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Race to the Sea: A Survival Challenge

CommunitySimon Pearce

Put your survival instincts to the test in the Youth Adventure Trust's Race to the Sea: Survival Challenge, a journey from the rugged wilds of Dartmoor to the coast at Dartmouth on foot and by self-built river transport. 

The challenge will test physical, mental and emotional endurance in a weekend free from the constraints of modern technology – no phone to provide GPS, no uber to get you where you need to go, no restaurant to feed you and no luxury hotel room to keep you warm at night. With experts on hand for key skills training and advice throughout the challenge, you will truly have the chance to go back to basics and see if you can survive the wild.

Starting from base camp on Dartmoor, you will be briefed on the journey, taught some key survival skills and then set the challenge to make it to the coast in under 48 hours. You will need to navigate across rugged terrain, forage for food, build shelters, make an indigenous fire and improvise some river transport to make your Dartmouth destination.

The Youth Adventure Trust has over 20 years experience of putting on exciting events and this weekend will combine all of that into one epic adventure for anybody who wants to really challenge themselves.

Ed Stafford, intrepid adventurer and Discovery Channel regular, is no stranger to being marooned in remote places and forced to survive the wild. He has given the Youth Adventure Trust’s ‘Race to the Sea: A Survival Adventure’ his seal of approval:

“This is a true journey of survival – the weekend will challenge you and push you to go beyond what you think you are capable of. You will learn a lot about yourself, gain a deeper understanding of the world around you and pick up some key survival skills along the way.” 

For more information or to register your interest, visit our website or contact Louise on 07904 037525 or email louise@youthadventuretrust.org.uk