Bodmin Beacon

 Ten Tors

The walk is approximately 13 miles over moorland terrain.

 Bodmin Moor is an agricultural common and the walk can only take place with the kind permission of the Landowners and Commoners.
To cover the administration & organising costs there is a registration fee of £20.00 per Team.
Walkers must be 12 years and over. At least one adult must be part of any team with 12 –16 yrs. olds.
The sponsorship to be arranged and collected by yourselves and will be for a Charity nominated by you or for your own use to enhance the activities for your Club.
There is a perpetual Trophy awarded to the highest sponsored Team of walkers. All Teams must be sponsored.
Remember this is a sponsored walk NOT a race.


Chairmans report 2019

38th Annual Bodmin Lions 10 Tors.

 Hello Everyone,

Once again the Bodmin Lions 10 Tors event has been completed!

 A big well done to the 188 walkers that have taken part in this event to raise money for their own designated charities.

Again thousands of pounds have been raised!

 This year it was held on the bank holiday weekend when there were other events taking place, therefor numbers were slightly down but, what a great day for the event, the sun was shining as were the faces of the walkers that took part!

 The event was started off with Terry Williams, the Town Crier of Bodmin asking for a minute’s silence, in memory of our old friend and honorary Lion, the former town crier of Bodmin, Nick Prideaux, who sadly passed away this week, our thoughts go out to his family.

 We would like to thank Terry for his participation in the event and also to Former Chairman of St. Breward FC, and long-time helper of the Lions, Joe Kay, who this year started the event off for us.

 I would like to thank all those Marshall’s and helpers that made it possible for the event to take place, and again all those back room people that are never seen.

Also of course, all the landowners for allowing us to go across their land!

 A special thanks to Cornwall Search and Rescue, who’s presence is always appreciated by all those attending.

 As last year, the biggest thanks is to all of you, for raising the fantastic sums of money for your own designated charities, and of course getting back to the start safely! Well done to everyone for taking part and we look forward to seeing you next year! (We’ll attempt to book the same weather again for those that requested it!)


Next year’s provisional date is Sunday 17th May 2020.

 Thank you,

 Dave Truran – Chairman, Bodmin Lions 10 Tors committee.





Click on inages above to enlarge


Not Sure If this is "Catch me if you can" or "Rescue Me"

Hope to get more Pictures of 2019 soon


Don't forget provisional date for your diary Sunday 17th May 2020



Few more pictures, these are by Ron uploaded 25th June 2018

Pictures of 2018 Walk uploaded 11th June

Picture by Ros Mcnary

Carefull decent putting the Fags out on Saturday

Click on the Picture above for a slide show of pictures at the Start 2018


Chairmans Report 25th May


Well done to everyone who completed the 2018 10 Tors Walk on Bodmin Moor.

 246 walkers completed the 37th annual event, in very hot conditions.

The grit and determination of some of the walkers was inspiring to others.

 To date, (not all the information is in yet!) YOU, the participants have raised in excess of £7000 for your designated charities. Give yourselves a huge pat on the back, a great achievement.

 The gruelling 12.5 mile walk up and down the highest hills in Cornwall was completed with only a couple of minor incidents, and those were blisters on the feet!

 We would like to thank Cornwall Search and Rescue who were on standby all day in case of need.

Also a very big thank you to all the land owners and commoners who allowed us to cross their land and to use their fields for car parking.

 Another thank you to St. Breward Football Club who get in early in the morning to get breakfast organised!

 One of the biggest votes of thanks goes to all the volunteers who help set everything up over the weekend, and the organisers who sort out all the paperwork so the event can safely go ahead.

 But of course the biggest thank you is to all of you who take the time to raise sponsorship and then walk the route in all conditions to raise the funds for your own designated charities.

 Once again, well done to everybody.

We hope to see you again next year,

Next years provisional date is Sunday 5th May 2019

 Thank you

 Dave Truran (Chairman, Lions 10 Tors Committee)





Gift aid:
If you are raising money for a charity that can claim gift aid make sure you fill in the full & correct charity information on your sponsor form




Update July 10th 2017

The higest sponsored team for 2017 were the Wispas shown below receiving the Shield


We had a day given to us, good walking weather with the odd shower thrown in to cool everybody down.
The start was delayed by ten minutes to give time to register two teams held up by some loose horses on the road. Everyone set off at ten past ten instead of the normal Ten o'clock so we kept to the tens for the Ten Tors.

The official starter this year was Lion Gerald Worden, pictured below, Gerald founded the walk back in 1981 & we have held the event every year since with the exception of 2001 during the foot & mouth outbreak. Just before the start all the walkers were called to order by Bodmin's Town crier Terry Williams, Terry welcomed everyone & after thanking landowners, commoners & helpers for the day introduced Gerald.


The day went well, six were treated by the search & rescue team for minor injuries but everyone got back safely. So far teams have declared nearly £13,000 in sponsorship for lot's of good causes, remember there is a trophy for the highest sponsored team. If you haven't told us already by handing in your slip please let us know how much money you have raised, you may be the highest team & win the trophy. Please let us know by the end of May as we need to get the Trophy engraved for presentation on the first Monday in July.

Thank you every one who helped including The Rotary Club of Bodmin, Castle Canyke Scouts & of course all our Lions members



The highest sponsored team for 2016 were Q-Park Walkers, the shield was presented at our annual change of president evening on July 4th, picture on the news page.

TT Start

Bodmin Town crier Nick, pictured above with Lions President Jon & walkers ready to go, came out of retirement to start this years walk.

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Click the Logo for a video of the 2016 start

Update 16th May 2016

Our 35th annual walk took place yesterday in beautiful walking weather. Everyone got back safely some with blisters some with aches & pains.
Many thanks to all that helped & the entrants who took part.

Click on the picture for a slideshow of walkers on Roughtor 2016





Update 9th July 2015
Well done everyone the total raised by you all this year was an amazing £27,218 for all the numerous good causes.

The top sponsored team was a team from St Mabyn who raised £3,760


Click on the link below to see pictures & press report for this years walk

Click here to link to Peter Glaser photography for pictures of 2015 walk

Click on the thumb to expose the links to the 2 sub-Galleries set up, the media one has photos uploaded, click on the thumb, then click on pic to view in larger size and full caption also can be viewed.

Click for Video of the start 2015

The picture below was taken on Roughtor in 2013, click on the picture to see the slide show from Roughtor 2014.



Click here for Yet more pictures from Peter Glaser Photography