The Brow Hike 2019

The Brow Hike is a hiking competition and takes the form of an 
incident hike over 30km (19 miles). Set in the scenic Calder Valley in 
West Yorkshire, the hike broadly follows the old Sowerby Bridge Urban 
District Council Boundary. Some legs of the hike are timed, while 
others are navigation tests with the exact route not disclosed until 
the day. The hike is open to teams of 4 people aged between 11 and 15, 
although the total age of the team when added together must not exceed 
56 on the day of the hike.

The route is the same every year, but two navigation exercises have 
been introduced in day one to test map reading skills. In the past we 
have covered a wide range of incidents including current affairs, 
general knowledge, practical problem solving tasks, first aid, weather 
systems, hill safety and map and compass skills. There is also a focus 
on team-working and leadership skills, with an additional prize 
awarded to the best Team Leader. The Brow Hike is a fun and 
challenging event which integrates perfectly with the Scouts and 
Explorer Scouts award schemes. It also makes an ideal training hike 
for those preparing for expeditions for the Duke of Edinburgh Award 

Further details

St Paul’s Methodist Church, Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2EQ