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Cheshire Hike Practice Weekend 1

February 24 @ 9:00 am - February 25 @ 3:30 pm

This is the first of three, ‘two day hikes’ open to all Scouts & Explorers in the District participating in the Cheshire Hike. Participants should ideally walk in the teams of 2- 5 people they intend to enter to the hike but if you don’t yet have a team, the events are a great way of meeting people from other groups.
It’s a great opportunity to practice for Cheshire Hike and Participation can contribute to a number of badges.
Please note there is a flat £25 fee to attend practice 1, 2 & 3 whether you attend all of them or just one of them. If you book onto all three at the same time a £50 discount will be applied to the basket. If you book on to just one weekend and then subsequently decide to come to another weekend hike, the website will recognise this and not charge you for the other two weekends (provided you don’t check out as a guest).
Saturday 8:30am
1st Tarvin, King George V Playing Fields, Tarvin CH3 8EG
Sunday 3pm
Norley Village Hall, High Street, Norley, Frodsham, WA6 8JS.
GPS Tracking
To safely facilitate this event we are asking for parental permission to use GPS tracking software on young people’s phones. The tracking will take place only for the duration of the activity. The data connection to the tracking server is encrypted and hosted on a private Mersey Weaver owned server. The Tracking will assist route marshals to locate hikers if they become lost.
To enable the tracking, young people should install the Traccar Client app from the Apple App or Google Play Store on their mobile phone before the day of the event and ensure it is tracking correctly. To configure the app you will need to enable location tracking.  In the device identifier field type the security code on your E-ticket (please note this is case sensitive). In the Server URL field please enter https://traccar.mwscouts.org then toggle the service status to on when you arrive at the hike start. See a screenshot of configuration.
What to wear/bring
Waterproof Jacket
Waterproof Trousers
Synthetic/Wool Baselayer
Polyester Fleece/Mid layer
Synthetic Trousers
Synthetic Liner Sock
Hiking Socks
Hiking Boots
Gaiters (optional)
Warm Hat
In a Rucksack with waist support:
Packed Lunch
Water Bottle/Hydration Bladder (0.5l)
Map Case
Fine tip Permanent Marker
First Aid Kit
Mobile Phone
Spare synthetic mid layer
Hand sanitiser
In a separate bag:
Hike Tent
Hike Stove & Gas
Sleeping Bag
Insulating Mat
Lightweight Cooking pot (if required)
Boil in the bag Evening meal
Boil in the bag Breakfast
Mug & Hot Drink
Change of base layer
Rubbish bag
Download the Guide for Cheshire Hike 2024 for advice on kit, meals and training
Please note Cheshire Hike participants should use these practices to supplement their own training.


February 24 @ 9:00 am
February 25 @ 3:30 pm
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Andy Hill