Whilst there is still time to join in for this years Ten Tors, our first expedition on the moors had it all (apart from snow!). We stayed around the southern moors near Princetown and Bellever forest, crossing the Devonport Leat at a really fast flowing Aqueduct before some excellent close quarters navigation from the team in thick fog, up to Cramber Tor.
After a quick stop for hot drinks and snacks, our new recruits for this year – Courtney, Issy and Owen led the way in the fog towards Hart Tor, finding a safe place to cross the river. Sharing the track from South Hessary to Princetown with all the cyclists from the Tour de Moor event, we made good progress heading up to the giant mast of North Hessary Tor, where the sun finally decided to show itself. They then had a nice wander down to to the old Quarry tramway behind Hollow Tor and around the track to a final trio of Kings Tor, Ingra Tor and Leeden Tor to finish.
From thick fog, to lashing rain, to glorious sunshine – Dartmoor had shown us its full range of weathers in just 6 hours. Everyone did brilliantly in keeping going, and working as a team – roll on Expedition Two!
If you are in Year 9 or older, and would like to join Ten Tors for 2020 speak to your tutor who can pass on your information to Chris Jones and PSCA Ten Tors Coordinator Andrew Seedhouse.