Dartmoor 10 Tors Challenge Picture 1
Dartmoor 10 Tors Challenge Picture 1

Next departure:  28/05/2021

Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  621m


Min age:  18

Duration:  1

Dartmoor 10 Tors Challenge

Trek Adventure

Take a walk on the wild side in the West Country's last great wilderness - the scene of an annual classic challenge 'Ten Tors'. We'll recreate our own Ten Tors challenge taking in the very best of the Moors. If you are looking for a large scale event with support vehicle cover we recommend taking on our Marathon and/or half marathon loops that can be run on a combined event. If you are looking to take on the high peaks in a more remote area choose from either a 10 mile A-B route finishing in a cracking pub or a half marathon loop finishing back at your accommodation.

Yes Tor, Fur Tor, Steeperton Tor, South Hessary Tor... the list of memorable tors dotted across the moor is extensive, 160 in fact exist on the moors but we shall visit just 10 during our challenge this weekend. With the classic youth challenge having 26 versions (A-Z) staged over different distances we have created 5 of our own versions for you to choose from. Half marathon and a tough marathon combined with support vehicle over 1 day or a marathon with support vehicle over 2 days and then a 10 mile or half marathon in the wilder ridgelines. If you missed out on the Ten Tors as a youngster, this is your chance to recreate it as an adult. 



Approx timings (dependant on route choice):

Day 1 

20:00 - Meet at overnight accomodation - in Princetown or Okehampton

21:00 - Event Briefing. 


Day 2

06:00 Breakfast

07:30 Depart on trek - visiting 10 Tors 

18:00 Latest Arrival at overnight location 


Route Map


1 or 2 nights. Depending on the group size we will stay in either a bunkhouse, BnBs, or a hotel in central Dartmoor based out of either Okehampton or Princtetown.


What is a Level 3.5 Trekking Challenge Like?

These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 12 hours trekking. In the case of a multi day trek, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be keen on physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy taking exercise, and to do it regularly. Longer duration long haul treks are likely to be easier in terms of the physical walking, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to simple living conditions - ie using same clothes for several days, lack of washing facilities, simple food, and maybe camping - this forms an integral part of the challenge.


How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Trek’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing very long walks in the countryside - 7 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - possibly with some running. Your running speed will be around 10-11 minute miling, and you should be able to run a minimum of 4 to five miles. If you do not run, you should be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (i.e. sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - these other forms of exercise should be at a moderate to high level.


Included In Trip

Mountain Training UK Qualified and experienced first aid challenge leader.

Safetey equipment.

Challenge information pack.

1 or 2 nights accomodation including breakfasts.

Pre-event support from our in house challenge consultants.


Excluded From Trip

Transport to and from event.

Lunches and dinners.


Equipment Required

Suncream, blister repair kit, plasters, vaseline, painkillers, sunbloc

Pack towel (lifesystems recommended), soap (small bar)
shampoo (not a full size bottle!), toothbrush, toothpaste (small size)

Hill walking items
Sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner - please check whether you require a sleeping bag
Day sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / plastic liner(s) 
Bladder system (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking poles (highly recommended)
Sun hat (wide brimmed), neck scarf
Lunches - you may wish to pre-pack lunches, but please check this with us
Snack foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.

Warm clothing
Lightweight fleece, medium weight Fleece
Lightweight gloves, heavy gloves (mitten type recommended)
Fleece hat, balaclava

Trek Clothing
Long cotton trekking trousers, 1 pair tracksuit bottoms
Comfortable trekking shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Gaiters (appropriate to moor wilderness / moorland treks - please ask!)
Walking socks, liner Socks, underwear
1 change of casual evening wear

Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent) & Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Toilet roll / pack of travel tissues, spare lace, camera, film / memory card / spare battery

Wallet, credit cards, cash, sunglasses, spare comfortable shoes, penknife

Mobile phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!), emergency rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek), head torch with spare batteries and bulb

Kit Hire

It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.


Safety Information

You will be briefed by your leader, before and during the challenge - but key items to remember are as follows:

1. Wear appropriate clothing - including proper footwear with ankle support.

2. Ensure your waterproofs are in good condition

3. Listen to and follow instructions from your leader.

4. Remain within visual contact of your leader at all times

5. Remain well fed and watered throughout the event.

6. In case of poor weather we normally continue to pursue the challenge - unless we deem it unsafe. This usually would entail high winds or exceptionally high water levels that would render river crossings dangerous.



during the Spring and summer months we should expect good weather however conditions on the Moor can change quickly, so be prepared for cold and wet conditions too. Parts of the Moor can become boggy after rain and take a long time to dry out. Gaiters are highly recommended for this event.


Optional Extras

Lunch, Upgraded Accomodation, Extra nights accomodation


Notes on Trekking Events

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Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event

To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events



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