North Devon’s StarTrek location revealed – and still time to sign up

Why not enter a team in StarTrek? There is still time

Why not enter a team in StarTrek? There is still time - Credit: Archant

The Lord Lieutenant and rescue helicopter will be dropping in at the Rotary StarTrek Challenge next Saturday (March 4)

The Lord Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon, will see off the Startrekkers

The Lord Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon, will see off the Startrekkers - Credit: Archant

A Lord Lieutenant and a rescue helicopter will be calling in at the StarTrek night walk at Heddon Valley on Exmoor this Saturday.

The 25th anniversary of the Rotary clubs of Ilfracombe charity walk will be visited by the Lord Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon, who will see the first team of walkers off.

The Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from South Wales will also be using the event for an exercise.

And there is still time to enter a team if you fancy giving it a go.


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One of the teams will ‘need rescuing’ and will be searched for by the coastguard helicopter. They will make use of the search and rescue teams and equipment provided by the StarTrek organisers.

This year proceeds from the event go to Children’s Hospice South West, North Devon Hospice and Devon Air Ambulance in addition to a number of other local charities and groups.

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StarTrek is a night time orienteering challenge where teams of up to six people have the choice of an eight or 16 mile course, making their way around by picking up clues on the route.

Base camp will be by the Hunters Inn pub at Heddon Valley near Parracombe.

There is still time to enter a team - go to www.rotary-startrek.org.uk to download an application, visit the Rotary Startrek Facebook page or contact Paul Williams on 01271 855510.

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