23 Oct

Going Commando?

Commando action

The Commando Series returns to the historic Hever Castle, Kent next month. Participants can experience true survival conditions of a Royal Marine Commando in a stunning location on 13-14 November.

Before completing the Commando course, entrants will camp overnight. The Commando Survival experience offers the chance to learn the basic and guiding skills of survival led by a highly qualified commando. This will involve an intensive three-hour course to learn the rudiments of survival and a chance to hunt for rabbit, make a fire, build a shelter and gather water. 
 
Accommodation will take the form of a roll matt in a Gore-Tex bivy bag underneath a camouflaged tarpaulin within the grounds of Hever Castle. Participants can chose between the full Commando Survival Experience or simply the Bivouac experience.
 
The event will start in a mock-up of a military encampment where 'recruits' can change and 'cam up'. The Commando course is a 6km obstacle challenge which gives everyone at all abilities the opportunity to experience the mud, sweat and pain of real Commando training. The course will be made up of 15 gruelling obstacles over a “wild” terrain course, many of which are designed to be exact replicas of the training obstacles faced at the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre.
 
Less challenging variants of each activity will sit alongside so everyone can have a go. Entrants can decide just how tough they want to be treated though, with the option of selecting 'just get me round' or 'treat me like a Commando' at online race entry stage. The course has been designed as a circuit, so those wanting to prove their Commando credentials can complete it twice.
 
The Bivouac experience (authentic Commando camping) is priced at £35 per person. The Commando survival experience is £45. Tickets for the day time Commando are priced at £75 for adults and £40 for children. Visit the event website for details to find out more.