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Event Series Event Series: Cheshire Hike Practices

Cheshire Hike Practice Weekend 2

March 9 @ 9:00 am - March 10 @ 3:00 pm


This will be the second of three, ‘two day hikes’ open to all Scouts & Explorers in the District participating in the Cheshire Hike.

Its a great opportunity to practice for Cheshire Hike and Participation can contribute to a number of badges. Teams are expected to carry their full kit including Tents and Sleeping bags so participants can get used to walking a fair distance, weight while practice navigating. 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 event is a great way of meeting people from other groups.

Please note there is a flat £25 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 1st Tarporley Scout HQ, Bowmere Road, Cheshire, CW6 0BS
Finish Saturday Goldford Lane, Bickerton, Cheshire, SY14 8LN
Pickup Sunday 1st Tarporley Scout HQ, Bowmere Road, Cheshire, CW6 0BS

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.  Please also ensure the young people have OS Locate Apple App or Google Play installed on their mobile device

To enable the tracking, young people should install the Traccar Client app from the Apple App or Google Play Store on their mobile phone.  Please ensure this done days in advance rather than on the day. 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 (& spare)
  • Synthetic Trousers
  • Synthetic Liner Sock
  • Hiking Socks
  • Hiking Boots
  • Gaiters (optional)
  • Warm Hat
  • Gloves
  • Buff
  • Watch

In a Rucksack with waist support:

  • Packed Lunch x2
  • Water Bottle/Hydration Bladder (0.5l)
  • Compass
  • Map Case
  • Permanent Marker
  • Headtorch
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Thermarest
  • Hike Stove & Gas
  • 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
  • First Aid Kit
  • Mobile phone
  • Hand sanitiser

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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March 9 @ 9:00 am
March 10 @ 3:00 pm
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Andy Hill


1st Tarporley
1st Tarporley Scout HQ
Bowmere Road, Cheshire CW6 0BS
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