The Start

Please arrive ready for the start time you are given. Ensure you have all of the members of your team as well as all equipment suggested on the kit list.


Your sleeping bag, liner and bed roll, and team equipment consisting of your tent, cooker, fuel, evening meal and breakfast should be packed in a separate rucksack clearly marked with your team number. This will be transported to Basecamp for you. All remaining kit should be packed in a daypack to carry, which must be under the weight limit above.

Pathfinder Plus and Explorers

All of your kit should be packed into the rucksacks being carried by the team.

Your team will have their rucksacks weighed, and then asked if you have all the items required.

Parents will be able to stay and wait to wave you off on the hike, but will need to wait outside the building. We will be selling fresh coffee and bacon sandwiches while they wait.

Kit List

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