New members are always welcome!
Primarily we are dedicated to training for Ten Tors at all levels.
We base our final selection on many things including attendance, dedication, ability and the willingness to be a part of a close knit and effective team. Throughout the training period(September-May) a participant can expect to experience all of the above at first hand, along with some challenging situations both planned by the management team, and with input from Dartmoor herself.
Our aim is to bring each person to the peak of their ability in readiness for their Ten Tors Experience, both as an individual and as part of a team of 6 people. After the initial training stage we aim to bring a team together who will endure through all that training has to offer, together, and effectively, using the skills and principles taught as an ongoing theme throughout training.
Although Ten Tors is our main and most popular focus, we enter various other youth walking events throughout the season, all of which are open to all members, whether or not they are selected for Ten Tors itself. These events carry their own entry fees, as do certain parts of training such as residentials and fun days which are spread across the whole year. Non members may also participate in these events, although charges are discounted for full members.
Our expectations are high since the demands of most of these events are high too, for this reason we take the job of training seriously as we believe this forms an important part of a young persons emotional, physical and mental development. Skills and lessons learnt here, will go through life with an individual, as will the bonds of friendship formed within the Dartmoor Plodders.
It is worth a mention here that, in the majority of cases, a participants academic and intra-personal abilities show marked improvement despite the rigorous demands of our training regime.
Please feel free to contact Huck (Huccaby) on 07527468003 or via email at [email protected] with any queries