16th Morecambe & Heysham Scouts

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District Hiking Competitions 2010

The 2-day 'Senior' event  took place over the weekend of 24/25 April. The 6 teams taking part had to plot their routes to visit a number of checkpoints along a 8 mile course keeping to a time schedule that they calculated.

The teams had an early start on Saturday morning from Black Dyke, near Arnside (SD 465 781).

Having completed an essential equipment check, our team set off, in beautiful springtime weather, for the overnight camp site at Hutton Roof walking via Hazelslack, Fairy Steps, Slack Head, Hale and Holme.

Setting up campAfter lunching at Holme, their route then took them over Holmepark Fell  and along Hutton Roof Crags into Hutton Roof village and their campsite.


After cooking their evening meals the teams enjoyed a quiz before settling in for the night (light showers!).

The Junior teams joined their older counterparts on Sunday morning and both age groups then completed a separate five mile course around the Hutton Roof area visiting a number of bases where they were asked to answer a number of questions on navigational and mapping topics.

Our Senior team's navigation and timing was impeccable bringing them home in 1st place to win the Dean Morrell trophy. One member had to leave early (inset).


Junior teamOur Junior team completed a memorable double successfully navigating the course and answering correctly all but one of their questions.


The conclusion of another successful weekend.
Hutton Roof Village Hall.
Jubilant - almost!