Ten Tors

What is the Ten Tors Challenge?

This Challenge for the youth of the south west has been organised by the armed forces on Dartmoor every year since 1960 with the exception of 2001 when an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease caused its cancellation and 2020 and 2021 due to Covid-19.

It starts and finishes at Okehampton Army Camp, is open to 2400 teenagers who in teams of six can according to their age attempt to complete a two day expedition (including an overnight camp) over either 35 (Year 9 and 10), 45 (Year 11 and 12) or 55 miles (Year 12 and 13) across the open moor.

The aim of the Challenge is for the team to be totally self-sufficient for the weekend and to complete their route as a full team of six before the Sunday deadline of 1700hrs. Teams suffering casualties can continue on their allocated route as long as there are four members still walking but if numbers fall below that then the teams are ‘crashed out’ and returned to Okehampton by road. Although the event has been abandoned in the past due to extreme weather it normally continues whether the sun is shining or if the famous Dartmoor mists and rain make condition rather more inclement!

If you would like more information, please:

Email: ttorsmanagers@teignschool.org.uk


Key Dates 2023 - 2024

Tuesday September 19th Student and Parents/Carers information evening 6pm in Templar Theatre 

Saturday October 21st Training Day at Haytor (parents/carers to drop off and pick up - see Haytor Training day letter for more information)

Saturday November 4th Walk 

Saturday November 18th Walk 

Saturday December 2nd Walk 

Saturday December 16th Walk 

Saturday January 6th Walk* 

Saturday January 20th Walk 

Saturday February 3rd Walk 

Saturday February 24th Walk 

Friday 8th & Saturday 9th March (1 night) Camp 

Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March (2 night) Camp 

Friday 12th, Saturday 13th April (1 night) Camp & Memorial Walk 

Saturday 27th April Walk 

Event 10th/11th/12th May 

The above dates are the training dates for all 35 miles Ten Tors participants.

*Training begins for 45 and 55 miles teams.


Ten Tors 2023 - 2024

Ten Tors Information Letter 2023-2024

Ten Tors Dates 2023-2024

Ten Tors Training Day 2023

Ten Tors Parental Consent Form










Page Downloads Date  
Ten Tors Information Letter 2023 2024 05th Sep 2023 Download
Ten Tors Dates 2023 2024 05th Sep 2023 Download
Ten Tors Haytor Training Day 2023 05th Sep 2023 Download
Ten Tors Parental Consent Form 2023 2024 05th Sep 2023 Download
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