Climbing, cooking and Canadian canoes

In the latest of our Outdoor Education opportunities, a group of Year 8 and 9 students stepped out of their comfort zone and into the wilds of the Lake District for a mid-May weekend packed with adventure.

They made the two-hour climb towards Glencoyne Head with full packs, before setting up a wild camp overlooked by the snows on Helvellyn.  After cooking a group dinner on their stoves, it was a short climb to the top of Sheffield Pike and then a difficult descent in the dark.  They survived a frosty night on the hill and woke to a glorious morning.  Ullswater was resplendent in its beauty as they descended past a herd of deer to the lake.  A quick change and it was in to Canadian canoes to travel to islands and the far shore.  The day ended with many taking the plunge and leaping into the cold waters from a 20-foot cliff.