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 
                                             2020 EVENT                                            
                                     <<< CANCELLED >>>                                     

Sorry everyone but we've taken the difficult but inevitable decision to cancel this year's event.

Hopefully we will back for The Quest in the spring. Stay tuned and stay safe.

            SUMMARY OF THE 2019 EVENT            

As ever, a huge thank you to all the particpants, shadows and helpers who came together to support this fantastic event.

Again, we had a fantastic number of participants: 60 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 tougher this year: a damp, drizzly Saturday and a foggy start to Sunday tested teams' resolve and determination. But even so, we had only few teams pulling out and most Junior teams managed to find all their control points.

So well done to 1st Winslow's "Dead Memers" who still put in a blistering time of 4:45 and seized the title back from 1st Maids Moreton in the Junior competition.

And well done too to the overall Open winners, ESU Phoenix (Buckingham)'s "The Ho Ho Ho's!", who improved on their performance as Senior winners in 2018!

The Senior Trophy went to 2nd Amersham Common's "Blue Team" and the ESU (Misbourne Valley) Trophy was won by ESU Gladiators. Congrtulations to them.

2019 Winners

Open Challenge Trophy
ESU Phoenix (Buckingham) 
"The Ho Ho Ho's (Again)!"

Senior Challenge Trophy
2nd Amersham Common "Blue Team"

ESU (Misbourne Valley) Trophy 
ESU Gladiators

Junior Challenge Trophy 
1st Winslow
"The Dead Memers"

Junior Challenge (Misbourne Valley) Trophy 
1st Chesham Bois 

Full table of results here: 2019 Grimsdyke Hike Results.xlsx


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.

 2019 Grimsdyke Entry Form

 2019 Grimsdyke Flyer 

 2019 Grimsdyke Arrangements on the Day
 2019 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

Enjoyed the Grimsdyke Hike? 
Check out our sister event - The Quest... Click the Logo here

Next Event: Saturday 8th February 2020 

Click to go to The Quest homepage

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