West Country teenagers take part in the Ten Tors

Around 2,000 teenagers will be braving the elements on Dartmoor this weekend for the annual Ten Tors challenge.

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Thousands set off on Ten Tors challenge

Thousands of school children have set off for this year's Ten Tors challenge. The students are preparing to face a battering from the weather this weekend with heavy wind and rain is forecast tonight. Organisers have changed the route so that the teams stay away from fast-flowing rivers.

Josh Ramsay is from Weston School in Torquay and is doing the challenge for the second time.

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Ten Tors challenge to go ahead despite heavy rain

Ten Tors challenge to go ahead despite heavy rain Credit: Gary Tyson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Despite heavy rain and expected gales, hundreds of teenagers from the region are on Dartmoor this weekend taking part in the Ten Tors Challenge.

The Army and emergency services are on standby in case conditions worsen and spectators are being advised that the car parks are closed as they're already too muddy.

Over 50 schools and youth groups from the West have sent teams to take part in the event - which has courses between 35 and 55 miles.

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