Haldon Forest training session for Jubilee Challenge
6 March 2019
Eight WESC Foundation students braved the wet and windy weather yesterday to complete their latest training walk for this year’s Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge.
Three groups explored Haldon Forest, a 3,500 acre woodland located between Exeter and Dartmoor, covering distances between 5 and a staggering 9.5 miles.
Accompanying staff were very impressed by the students’ determination, fitness and great sense of humour- keeping everyone entertained throughout the day. All the young people have a visual impairment, and several will be hoping to complete their second or even third Jubilee Challenge during the event weekend of 10th to 12th May 2019.
Ten Tors starts and finishes at Okehampton Camp at the edge of Dartmoor and is organised by the Army’s Headquarters South West with support from the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force as well as civilian emergency services and volunteers.
The Jubilee Challenge is designed for young people aged between 14 and 21 with a range of challenging conditions. Participants enter as individuals or teams and complete one of several routes suited to their abilities. Over the course of the weekend around 2,500 young people will travel to Dartmoor take part in the Jubilee Challenge or Ten Tors Challenge.