King’s pupils gear up for Ten Tors challenge

Pupils from The King’s School are gearing up for this weekend’s gruelling Ten Tors challenge on Dartmoor.

The annual weekend hike takes nearly 2,500 young people to the national park in teams of six to visit ten tors across different routes.

Children from King’s began training in December with a walk from Lyme Regis to Sidmouth, followed by some orienteering at Killerton House.

Then around 50 students went away for two day walks on Dartmoor, before selection to take part in three camping weekends on Dartmoor.

Dave Nicholson, Pastoral Support Worker, then whittles the group down to the 30 boys and girls from year 10 up to sixth form who will take part in either the 35, 45 or 55 mile hike organised by the British Army.