2018 Winners

Open Challenge Trophy
ESU High Wycombe 

Senior Challenge Trophy
 ESU Odyssey
"The Ho Ho Ho's!"

Senior Challenge (Misbourne Valley) Trophy 
ESU Gladiators
"The Lost Boys"

Junior Challenge Trophy 
1st Maids Moreton
"Wait for the Leader"

Junior Challenge (Misbourne Valley) Trophy 
1st Chesham Bois 
     2018 Event Sat 24th & Sun 25th November   
                        RESULTS NOW IN...                     

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this year's Grimsdyke Hikes.
We had a fantastic number of participants: 68 teams in total this year. Well done to everyone who took part in whatever capacity. We had great feedback and are glad to hear that so many people enjoyed the event.

The course and conditions were conducive to some quick returns and we actually had a new record set for the faster completion of the Junior course! Well done to 1st Maids Moreton (whose team were aptly named "Wait for the Leader") who managed to take 5 mins off the previous fastest time, and completed the course in only 4 hours and 3 minutes!

And well done too to the Open winners who join an elite number of teams in the history of the event to have completed the entire course on the second day (spoiled only by incuring time penalties, but a great achievement in any case). 

Well done to everyone who took part.
The full results for both the one and two-day events can be downloaded here: 2018 Grimsdyke Hike Results.xlsx

Enjoyed the Grimsdyke Hike? 
Check out our sister event - The Quest... Click the Logo here
Next Event: Saturday 2nd February 2019 

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The Grimsdyke Hikes are fun and challenging tests of orienteering, navigation and endurance in the beautiful Chiltern Hills around the ancient and mysterious earthworks of Grim’s Dyke.

Open to Scouts, Guides and Explorers, there are one or two-day events depending on the age of the participants and the level of competition.

Test your map and compass skills, find the hidden check points, race against the clock... the hikes are as competitive as you choose, but always great fun. 

The website explains everything but you can download most of what you need here or from the downloads page. There's also a flyer you can download to use with your troop, parents, carers and helpers.

 2018 Grimsdyke Entry Form

 2018 Grimsdyke Flyer 

 2018 Grimsdyke Arrangements on the Day

 2018 Grimsdyke General Instruction Pack
 A Helpful Guide to Bearings
2AC Compass Skills.pdf
 A Helpful Guide to Tree Identification2AC Leaf Peeping.pdf

NB: Depending on your browser, these links will open the documents to view in a new window. You may need to request to "Download' by clicking on the symbol in the top right corner that looks like this:  

Any problems, comments or questions, please email Mark Foster

As well as being a fantastic event in its own right, many troops take the opportunity to integrate into their overall programmes.

The Grimsdyke Hikes provide a great opportunity for... 

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze practice 

Chief Scout Award Hike 
Hiking Activity Badge

Or even some troop fund-raising through sponsorship (at your arrangement