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Safety changes made to Ten Tors route

Safety changes mean Ten Tors teams will no longer have to cross rivers Credit: ITV News West Country

The Army has revealed it plans to change the routes of the annual Dartmoor Ten Tors challenge for next year's event.

The changes are being made to improve safety.

New routes will stop those taking part from crossing rivers and busy roads.

Fewer helicopters will be used, although the army say the changes are not financially motivated.

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Organiser: Ten Tors Challenge 'really tough' this year

Really tough conditions this year. When they set off yesterday morning, a lot of rain, very poor visibility. A number of teams got disorientated early on. The rivers have been quite full, we've had to have a lot of safety guidance along the river lines. But there's been some fantastic Samaritan work - teams helping other teams.

– Brigadier Piers Hankinson MBE, Director of Ten Tors Challenge
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