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peapod21

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Dartmoor Ten Tors Routes
« on: 21:02:13, 24/01/12 »
I just found my old programmes from the Ten Tors Challenges of 1998 and 1999, and thought I'd share the routes with you all.
 
Both times I did the 35 Mile Bronze challenge.
 
1998 Route - Start Okehampton Camp - East Mill - Shilstone - Watern - Rough - Great Mis (made camp) - Black - Staple - Lynch - Hare - Kitty - Okehampton Camp
 
1999 Route - Start Okehampton Camp - Watern - Rough - Beardown - S.Hessary - Haytor - Black - Great Mis (made camp, again) - Lynch - Kitty - East Mill - Okehampton Camp
 
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Re: Dartmoor Ten Tors Routes
« Reply #1 on: 00:37:00, 25/01/12 »
I did the full 55 mile course in 1989 as part of the Air Engineering School at HMS Deadalus.
 
Ten Tors has 26 routes named A-Z
 
I also helped provide maintenance for Sea King Helicopters to provide SAR from Oakhampton Camp for a few of the years in the 1990's
 
 
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Re: Dartmoor Ten Tors Routes
« Reply #2 on: 10:03:14, 14/03/12 »
I'm going to have to try and dig out my old routes now..... (can only remember the odd tor off the top of my head)  ;)

For a starter, I've participated (and completed) the following:

1993 - 35 mile

1994 - 45 mile 

1995 - 45mile -

1996 - n/a due to broken right leg obtain during training on the side of Kitty Tor in Feb '96

1997 - 55mile - Route W - Shilstone, Steeperton, Sittaford, Pupers Hill, Hartor, Trowlesworhty, South Hessary, Staple, Beardown, Hare

1998 - 55mile - Route W - Shilstone, Steeperton, Sittaford, Pupers Hill, Hartor, Trowlesworhty, South Hessary, Staple, Beardown, Hare (we finished after the 5pm deadline, but were given our medals anyway after some 'discussion' between our team manager & parents, and the event organisors!!!!)

I was then involved for a couple of years with helping out at my old school, with the training of the younger kids.

Happened to bump in to my old teacher in December, who's still involved in the Ten Tors training etc. When I told him that it was 19 years ago that I first started training, he nearly collasped!!!  O0
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Re: Dartmoor Ten Tors Routes
« Reply #3 on: 10:24:52, 14/03/12 »
For info, the Ten Tors website (which is still hosted by Exeter University) is here:

http://events.exeter.ac.uk/tentors/

and the roots from 1998 are detailed on this page (website is not particularly well laid-out!)

http://events.exeter.ac.uk/tentors/1998/TT1998.htm

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Re: Dartmoor Ten Tors Routes
« Reply #4 on: 17:26:57, 20/03/12 »

1999 Route - Start Okehampton Camp - Watern - Rough - Beardown - S.Hessary - Haytor - Black - Great Mis (made camp, again) - Lynch - Kitty - East Mill - Okehampton Camp
 

You had me confused for a moment there .. .. Haytor between South Hessary and Black .. .. then I realised it was Hartor .. .. lol - would have made it a 55 mile route else!! :)
 
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Re: Dartmoor Ten Tors Routes
« Reply #5 on: 18:02:49, 20/03/12 »
I did the full 55 mile course in 1989 as part of the Air Engineering School at HMS Deadalus.
 
Ten Tors has 26 routes named A-Z
 
I also helped provide maintenance for Sea King Helicopters to provide SAR from Oakhampton Camp for a few of the years in the 1990's
 


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Re: Dartmoor Ten Tors Routes
« Reply #6 on: 13:10:03, 27/06/20 »
Thanks for the routes.
I am planning to retrace the 35 mile route I did in 1966 or 1967 (I can't quite remember which year it was). We started at Haytor and I think the first tor was Hound Tor.
If anyone can point me towards where I could find the 35 mile routes for these years I would appreciate it. Many thanks
Ray

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Re: Dartmoor Ten Tors Routes
« Reply #7 on: 09:15:53, 28/06/20 »
Hi and welcome to the forum.
Have you tried contacting the organisers? [size=78%]https://www.tentors.org.uk/info/contact[/size]
Though the organisation/group which has run the event has changed a number of times and I would think it very unlikely that they have kept a file of routes for over 50 years unless they have had a number of forward thinking archivists, but you never know.
If they can't tell you I doubt anyone else can remember what route they did in a specific year even if you could remember what year it was.

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Re: Dartmoor Ten Tors Routes
« Reply #8 on: 12:50:05, 28/06/20 »
That's a little weird, I was having a walk up Chinkwell/Honeybag Tors Thurs morning and I realised it had been 40 years since I'd done my Ten Tors. I vowed to dig out my old route map and complete the 35 mile route sometime this year. 
I did both my 35 milers with the 4th Torbay Scouts in 1979 -80. I was underage for both of them seeing as my birthday feel 2 weeks after the event. I was 12 the first year!  I seem to remember we finished around 10am. The second one I was still under the 14 year old age limit but we were so much fitter we stormed our route. We had to camp at the last manned tor which happened to be Dinger Tor. This left us a nice stroll in along the military road for the last 5 miles. We got to the finish so early no [censored] was around!  Good memories  O0


Can't believe the kit we used back then  it's so much easier with the modern gear.