Students Complete Overnight Trek in Preparation for Ten Tors

Last weekend was our first overnight expedition on the Ten Tors training 2015. Four teams set off from Portreath on Saturday morning with full expedition packs and walked along the undulating north coast path!

 

The trail took the participants through some of the most beautiful scenery the north coast has to offer including Chapel Porth, St Agnes and across Perran sands. After almost 30km of walking the groups reach Polly Joke as night was falling. They set up their camp and managed to cook a meal with some successes being greater than others. For some this was their first night out under canvas and the experience of being self-sufficient and self-contained was a big learning curve. The team were very lucky that the weather over the weekend was excellent and even though it was mainly clear skies the temperature did not drop as much as it was expected to.

 

The next morning the students were raring to go! The groups set off even earlier than the previous day for their 23km walk into Truro. Although perhaps not being as scenic, this day’s walk was more about navigation and persistence when they were tired and had sore feet before they even began. All the groups managed to arrive into school by 2pm some even running up the final hill. This walk sees the team saying goodbye to the coastal path where we have been training since November as for the next expeditions we head east, firstly to Bodmin moor and then onto Dartmoor where the challenge really begins.

 

A selection of images from the walk can be found in our gallery.