Bedminster Down School

Ten Tors 2015

Since October 2014 students from Bedminster Down School have trained hard for a coveted place on one of two Ten Tors Challenge Teams to walk 35 miles & 45 miles respectively.


This weekend the most resilient of those students completed the challenge on Dartmoor, crossing the finish line at Okehampton Camp well before the 5pm cut off time.  They were able to complete the challenge & compete alongside students from very prestigious schools such as QEH & Millfield which demonstrates the calibre, quality & high regard that this event is held.  The students all demonstrated incredible determination and resilience to complete a really significant training schedule and the for the first time in 3 years all of the six students per team crossed the finish line with no drop outs.  All of the staff involved are really proud of them all.

35 Team


Jade Poolman
Emma Radnedge
Chloe Webber
Marcus Hartrey
Sammy Lupton
Liam Clark

Finish Time – 1330hrs

45 Team


Oliver Greenslade
Kage Davies
Tom Lear
Olly Bardens
Jack Meagher
Harry Roddick (ex student)

Finish Time – 1420hrs


This event is the hardest of its kind in the UK for students under the age of 16 and to complete it is an incredible achievement.  This achievement would not have been possible without the staff who have given up a lot of their own time to train the students, a big thank you to;

Mr Wills – Deputy Team Manager & Coach

Mr Eagon – Coach

Mr Christie – Camp Manager

Mr Harding – Instructor / Mentor

Mr Bateman – Instructor / Mentor

Mr Knight – Transport / Safety

& all of the other staff that have given up their time to support this event.

Mr Priday – Ten Tors Team Manager 2015


Here you can view the updates and news from our two Ten Tors Teams over the weekend of the event:


35 Mile team route

The 35 Mile team have been given the route H, which you can see below:


45 Mile team route

The 45 Mile team have been given the route V, which you can see below:


Update 1

35 Mile Team

team progress:

Tor 1 – Prewleymoor at 8:32

Tor 2 – nodden gate at 9:40

Tor 3 – Chat at 10:48 

They are currently 2 hours ahead of schedule

45 Mile Team

45 Mile Team – info rec’d from military ops room that team are pushing on to 5th check point (Higher White Tor) & are making good progress.

Update – 17:15hrs

35 Mile Team

35 Mile Team have passed Little Mis arriving at that location an incredible 2hrs 5mins ahead of their projected time. They are well on course to reach their previously thought optimistic objective of Postbridge before having to camp overnight.

Update – 0700hrs