Ten Tors on Dartmoor 2012
According to the Official Ten Tors web-site, Okehampton Army Camp is the best place for viewing the fun.
So if you want to support your team, then look for accommodation at our hostels, YHA Bracken Tor or YHA Okehampton. Both sites are within 1 mile of the start, and it's an easy walk up especially from YHA Bracken Tor, which lies just below the Army Camp.
The teams gather at the Army Camp on Friday, for the Kit Check and Registration. Then the teams start their circuit at 07:00am on Saturday with the aim of completing either 35 45 or 55 miles and visiting each of 10 different Tors over Dartmoor. They finish throughout Sunday from early morning to late afternoon, with a great atmosphere, as family and friends are there to cheer them all home.
The Jubilee Challenge starts at 07:30 on Saturday and must finish by 18:00 that day - and you'll see finishers coming home from 11:00, hugely pleased with their achievements and with the welcome they're receiving.
Although there is car parking space at the Army Camp, you can walk to the camp from the Hostels, and leave your car to save getting caught in the traffic. At the Army Camp there are small exhibitions, refreshments stands, and an information centre where you can get constant updates of team positions on the Moor at Okehampton Camp, as well as seeing the details of the many routes for each challenge distance.
Official advice on walking around the moors that weekend points out that "the Navy, RAF and Army Tor parties welcome non-intrusive visitors - you can watch Teams as they walk in to the checkpoints, and you can applaud them on their journey. What you can not do is offer them any assistance or direction - and that includes food and drink - they will be disqualified if this happens".
At Adventure Okehampton we offer a full board package, as well as other adventure activities for any young brothers and sisters that you may want to entertain over the weekend. We can offer Bushcraft, Kayaking, Climbing Wall, High Ropes and Gorge Scrambling at discount prices, for those with siblings participating in the Ten Tors challenge!
This year, the dates are:
12–13 MAY 2012
Family Rooms start from £39.95 for 4 people.
Twin Rooms (Ensuite) are available as well as Family Rooms and Dormitory Rooms (up to 8 people) at Bracken Tor or the Filter House.