9 - 10 June 2018
The Kilbryde Hike is a competitive challenge hike for young people aged 11-18 taking place over a weekend in June. Organised by Boys’ Brigade Officers, it is open to entries from all youth organisations, groups and schools.
Travelling in teams of three - five over a course of around 18-25 miles over the two days, boys and girls must be self-sufficient and navigate between checkpoints over open moorland, forest and countryside in timed sections, with hiking and 'incident' (challenge) points available. The hike is not easy, but with the right training, attitude and preparation, is within the reach of all young people.
There are three categories for the two day event - 'junior', 'senior' and 'expedition' and a one day 'explorer' hike for those new to hiking, covering around 10 miles they take part in the Sunday stages. Participants must carry their own equipment, including tents, stoves & pots, sleeping bag, food, clothing etc.
The Hike begins at around 8am on the Saturday Morning, concluding with a meal and prize-giving at the finish on the Sunday Afternoon. On the Saturday night everyone will camp at a designated campsite. A campsite will be available on the Friday night before the hike for teams if required.
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.
The first Hike in 1969 attracted almost 30 teams. It started from the then new Lindsay House in Kittoch Street, East Kilbride - the overnight Campsite was at Windshields Farm, north of Darvel - the finish was at the Old Parish Church New Hall. The Catering was by The Village Fish & Chip Shop!