Yorkshire Dales Adventure

Yorkshire Dales Adventure For Award Scheme Students

Eleven Chigwell School students braved wet weather as they trekked in the Yorkshire Dales for their Duke of Edinburgh award.
The Upper Fifth students travelled north for the expedition section of the their silver award. 
Split into two groups, the eleven students spent the first day acclimatising to the wet conditions by walking part of the Pennine Way between Widdop and Haworth and then spent the night in Haworth youth hostel. 
The groups were then driven to their start points in the Yorkshire Dales National Park between Skipton and Settle, where they spent the next three days walking on average 15km per day over varied and very wet terrain. 
The groups were able to take in the wonderful sights of Malham Tarn and Malham Cove.
Head of PE, Creag Lawrence - who drove the group to the start point - said: "The terrible weather didn’t dampen spirits. Although the walking and camping was tough due to the conditions all pupils had a great sense of achievement and thoroughly enjoyed the expedition."