Welcome to Ten Tors 2020

Welcome to the Ten Tors 2020 web site. You can look back on Ten Tors 2019 and previous years in the archive.


TT Secretary's Notices

Fri 15 May 2020 — Photo Collage

In recent years, the Ten Tors photographer has been Photo-fit Sports Event Photography. They now offer a new service in the way of a team collage that teams can design themselves from your own team’s photos to commemorate your achievement from previous years.

All the team photos are displayed on their website which the following link will take you to www.photo-fit.com.

The collage offer is valid during 2020: A4 print plus free bonus download.

For more information regarding team photos feel free to contact Photo-fit on enquiries@photo-fit.com.


Sat 2 May 2020 — Message from Colonel NR Holmes MBE

Please have a look at the Army in the South West Facebook page (link here), for a message from the Event Director, Colonel NR Holmes MBE.

If you don't have Facebook use the link here.


Tue 14 Apr 2020 — Frequently asked Q&As after the cancellation of this year’s event

Will our entry fees be refunded?

Establishments will be refunded their entrance fee less PayPal’s administrative charge. The returned fee will include any donations to Donate for Dartmoor: if your establishment would still like to contribute to this fabulous cause please do so by visiting Donate to Dartmoor.

We are still confirming exactly how refunds will be processed – details will be published on the website in due course.

Will the event take place in 2021?

We are planning to run the Event in 2021 as long as it safe and consistent with national policy to do so. Some of the timelines relating to next year’s event (such as some of the administrative deadlines, Team Mangers’ Brief etc.) may change however we will be as flexible as possible and put information on the website as necessary.

Can we keep our places for next year?

Next year will be a new event so it would be both too complicated and unfair on next year’s participants to allow this year’s allocations to simply roll over. That said we will do all we can to give those who might have attempted this year’s event a chance of attempting next year’s. Details of these measures will be published when applications open for next year’s event.

Will this year count towards Ten Tors awards?

This year will count towards the Ten Tors awards; however, no certificates will be issued until next year’s event. Any award applications that have been submitted for this year will be kept for next year.

Can we run our own challenge?

If establishments wish to run their own challenges they do so entirely at their own risk and no medals or certificates will be issued. If, once the national situation permits, you wish to organise an event on Dartmoor, please visit the DNPA website to ensure that you have the necessary landowners’ and other permissions.

Is there any way we can recognise the achievements of our trainees in training?

We are creating a certificate which will allow establishments to acknowledge the efforts of all those who trained for this year’s event. This will soon be available via the TM’s Dashboard.

Is the ‘Where’s To’ quiz still open?

The quiz will not go ahead as some establishments were intending to complete it subsequent to later training.



A statement from the Director Ten Tors, Colonel Neville Holmes MBE:

‘It is with regret that I announce that this year’s Ten Tors event will not go ahead due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision has been made in line with current Government and clinical advice. I know that this will be a great disappointment to many however, given that safety is always our number one priority with Ten Tors, I hope it will not be a surprise. Although this year is the 60th Anniversary of Ten Tors, next year will now see the 60th event and so we look forward to celebrating this milestone with you all then. In the meantime, I would like to congratulate all those who have achieved so much whilst training for this year’s event and thank the hardworking teachers, leaders, parents and others who have enabled them to do so.’


Tue 10 Mar 2020 — COVID-19 and Ten Tors

The national situation with regard to the COVID-19 outbreak remains fluid and it is therefore too early to state exactly what impact it will have on the 60th Ten Tors. We are already instigating a number of measures to manage this risk and will evolve our planning considerations in line with Public Health England guidance; the safety and wellbeing of all those involved in Ten Tors remains our highest priority. We will seek to provide updates as the situation develops however, at this time, preparations continue.


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Headquarters South West

Event Director

Colonel NR Holmes (Neville) MBE