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Postbridge Challenge

Introduction

The 10 mile circular route goes from Bellever Forest car park to Postbridge, Braddon Lake and Broad Down. Depending on conditions, there should then be an option to extend the route via the waterfall and Browns House, before re-joining the main route to Lower White Tor, Higher White Tor, Longaford Tor, Powdermills Chimney, Lakehead Hill, Bellever Tor, Laughter Tor, and back to Bellever.

The Family Adventure is an approximately 4 mile circular route, with checkpoints / stamps to collect on route. This will also go from Bellever Forest car park, heading towards Lakehead Hill, past Bellever Tor, Laughter Tor, and then back to Bellever.

Requirements for the walk

Suggested Equipment:
Suitable equipment for a day on open moor, bearing in mind what conditions are applicable during this part of the year. You should have at least a map, compass, torch, food and fluids, whistle, waterproofs and a hat, gloves and suitable footwear.

Skills:
Due to the fact that some of the walk is on open Moor, at least one of the team must have basic navigation, compass and map reading skills.

Timings:
The walk will start at 0900 hours and no walkers will be allowed to start after 0915 (family adventure starting between 0900 and 1000). The cut off time for the finish will be 16.00. There will also be a cut off time at the forest corner GR643772 of 1430 when all walkers, arriving after this time, will be asked to make their way to Bellever forest car park via the footpath to the east through the forest, then the road.

Preparation of Own Route:
The route will start and finish at Bellever forest car park, where there are toilet facilities.  It costs £2 to park a car there for the duration of the walk. Grid references will be given for each of the checkpoints that are to be used so each team must plan and prepare their own route using the information already given. The aim of the walk is to visit all checkpoints and return to Bellever.

The Map used for the information and preparation of this walk is Ordnance Survey Outdoor Leisure Number 28, Map of Dartmoor North & South, 1:25,000.