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Pictures: Rotary StarTrek 2018 gets under way

PUBLISHED: 20:53 10 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:12 13 March 2018

Shooting Stars, the team from North Devon Council who enter every year. Picture: Tony Gussin

Shooting Stars, the team from North Devon Council who enter every year. Picture: Tony Gussin

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The 26th annual StarTrek Challenge night-time walk on Exmoor is well underway.

Electric Six from James Electrics. Picture: Tony Gussin Electric Six from James Electrics. Picture: Tony Gussin

From 7pm, teams of walkers set off for the start of a 16 or eight mile trek centred on basecamp near Brayford.

The charity event for North Devon Hospice and Children’s Hospice South West is organised by both Ilfracombe Rotary clubs.

It takes walkers across a variety of terrain, testing their map reading and orienteering skills.

They will be well supported by a huge network of around 100 volunteers, with radio coverage, search and rescue teams on hand and plenty of manned checkpoints on the moor to help out as needed.

StarTrekkers work out their route for the night. Picture: Tony Gussin StarTrekkers work out their route for the night. Picture: Tony Gussin

Throughout the night volunteers and marshals will keep the trekkers well supplied with directions, assistance as needed and plenty of tea, coffee and sandwiches.

* Why not send your StarTrek pictures from the night to us at newsdesk@northdevongazette.co.uk or post them on our Facebook page

Long-running StarTrek team Pludd Plodders are all set. Picture: Tony Gussin Long-running StarTrek team Pludd Plodders are all set. Picture: Tony Gussin

The setting sun falls on basecamp for StarTrek 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin The setting sun falls on basecamp for StarTrek 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Ilfracombe Rotarians including StarTrek chairman Paul Williams. Picture: Tony Gussin Ilfracombe Rotarians including StarTrek chairman Paul Williams. Picture: Tony Gussin

Volunteers standing ready at the refreshment area. Picture: Tony Gussin Volunteers standing ready at the refreshment area. Picture: Tony Gussin

The SOS team. Picture: Tony Gussin The SOS team. Picture: Tony Gussin

Rotary StarTrek 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin Rotary StarTrek 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Rotary StarTrek 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin Rotary StarTrek 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Four Men & a Barry. Picture: Tony Gussin Four Men & a Barry. Picture: Tony Gussin

Rotary StarTrek 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin Rotary StarTrek 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Rotary StarTrek Challenge 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin Rotary StarTrek Challenge 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Rotary StarTrek Challenge 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin Rotary StarTrek Challenge 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Muddy Boots from Pilton. Picture: Tony Gussin The Muddy Boots from Pilton. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Nit Nots. Picture: Tony Gussin The Nit Nots. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Wet Welly Wonders from South Molton and Barnstaple. Picture: Tony Gussin The Wet Welly Wonders from South Molton and Barnstaple. Picture: Tony Gussin

Hopeless Hopefuls ready for the off. Picture: Tony Gussin Hopeless Hopefuls ready for the off. Picture: Tony Gussin

StarTrek Challenge 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin StarTrek Challenge 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Someone caught up with Ilfracombe Rotarian John Stainer!  Picture: Tony Gussin Someone caught up with Ilfracombe Rotarian John Stainer! Picture: Tony Gussin

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