16th Morecambe & Heysham Scouts

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BOWLANDER HIKING COMPETITION

9/10 April 2011

 

Congratulations to our team on winning this prestigious event yet again. That makes it a total of 6 times now!

29 teams from all around West Lancs competed to take home the magnificent trophy made by the late Max Melling, former District Commissioner for Morecambe & Heysham.

Teams are required to plan a route, visiting a number of checkpoints, and have to arrive at each within a limited time window based on their estimated timings within their Route Plan.

29 teams, from all around West Lancashire reported to the start point at Little Town Farm near Longridge on Saturday 9 April to commence their journeys. The weather was perfect with light winds, clear skies and warm sunshine. After having an equipment check, the teams set off to navigate their route of 12 miles going via Knowle Green, Longridge Golf Course, Hesketh Lane, Chipping, across the runway of Bowland Forest Gliding Club, Blindhurst and on through Bleasdale and down the Brock to Waddecar Campsite, Inglewhite where they camped for the night.

The teams awoke early on Sunday to a clear cold morning - perfect for walking.  A further route of 6 miles was followed on Sunday taking the Scouts via Beacon Fell, Whitechapel, Brock Bottom, and Brockmill and back to Waddecar.

When all the marks were added up our team came out as winners.

 

Congratulations to the team on an excellent performance and for keeping Lonsdale's flag flying. Thanks to the organising committee for another well-run and enjoyable event.

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