Ten Tors Challenge

Welcome to Ten Tors 2018

Welcome to the Ten Tors 2018 web site. You can look back on Ten Tors 2017 and previous years in the archive.

Want to know where you actually went during the Ten Tors Challenge 2017? Find out here.


TT Secretary's Notices


Thanks to great efforts by JCSys, who manage the Ten Tors Website for us, we are able to introduce the promised automated Training on Dartmoor input form. This will generate the report that is compiled weekly for all training within the Dartmoor National Park. As you know, It is made available to the Police, Dartmoor Search and Rescue Teams, Dartmoor National Park Authority Rangers and Ten Tors Officials to assist in the event of an emergency, incident, complaint or non-compliance with the Ten Tors Rules. In addition statistics derived from the Form are used to check compliance with our agreements with landowners and Statutory Bodies.

To enter the details of your Training on Dartmoor;

Log in through your Dashboard.

Click ‘Add New’. Complete the fields in accordance with the guidance given. If you miss out a mandatory field, you will be reminded to go back to complete that field when you click on ‘Save Entry’.

To enter the next day, click "Add new" and you will get the form already partially populated with the first 3 sections of the previous entry. You then have only the Locations sections to complete. The date defaults to the day you are completing the form, ready for you to amend.

If you have a problem or suggestion, please e mail SWHQ-TenTors-MAILBOX@mod.uk. Your comments on this innovation, which will help to ensure accuracy and reduce the time taken to prepare the list, will be appreciated.


Wed 7 Feb 2018 — Where’s to? An observational quiz for Ten Tors

Ten Tors is privileged to be able to train on and complete the Challenges on Dartmoor. Our walkers are taught to care for Dartmoor and be considerate of other users. As a result of guidance by the Team Manager and staff, thousands of teenagers each year become ambassadors for the National Park.

To develop knowledge, the Quiz at Forms,Cards And Notices will encourage observation and knowledge of Dartmoor’s special qualities. It is suggested that Team managers print off the double sided pages and the walkers cut and fold them into A6 booklets. If a larger format is required, this is also at Forms,Cards and Notices

The conditions of the Quiz are printed on Page 2 of the Booklet. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category on Friday 11 May 2018


Tue 6 Feb 2018 — TRAINING UPDATE - WED 7 FEB 2018

  • ID panels. ID panels are to visible on backpacks at all times and not covered by backpack covers.

  • Emergency call out procedure. If the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (DSRT) services are required whilst conducting training on Dartmoor, they are to be contacted via 999.

  • Ten Tors Duty Officer contact details. The Ten Tors Management Team have a Duty Officer on call every weekend up to the event. They are to be contacted if an incident occurs whilst establishments are training on Dartmoor. The contact number is 07966 495504 (no text messages)

  • Training on Dartmoor Summary. Establishments are reminded that the Training on Dartmoor Summaries are required to be emailed to the SWHQ Ten Tors email address 3 days prior to the planned training.


Fri 2 Feb 2018 — TRAINING – STOP PRESS

There is no vehicle parking in Okehampton Camp this weekend.

The Lychway near Postbridge is open again after repairs.

Your Donations for Dartmoor will help fund more repairs to the Postbridge Driftway that will take place shortly.

Erosion on Hartland Tor is to be controlled by cross drains and backfilling of the damaged path. In the meantime, please try to avoid using the path over the Tor.


Mon 29 Jan 2018 — Staff officer for running Ten Tors hands over

Lt Col Peter Bates OBE RA hands over the role of SO1 Ten Tors to Lt Col Crispin d’Apice RIFLES

After over three years in the job, Lieutenant Colonel Peter Bates has come to the end of his time as the senior staff officer responsible for planning and running the Army’s annual Ten Tors event. Peter has handed over the reins to Lieutenant Colonel Crispin d’Apice, who lives on Dartmoor and has experience of the event both from participating in it as a boy and through his day job of running the MoD’s training estate on Dartmoor.

Lt Col Bates will remain at HQ SW working on other Youth Development projects. On leaving he said “In all the 38 years I have been an army officer, being responsible for such a fabulous and life changing event has been one of the key highlights of my career. Working with the many dedicated and experienced volunteers; seeing, feeling and being part of the enthusiasm for the event; and knowing the efforts that so many make to ensure the right environment for a challenging but safe event for all those that take part - has been totally amazing. I’d like to thank all those that have helped me, in so many ways to keep both the Ten Tors Challenge and the Jubilee Challenge on track and where appropriate improved and refined. It’s been an absolute pleasure to be involved in a very very special event and work with you all. (PS I hope to be a visitor at TT18 !!)”


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Headquarters South West

Event Director

Colonel A P L Dawes

Event Coordinator

Lieutenant Colonel C M J d'Apice