Bowlander Hiking Competition

13/14 April 2013

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24/25 March 2012

Congratulations to our team on achieving 3rd place in this prestigious event.

28 teams from all around West Lancs competed to take home the magnificent trophy made by the late Max Melling, former District Commissioner for Morecambe & Heysham.

Teams are required to plan a route, visiting a number of checkpoints, and have to arrive at each within a limited time window based on their estimated timings within their Route Plan.

The teams reported to the start point at Dunsop Bridge early (very early in our case!) on Saturday 24 March to commence their journeys. As in 2011, the weather was perfect. After early morning mist there with light winds, clear skies and warm sunshine. After having an equipment check, the teams set off to navigate their route of 12 miles going via Burholme, New Laund, Fair Oak, Chipping Lawn, across to Wolfen Hall, on to Blindhurst and on through Bleasdale and down the Brock to Waddecar Campsite, Inglewhite where they camped for the night.

The A team

The teams awoke early on Sunday to a clear cold morning – perfect for walking.  A further route of 6 miles was followed on Sunday taking the Scouts via Higher Brock Bridge, Brock Bottom, and Claughton, Cobble Hey, Landskill and back to Waddecar.

When all the marks were added up our team finished in a very creditable 3rd place.

Congratulations to the team on an excellent performance and for keeping up our outstanding record in this competition.

Thanks to the organising committee for another well-run and enjoyable event.

Additional photos by Arthur Garlick.