Many thanks to all those who took part in the Postbridge Challenge on Sunday, helping to raise valuable funds for the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Plymouth!
This event was supported by nearly 150 people of all ages, from college students through to the retired. All seemed to have had an enjoyable day out on the hill, and in doing so, raised over £1,700 towards supporting the rescue team.
As a charity, money from events like this enable us to continue to provide the search and rescue service we do, both on the moor, but also in the surrounding remote areas, so thank you for supporting us in this way.
The Postbridge Challenge is a 10 mile circular walk with five checkpoints, which started from Bellever Forest carpark, headed North through the forest to Postbridge, then up to the first checkpoint at Broad Down. The route then headed South West to go over Lower White, Higher White and Longaford Tors. The walkers then dropped down to near Powdermills, before passing through Bellever forest to pass over Bellever and Laughter tors. It was then the final leg back through the forest to the finish at Bellever carpark, where many loitered for well-earned refreshments and a chat about the experience.
The next walking event being arranged by the Dartmoor Search & Rescue Team Plymouth, is a night time walk – the “Midnight Madness”- this will be a ten mile circular route, starting from Princetown, and is planned for the evening of Saturday July 23rd, starting at 21:00.
Further details will be available on our website nearer the time. We look forward to seeing you there!
See a gallery from the walk below: