We have just spent three lovely (if a little damp!) days with a fantastic group of students in the North York Moors. 21 pupils split into 4 teams to take on a three day qualifying expedition for their Silver DofE Award. The weather was damp once again (at least it is consistent if nothing else...!) and on two of the days rather misty. All groups did exceptionally well in crossing sections of open moor in poor visibility and it was great to see teams work so well together to overcome challenges - nice one teams! A celebratory birthday cake for William's birthday on and a clear evening brought a nice end to day 1 (Happy Birthday Will - not a bad way to spend your birthday!) and a misty morning brought navigational challenges on day 2 - finishing off with a nice, relaxing campsite and a covered area to cook under away from the rain. Day 3 took us out to the coast and a finish along the coastal path into Robin Hood's Bay couldn't fail to bring a smile - that and the chip shop and ice creams at the finish as the sun came out.
Of all the locations that we have worked in this year, the North York Moors has continued to surprise us on each visit with just how varied it is. This week we have started in forested areas, moved on to open moors and finished along the cliffs at the sea. It goes to show just how varied the UK can be - even in the rain it's a great place to be!
Ready for the off!
Erm, which way out of the car park is it lads?!
Team Two get ready...
All together again - ice creams in Robin Hood's Bay to finish - fab!