Cheshire Scouts Plus+ 52nd Cheshire Hike 2018 Special

Date: 18th Apr 2018 Author: Dave Hopley

52nd Cheshire Hike 2018 Special

Wow what a weekend! Every single one of our hikers are winners and should wear this year’s Cheshire Hike white scarf with pride.

This year 470 young people completed the Cheshire Hike. The 3 starts were at the Scout HQ’s of Sandiway & Cuddington, Tarporley and Tarvin. With Base Camps at Arley Hall, Davenham and Comberbach, we are as always indebted to the farmers of Cheshire who allow us the use of their fields to camp on.

The Juniors did brilliantly this year and found their campsite at Arley Hall was adjacent to the film set for Sky TV’s new street racing drama “Curfew” starring Sean Bean. Although, we’re not sure they appreciated being awoken at 4am to an explosive live action sequence!

Though the weather was sunny, warm and dry for much of the weekend with the rain holding out right until the finish on Sunday; the ground conditions for the hike were very challenging owing to poor weather we’ve had over recent weeks, particularly on our Intermediate route; but a Scout has courage in all difficulties and are always friendly and considerate, here is Team 320 helping another team out of the mud.

The Seniors and Senior Plus also did very well this year.

At the finish at the Knutsford Academy proud parents applauded the achievements of all of our hikers and they were not the only ones – the Leaders who trained them and the Hike Team that followed their every footstep over the weekend felt just as elated.
We were pleased to be joined by our Regional Commissioner for the North West of England Andrew Corrie, who presented the Trophies for the overall winners.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the army of volunteers that dedicate their time to making Cheshire Hike a continued success.

We hope to see many of the 2018 hikers back again next year for our 53rd Cheshire Hike on 6-7 April 2019 and we’d also like to encourage Troops and Units who’ve not entered Cheshire Hike before to give Cheshire Hike a go!

Overall Winners 2018

Team No. 176
Points Scored: 2,088
Names: Henry Montgomery & Oscar Pedley
Group: 38th South West Cheshire (3rd Nantwich)
District: South West Cheshire

Team No. 306
Points Scored: 2,515
Names: Zoe Andrews & Isabella Robins
Group: 1st Appleton Thorn Guide Unit
District: Forest Guides

Team No. 511
Points Scored: 3,317
Names: Sami Hatna & Joe Larner
Group: Maasai Explorer Scout Unit
District: Macclesfield & Congleton

Team No. 711
Points Scored: 3,449
Names: Phoebe Ashworth & Ella Reid
Group: 1st Great Sutton
District: Ellesmere Port & Neston

Brian Kershaw Trophy
Team No. 176
Points Scored: 2,088
Names: Henry Montgomery & Oscar Pedley
Group: 38th South West Cheshire (3rd Nantwich)
District: South West Cheshire

District Winners 2018

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Full Results Sheets 2018

  • Junior
  • Intermediate
  • Senior
  • Senior Plus

During the weekend our media team have been using social media to keep parents and leaders updated with news, stories, photographs & video footage from the hike.

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Our media team were out and about over the weekend and have put together this official video of the 52nd Cheshire Hike 2018

Our County Winners

Our overall and District Winners

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls