YOUNGSTERS from North Cornwall were among the 2,000 students who took part in the Ten Tors Challenge.
Teams of six from schools, scout groups and cadet units strode out early in the morning from Okehampton Camp to walk 35, 45 or 55 gruelling miles across Dartmoor.
The teenagers are unaided during the trek, carrying their own equipment and food, and camping out for a night on the moor.
The event returned in 2022 after a two-year absence, marking its 60th anniversary as the nation’s biggest outdoor challenge for young people.
The Jubilee Challenge saw hundreds of young people with special physical and educational needs test their courage and stamina on a variety of routes, with an overnight camp part of the challenge for the first time this year.
The Army, who stage the Ten Tors and Jubilee Challenge, were as usual “brilliant in running the event” said a spokesperson for St Joseph’s School in Launceston.
“To see so many children from across the country enjoying the challenge, gaining resilience and overcoming obstacles was brilliant to witness,” said deputy head and team manager for St Joseph’s Sam Matthews.
“I am so proud of our St Joseph’s team, they walked and navigated so well. The feeling they get when crossing the finish line will stay with them forever.”