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District Cheshire Hike Practice 2

12th January 2019 @ 8:30 am - 13th January 2019 @ 10:30 am


This is the second of  two, ‘day hikes’ open to all Scouts & Explorers in the District regardless of whether or not the intend to enter the Cheshire Hike.

After the hike we are offering an optional overnight ‘Cold Camp’, where participants can practice putting up their tent and cooking an evening meal.. There will also be an optional hike on the Sunday for anyone wishing to get the extra miles in!

It’s a great opportunity to practice for Cheshire Hike and Participation can contribute to a number of badges. Tents and Sleeping bags will be transported to the finish so participants can get used to walking a fair distance and practice navigating.

Please note there is a flat £20 to attend practice 2, 3 & 4 whether you attend all of them or just one of them. If you book onto all three at the same time a £40 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.

Start (Saturday, 08:30) – Blakemere Craft Centre, Blakemere Village, Chester Rd, Northwich, CW8 2EB
Finish (Saturday, 15:00) – Mersey Weaver District Scout Centre, Moor Ln, Frodsham, WA6 7AE
Finish (Sunday, 09:30) – Mersey Weaver District Scout Centre, Moor Ln, Frodsham, WA6 7AE
Finish (Sunday, 15:00) – 1st Ince and Elton Scout HQ, Scout Hut Lane, School Ln, Elton, Chester, CH2 4PJ

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

In a Rucksack with waist support:

  • Packed Lunch
  • Water Bottle/Hydration Bladder (minimum 0.5l)
  • Compass
  • Map Case
  • Fine tip Permanent Marker
  • Headtorch
  • First Aid Kit
  • Watch
  • Mobile Phone

In a separate bag:

  • Hike Tent
  • Hike Stove & Gas
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Insulating Mat
  • Matches
  • Mess tins
  • Boil in the bag meal
  • Hot Drink
  • Cutlery/Spork
  • Mug
  • Water Bottle
  • Change of clothes
  • Rubbish bag

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


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12th January 2019 @ 8:30 am
13th January 2019 @ 10:30 am
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Richard Hamilton


Blackmere Craft Centre
Blakemere Village, Chester Rd
Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2EB United Kingdom
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