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Backwell scouts complete Ten Tors challenge

PUBLISHED: 18:01 19 May 2017

The red team, featuring Billy Waghorn, Eleanor Hobbs, Oli Baughan, Stella Rhodes, George Budd, Tim Watkins, completed the 35-mile course. Picture: 1st Backwell Scouts

The red team, featuring Billy Waghorn, Eleanor Hobbs, Oli Baughan, Stella Rhodes, George Budd, Tim Watkins, completed the 35-mile course. Picture: 1st Backwell Scouts

1st Backwell Scouts

Hardy hikers from Backwell completed the Ten Tors challenge.

Richard Kirkbride (in yellow), Charlotte Hobbs and Alex Stevens (both in green) completed the 45-mile challenge dressed up as Angry Birds. Picture: 1st Backwell Scouts Richard Kirkbride (in yellow), Charlotte Hobbs and Alex Stevens (both in green) completed the 45-mile challenge dressed up as Angry Birds. Picture: 1st Backwell Scouts

Teenagers took on 35, 45 or 55-mile routes across Dartmoor in a test of physical endurance, teamwork and orienteering and 1st Backwell Scouts and Explorers were among the successful teams.

They had about 36 hours to reach 10 tors and navigated some of the UK’s toughest terrain.

Oliver Baughan, Stella Rhodes, Tim Watkins, George Budd, Eleanor Hobbs, Rhys Mountjoy, Matthew Nott, Michael Harrison, Harrison Lawrence, Finnian Malone, Billy Waghorn and Dylan Pope all finished the 35-mile challenge.

Completing the 45-mile challenge were Will Sullivan, Annabelle Reid-Smith, Alex Stevens, Charlotte Hobbs and Richard Kirkbride while Travis Rhodes finished the 55 mile event.

Leader Iain Rhodes said: “I’d like to congratulate all of those who took part.

“It’s an amazing challenge and is something they will remember for the remainder of their lives. For some it is a life-changing experience and they did fantastically well.”

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