walk out to the minibus , which Sir had kindly moved to Meldon Reservoir, just a short leisurely 5 miles or so away!

A fantastic achievement by all the children involved in all the walks on Dartmoor this year , especially the three day camp which had a final tally of a whopping 30 miles , a new school record!