The Checkpoints

Along the route, there will be checkpoints. This is your opportunity to fill up your water bottle, have small bite to eat or adjust your boots. The staff at the checkpoints are all there for your wellbeing so if you have any issues, let them know. Try not to spend to too much time at each checkpoint or you’ll loose your rhythm and start to get cold.

You can expect to see a checkpoint, between 45 mins and 2 hours apart, depending on the route and stage of the hike. The estimated time to next checkpoint will be shown as you leave the current one.

You must arrive at a checkpoint as a complete team. Check in at the desk to let them know you’ve arrived and give them the Observation Boards (OBs) you have found along the way. OB’s are worth 50% of your score.

Do anything you need to do; like top your water, go to the loo or have a bite to eat.

Before you set off, make sure everyone in your team is ready. Help each other with putting your packs on; then and only then go to the desk to check out.

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