Ten Tors Challenge

Help & FAQs

Where is the best place to watch Ten Tors?

Undoubtedly Okehampton Army Camp. Jubilee Challenge runs all day Saturday and the camp has a dedicated car-park (small car parking fee is imposed) for visitors, refreshments, and constant updates of team positions on the Moor. Additionally, you'll see the teams come in throughout the day, to thoroughly deserved applause and awards.

Can supporters camp at Okehampton Camp?

Supporters cannot use the Camp as a campsite as it is already terribly congested.

There are plenty of hostels & campsites available in the area. The Team Managers have the details.

What is the procedure if a Team member goes missing before the event start?

Althouigh this is rare, proceedures are in place and any missing person must be reported straight to the Jubilee Challenge cell, at building 169, this initiates a chain of information passing to HQ SW and to the Police. An announcement will be made over the whole of Okehampton Camp for the missing person. The Team member or the person, who has reported the person missing, must remain at Building 169 throughout, till the missing person is found.

What is the procedure if a Team member can’t continue whilst the event has started?

These fall into two categories:

Fall Out

If a Team member is unable to continue any further on any of the routes, the whole team are to stay at that check point until that individual has been recovered off the Area; the check point will report back to the cell that they have a fall out, along with the Team ID. The Information cell will then inform a team manager from that School to report to the information Cell, task a Devon 4x4 vehicle to the check point and recover that person and carer back to the information cell were they will met by the Team manager and handed over.

Crash Out

Any Team that is unable to finish in time, after 6pm. Are to make their way to the nearest check point and wait to be recovered back to Okehampton Camp.

What are the deadline dates for team applications to be made?

Usually mid-September of the year preceding the event, but check the Ten Tors website for the exact date.

Where can I pitch my tents on the Jubilee Challenge Campsite?

Exeter Officer Training Corps will contact all the school/teams and ask their requirements for the campsite, number of tents and requirements to be close to the toilets etc., then a final gridded Map will be sent out to all the schools/teams.

Can we camp on the Jubilee Challenge Campsite on the Saturday night?

No The Jubilee Challenege camp site closes on Saturday as it is then cleared and used on Sunday morning as a car park for the 100’s of cars arriving for the Ten Tors Challenge Finish.

Are vehicles allowed onto the Campsite?

No. The only vehicles that will be allowed to stay on the campsite are those that are required for medical reasons as agreed with Exeter UOTC.

What is the procedure at each of the Check points?

Teams will arrive at the check point and hand in the team sheet. The check point staff will stamp the sheet, radio back to the information cell and then the team will be allowed to move onto the next check point.

If I require Maps of Dartmoor before the event, where can I get them?

Exeter Officer Training Corps will hand out the appropriate maps at the Team Managers Briefing in early October, contact us if you were unable to collect.

What is the procedure if ammunition of any kind is found on the area?

Dartmoor is a live Range, therefore any objects that you come across are to be left well alone. If you think that it’s dangerous, mark it on a map and report it to the next Check point and let the Military deal with it.

What obstacles are the teams likely to encounter on any of the routes?

There are many obstacles to tackle whilst walking across Dartmoor, but the main objects for the Jubilee Challenge Teams will be the high raised kerbs that are found on the main track and the Fords, all teams are take great care when crossing them, and if needed, request the help of your shadows from Exeter Officer Training Corps.

When will my team reach their next Tor or the Finish?

Impossible to answer, but your team will arrive in its own good time and you can track their progress in the Jubilee Challenge control room.

Will the 40th Anniversary in 2017, be marked in any special way?

Yes we hope to have additional activities and displays showing photographs and the history of the 40 years that Jubilee Challenge has been running.

Any photographs or paraphernalia that you can lend us for the display would be greatly appreciated. All photos will obviously be returned and the POC for any donations is uotcexeter-qm@mod.uk .