16th Morecambe & Heysham Scouts

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District Hiking Competitions 2012

The 2-day 'Senior' event  took place over the weekend of 22/23 September. The 3 teams taking part had to prepare their route plans to visit a number of checkpoints along a 9 mile course keeping to a time schedule that they calculated.

The teams had an early start on Saturday morning from the car park in Hornby (SD 584 683).

Whernside, Ingleborough & Pen y Ghent from Roeburndale WestHaving completed an essential equipment check, our team set off, in beautiful clear autumn weather, for the overnight camp site at Littledale walking via Wray and Roeburndale East and West to Winder Farm.

Near Winder FarmAfter lunching near Winder, their route then took them  down Littledale through Deep Clough to Crossgill and on to their campsite.


 A colourful visitor, on the minibus parked at Winder.



Bolting good fun at LittledaleAfter cooking their evening meals the teams settled in for the night.


The 5 Junior teams joined their older counterparts on Sunday morning when the weather remained sunny and dry after the previous glorious day. Both age groups then completed a separate five mile course around the Littledale 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 generally very good bringing them home in 1st place to win the Dean Morrell trophy.


Our Junior team completed a memorable double successfully navigating the course and answering correctly most of their questions.


The conclusion of another successful weekend.