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Chulmleigh College

Chulmleigh College, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18 7AA

Sea, Moor, Explore

In 2017 pupils, ex-pupils, parents and staff of Chulmleigh College set up a new charity called 'Sea Moor Explore' - an exciting club which aims to provide fun and adventurous outdoor activities for young people.

Whilst fervour for adventure is tremendous, practical opportunities are few and far between, even though North Devon and the rest of the UK offer an abundance of thrilling places to explore. Sea Moor Explore aims to provide young people with the chance to participate in adventurous activities in the great outdoors, to inspire them to undertake escapades of their own, and to promote and encourage personal development through engagement in these adventures.

We have monthly trips out to the climbing wall, beach, woodland and moor to climb, surf, walk and cycle etc. These events are currently for pupils of secondary school and sixth form age, but we aim to expand to include children of primary school age as the club grows.

As well as planned activities, in 2018 we trained a team to complete a 55-mile route in the 2018 Ten Tors Challenge. The six participants aged 16-18 trained over the winter, and eventually completed their 55-mile challenge in under 19 hours. We are currently training another 55-mile for the 2019 Ten Tors Challenge.

We hope to start offering Gold DofE expeditions to those 16 and over, and in the coming year we will train youngsters to participate in other walking challenges including The Exmoor Challenge and Abbot's Way walks.

For further information about Sea Moor Explore, check out our Facebook page or contact seamoorexplore@gmail.com.