Postbridge Challenge

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Event Info

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Organiser Name
Dartmoor SART
Location
Dartmoor
Event Date
February 24, 2019
Start / End Time
9am to 4pm

The 10 mile circular route goes from Bellever Forest car park to Postbridge, Braddon Lake and Broad Down. Depending on conditions, there should then be an option to extend the route via the waterfall and Browns House, before re-joining the main route to Lower White Tor, Higher White Tor, Longaford Tor, Powdermills Chimney, Lakehead Hill, Bellever Tor, Laughter Tor, and back to Bellever.

The Family Adventure is an approximatley 4 mile circular route, with checkpoints / stamps to collect on route. This will also go from Bellever Forest car park, heading to Lanehead Hill. Then onto Bellever Tor and Laughter Tor, before returning to the forest carpark.

Suggested Equipment: Suitable equipment for a day on open moor, bearing in mind the type of conditions expected during this part of the year. You should have at least a map, compass, torch, food and fluids, whistle, waterproofs and a hat, gloves and suitable footwear.

Skills: Due to the fact that some of the walk is on open Moor, at least one of the team must have basic navigation, compass and map reading skills.

Timings: The walk will start at 0900 hours and no walkers will be allowed to start after 0915 (10:00 for family adventure). The cut off time for the finish will be 16.00. There will also be a cut off time at the forest corner GR643772 of 1430 when all walkers, arriving after this time, will be asked to make their way to Bellever Forest car park via the footpath to the east through the forest, then the road.

Preparation of Own Route: The route will start and finish at Bellever Forest car park (SX655771), where there are toilet facilities. It costs £2 to park a car there for the duration of the walk. Grid references will be given for each of the checkpoints that are to be used so each team must plan and prepare their own route using the information already given. The aim of the walk is to visit all checkpoints and return to Bellever.

The Map used for the information and preparation of this walk is Ordnance Survey Outdoor Leisure Number 28, Map of Dartmoor North & South, 1:25,000.

Did you know that The Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team Plymouth:

  • Is a voluntary organisation, a registered charity funded by donation
  • Provides a vital all year round search and rescue service throughout South West Devon, East Cornwall and Dartmoor
  • Provides the Police with well in excess of 1,000 man-hours of search resources annually
  • Helps to oversee the safety of over 2000 youngsters during the annual Ten Tors event
  • Provides a valuable search resource that regularly helps the elderly, infirm and those with mental health conditions
  • Pays nothing to volunteers for their role
  • Assists at public events providing first aid cover with our qualified Casualty Carers, some of whom are medical staff in their day jobs?

Thank you for supporting this walk and we hope you enjoy the experiance.

All proceeds in aid of Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team, Plymouth.

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