Pictures: Rotary StarTrek 2018 gets under way

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 - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant

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 - Credit: Archant


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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 - Credit: Archant

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

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

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

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

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

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

The SOS team. Picture: Tony Gussin

The SOS team. Picture: Tony Gussin - Credit: Archant

Rotary StarTrek 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Rotary StarTrek 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin - Credit: Archant

Rotary StarTrek 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Rotary StarTrek 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin - Credit: Archant

Four Men & a Barry. Picture: Tony Gussin

Four Men & a Barry. Picture: Tony Gussin - Credit: Archant

Rotary StarTrek 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Rotary StarTrek 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin - Credit: Archant

Rotary StarTrek Challenge 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Rotary StarTrek Challenge 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin - Credit: Archant

Rotary StarTrek Challenge 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

Rotary StarTrek Challenge 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin - Credit: Archant

The Muddy Boots from Pilton. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Muddy Boots from Pilton. Picture: Tony Gussin - Credit: Archant

The Nit Nots. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Nit Nots. Picture: Tony Gussin - Credit: Archant

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

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

Hopeless Hopefuls ready for the off. Picture: Tony Gussin

Hopeless Hopefuls ready for the off. Picture: Tony Gussin - Credit: Archant

StarTrek Challenge 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin

StarTrek Challenge 2018. Picture: Tony Gussin - Credit: Archant

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

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

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