Ten Tors

Ten Tors is organised by the military. For official information about the event go to the Ten Tors website.

If you will be navigating across the high moor and want to find out more about the wild open space of Dartmoor get a copy of our Ten Tors Navigators Notes.

For more information about the Military on Dartmoor, have a look at the factsheet.

Thank you to everyone taking part in the Ten Tors event for supporting Donate for Dartmoor. You’re helping us to look after and care for the moor so that we can all enjoy it for years to come.

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Top Ten Tors tips

Don’t disturb the birds!

The open moorland provides an important breeding area for ground nesting birds, but if they get disturbed they can abandon their nests or young. Make sure you know where the rare bird nesting areas are and plan your route to avoid them from 1 March - 31 July.

View rare bird nesting area maps

Copy these bird nesting areas on to the map you will be using for Ten Tors.

TIP: The maps will print at 1:25 000 scale on A4 paper (make sure you set your printer to 100%, not 'fit to page').

GPX files (for use with handheld GPS units and other mapping devices) can be downloaded from the same page.

Watch out for bogs!

Our high moorland blanket bogs are a nationally important carbon reserve and an important store for water. We’re working to protect these precious resources and need your help. During your Ten Tors adventure avoid disturbing any of the peat barriers used to block the gullies that are draining the blanket bog.

Find out more about protecting Dartmoor’s blanket bogs.

Meet a Dartmoor farmer

Find out more about Dartmoor's landscape and the people who live and work here by meeting one of our upland farmers. All Ten Tors groups have the chance to meet and talk to a Dartmoor farmer before one of their training days.

Contact the Dartmoor Hill Farm Project on 01626 890913 or email hfp@dartmoor.gov.uk

Spend more time on Dartmoor

If you like spending time on Dartmoor for Ten Tors, why not come back and do some volunteering with us?

There are a range of activities available and it’s a great way to:

  • spend time on Dartmoor
  • give something back to this unique landscape
  • get valuable experience and skills for work or college applications.

To find out about the amazing volunteering opportunities on Dartmoor call 01626 832093 or email orutter@dartmoor.gov.uk.

'Where's To' Quiz 2019

We hope that walkers are enjoying finding the answers to this year's Ten Tors quiz. Many of the answers can be found on the internet and you will then know what you are looking for when you are on your training walks. You might also want to ask your adult leaders for advice on the answers and about the many other interesting features of Dartmoor's history, ecology and land use.

Need extra copies of the 'Where's To' booklet?

Print 'Where's To' booklet (PDF)

Copies are also available for collection, by arrangement with the Ten Tors Secretary, from Okehampton Camp.

The answers to the question on Page 9 aren't currently on this website, and those on Wikipedia are wrong. However, answers can be found on the Ten Tors webpages by looking back at the archive to the Team Manager's brief for Ten Tors 18. You can find your way there from the homepage, then Archive/Ten Tors 2018/Training/Briefing/Landowner's Perspective and then examine the Powerpoint.

Keep your eyes open and good hunting!