Scouts were up to challenge in Peak District

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HUNDREDS of young adventurers’ outdoor skills were put to the test when they descended on the Peak District.

More than 400 scouts from across the UK travelled to the Longshaw Estate for the Apex challenge, which saw groups battle it out in zany catapulting and catching contests.

Youngsters also had to tug teammates along a giant water slide and rescue rubber chickens to gain points.

Groups of soldiers from across the country also guided teams through the Apex Challenge’s longest ever assault course. The Moorland Discovery Centre was transformed into a kitchen base to keep the scouts fuelled while they carried out activities through the day and camped at night, with supervisors keeping a close eye on them throughout.

Chris Millner, of Longshaw’s National Trust team, said: “It was great to see so many teenagers having a fantastic time at Longshaw, and they really got to know the site with activities spread all over.

“We worked with the organisers to protect special areas and staff members were running around throughout the weekend to help with set-up and tidying up.”

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