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Event Series Event Series: Cheshire Hike Practices

Cheshire Hike Practice Weekend 1

February 24 @ 9:00 am - February 25 @ 3:30 pm


This is the first of three, ‘two day hikes’ open to all Scouts & Explorers in the District participating in the Cheshire Hike. Participants should ideally walk in the teams of 2- 5 people they intend to enter to the hike but if you don’t yet have a team, the events are a great way of meeting people from other groups.

It’s a great opportunity to practice for Cheshire Hike and Participation can contribute to a number of badges.

Please note there is a flat £25 fee to attend practice 1, 2 & 3 whether you attend all of them or just one of them. If you book onto all three at the same time a £50 discount will be applied to the basket. If you book on to just one weekend and then subsequently decide to come to another weekend hike, the website will recognise this and not charge you for the other two weekends (provided you don’t check out as a guest).

Start Saturday 8:30am 1st Tarvin, King George V Playing Fields, Tarvin CH3 8EG
Finish Saturday QCW
Pickup Sunday 3pm Norley Village Hall, High Street, Norley, Frodsham, WA6 8JS.

GPS Tracking

To safely facilitate this event we are asking for parental permission to use GPS tracking software on young people’s phones. The tracking will take place only for the duration of the activity. The data connection to the tracking server is encrypted and hosted on a private Mersey Weaver owned server. The Tracking will assist route marshals to locate hikers if they become lost.

To enable the tracking, young people should install the Traccar Client app from the Apple App or Google Play Store on their mobile phone before the day of the event and ensure it is tracking correctly. To configure the app you will need to enable location tracking.  In the device identifier field type the security code on your E-ticket (please note this is case sensitive). In the Server URL field please enter then toggle the service status to on when you arrive at the hike start. See a screenshot of configuration.

What to wear/bring


  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof Trousers
  • Synthetic/Wool Baselayer
  • Polyester Fleece/Mid layer
  • Synthetic Trousers
  • Synthetic Liner Sock
  • Hiking Socks
  • Hiking Boots
  • Gaiters (optional)
  • Warm Hat
  • Gloves
  • Buff

In a Rucksack with waist support:

  • Packed Lunch
  • Water Bottle/Hydration Bladder (0.5l)
  • Compass
  • Map Case
  • Fine tip Permanent Marker
  • Headtorch
  • First Aid Kit
  • Watch
  • Mobile Phone
  • Spare synthetic mid layer
  • Hand sanitiser

In a separate bag:

  • Hike Tent
  • Hike Stove & Gas
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Insulating Mat
  • Lighter/Fire-Steel
  • Lightweight Cooking pot (if required)
  • Boil in the bag Evening meal
  • Boil in the bag Breakfast
  • Mug & Hot Drink
  • Spork
  • Change of base layer
  • Rubbish bag

Download the Guide for Cheshire Hike 2024 for advice on kit, meals and training

Please note Cheshire Hike participants should use these practices to supplement their own training.


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February 24 @ 9:00 am
February 25 @ 3:30 pm
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Andy Hill


Queen Charlotte’s Wood Activity Centre
Queen Charlotte's Wood
Alvanley, United Kingdom
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