The scores for Cheshire Hike will be split between four categories:

50% for navigation

Navigation will be measured by teams recording OBs around the route. OBs will be clearly visible as long as teams are on the correct route. All OBs will be the same point value. There will be 6 OBs between the start and first checkpoint and 3 OBs between all other checkpoints (including the Basecamp and Finish). There will be bonus points for collecting all the OBs on all stages.

25% for time keeping

Points will be awarded for arriving at each checkpoint (including Basecamp and Finish) on time. Points will also be awarded for completing the overall hike on time.

10% for start & checkpoints

There will be points available for having the correct equipment and having the safe weight at the start. There will be points available for showing teamwork when arriving at Checkpoints and along the route.

15% for camping skills

The points awarded at Basecamp will be split between camping skills (setting up and striking camp), food suitability and preparation, activities at basecamp.

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls