The Kilbryde Hike
9th - 10th June 2018
The Hike will have four different categories within it, so there is a challenge at a suitable level for all, whether new to outdoor pursuits and hiking or experienced at hiking with excellent navigation skills.
- Senior Hike for teams of three - five young people, aged 14-18 on the day of the hike. Senior teams will cover around 25 miles over the weekend.
- Junior Hike for teams of three - five young people, aged 14 or under on the day of the hike with at least one member of the team being 14. Junior teams will cover around 25 miles over the weekend.
- Expedition Hike for young people age 11+ accompanied by an experienced adult or Senior. At least one member of the team should be aged 13 or younger. Maximum of 6 per team. Expedition teams will cover around 18 miles over the weekend
- Explorer Hike. A one day hike option for young people aged 11 years or older on the day of the hike accompanied by an experienced adult or Senior. Maximum of 6 per team. This is designed for those who are new to hiking. This category will only do the Sunday of the hike, and have the option of camping out on the Saturday night. Explorer teams will cover around 10 miles over the weekend.
The Hike is for young people in teams as described above. Although organised by Boys’ Brigade Officers, it is open to entries from all youth organisations, groups and schools. Teams can be made up of boys, girls or a mix. The Hike will begin around 8am on the Saturday Morning and finish with a meal and prize-giving at the finish on the Sunday Afternoon. A campsite will be available on the Friday night before the hike for teams if required. Young people entering the hike must be suitably prepared, proficient in map reading and physically fit enough to cover the distances outlined above across varying countryside terrains. Teams are required to be self-sufficient and carry all equipment necessary for their safety. A kit list will be supplied in advance of the Hike. Expedition and Explorer teams will have a reduced kit list, with larger items being transported for them.
Teams will be given grid references to navigate themselves from checkpoint to checkpoint around the hike course, with set time limits. At each checkpoint teams will face either a physical or mental challenge for additional points. On the Saturday night everyone will camp at a designated campsite.
The Hike can be used as a practice expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze Level, or why not use the Hike as a sponsored event to raise funds for your organisation or a local charity?
2018 is the Year of the Young Person, so join us in this great event that offers a great outdoor challenge to young people and develops qualities such as teamwork and resilience.