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TT Secretary's Notices

Fri 15 Mar 2019 — Additional Vacancies for Ten Tors Challenge

Team Managers are invited to fill some team vacancies in Ten Tors Challenge 2019. Requests are to be submitted to SWHQ-TenTors-MAILBOX@mod.gov.uk by the 26 March 2019. The Selectors will give priority to cadets then those Establishments with only one team at a given distance and finally those Establishments wanting 3 teams at a given distance. Payment will be requested after the selection has been made.

 

Fri 15 Mar 2019 — Where's To Quiz

WHERE'S TO QUIZ

We hope that walkers are enjoying finding the answers to this year's Ten Tors quiz. Many of the answers can be found on the internet and you will then know what you are looking for when you are on your training walks. You might also want to ask your adult leaders for advice on the answers and about the many other interesting features of Dartmoor's history, ecology and land use. Extra copies of the Where's To booklet can be printed from here and it is also available for collection, by arrangement with the Ten Tors Secretary, from Okehampton Camp.

The answers to the question on Page 9 aren't currently on the National Park website and those on Wikipedia are wrong. However, they can be found on the Ten Tors webpages by looking back at the archive to the Team Manager's brief for Ten Tors 18 and then examine the Powerpoint here .

Keep your eyes open and good hunting.

 

Mon 11 Mar 2019 — Help the Rangers to repair erosion on the Two Moors Way route

Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 March 2019 at 10:00 - 16:00

One of an ongoing programme of conservation work days planned with Dartmoor National Park Rangers during 2019. The job here is to clear out cross ditches and install some new ones to combat erosion caused by a combination of recreational use and heavy rainfall at this iconic Dartmoor location. Please feel free to join in for as long as you can over either day.

Conservation work days are a great way of getting healthy exercise in a fantastic environment and meeting like-minded people, as well as helping to look after this special place. You will also learn more about Dartmoor’ s important industrial and prehistoric archaeology, wildlife habitats and rare species, moorland management and the work of the Ranger Service and all FREE of charge. Come prepared with suitable clothing and a packed lunch. All tools and equipment provided together with light refreshments. Booking is essential so that we can organise tools, equipment and refreshments.

If you wish to receive regular updates on conservation working opportunities or other Dartmoor news, sign up for our free newsletter.

Please contact Rob Steemson, Community & Landscape Management Ranger on 07711 856206 or email rsteemson@dartmoor.gov.uk.

Location: Bennett’s Cross & Birch tor area above Postbridge, Grid ref SX681817.

Booking required: Yes

Charge: Free

 

Tue 26 Feb 2019 — Green Card - Rules for training on Dartmoor

Whilst training on Dartmoor, the Green Card must be carried by TM's, Group Leaders & Assistants, Walking Group Leader & Deputy and must be produced if requested by an MOD, Ten Tors or DNPA official.

Prior to all training on Dartmoor, Team Mangers are to familiarise themselves with the limitations for Ten Tors training. This can be found under the Information tab, sub-tab Training.

 

Tue 26 Feb 2019 — Bellever car park at Postbridge

The Forestry Commission car park on the south side of the road at Postbridge has been reopened after the completion of improvement works. Use continues to be free of charge. Please do not to use the Postbridge Visitor Centre car park except for dropping off and picking up.

 

Wed 20 Feb 2019 — Where's To

If your establishment requires extra printed copies of the Where's To booklet, they are available for collection from Okehampton Camp. Contact the Ten Tors Secretary to arrange collection SWHQ-TenTors-MAILBOX@mod.gov.uk. If you have completed booklets that you would like to be entered into the prize draw (results announced during the event), post them to:

Ten Tors Secretary

Okehampton Camp

Okehampton

DEVEON

EX20 1QP

 

Fri 15 Feb 2019 — Postbridge Visitor Centre parking

The parking area opposite Postbridge Visitor Centre is currently being used for logging operations and may be unavailable or only part available for the foreseeable future. Please continue not to use Postbridge Visitor Centre car park except for dropping off and picking up. Instead, use other parking areas at Bellever Bridge, along the Princetown road, on the road towards Mortonhampstead (but not outside the Warren House Inn), and on the Dartmeet road.

 

Fri 15 Feb 2019 — Team Managers' Guidance

Under the Information tab there is a new section designed for all Team Managers. This guidance is written to assist Team Managers in training and preparing for Ten Tors.

The following topics are covered:

1. Responsibility & Competence

2. Hazards & Risks

3. Training Overview

4. A Progressive Training Model

5. Clothing & Equipment

6. Food & Water

7. Navigation

8. Water Crossing

9. Weather

10. Emergencies During Training

11. Reading List