Enthusiastic second year pupils visited Grasmere over the summer for an adventure-packed trip.
Despite the rain, 67 pupils enjoyed four days of activities in the Lake District with plenty of enthusiasm and laughter. They stayed in the Butharlyp Howe Youth Hostel in Grasmere which is where half of the group began their first walk up to the waterfalls and into Easedale tarn. Others walked up to Alcock Tarn and then came down to Rydal Water where, in keeping with tradition, they spent some time skimming stones.
On their second day, some of the pupils walked an impressive 6 miles up to 2,500 feet as they visited Stone Arthur, then up to Great Rigg and Heron Pike before climbing Upper Shepherd’s Crag and descending to Alcock Tarn.
After their third day which was also spent hiking, the pupils were happy to have glorious sunshine on the fourth day. Starting from Newlands Valley, some of the pupils explored the stunning views by walking a 7 mile circuit over Robinson on the ridge which overlooked the beautiful hills of Buttermere.
During all of the walks, the pupils showed plenty of enthusiasm and everyone got stuck into the tougher parts on the steep and rocky climbs.
Over the four days, the pupils didn’t just hike on the Lakeland Fells, they also climbed in Borrowdale, sailed and kayaked on Derwentwater, scrambled in Stoneycroft Ghyll for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed new experiences and visiting some amazing places.
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