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Lake District Activity Centre ~ April 2018

   Lake District Activity Centre   

A perfect day for canoeing on Lake Windermere. The water was still and calm and the sun was shining down on us. We felt very lucky to be paddling the canoes whilst taking in the stunning surroundings. A quick stop to visit Claife Heights where we took the opportunity to take group photographs of the beautiful views.


We enjoyed an evening of outdoor archery held in the stunning, scenic grounds.

Head torches, waterproofs and wellies were adorned before starting our adventure through the caves. We all had a turn of sitting on the ‘bishops throne’ and then went through to the ‘chapter house’ where a waterfall can be seen. Some took on the challenge of scrambling through the narrower parts of the cave, what heroes!

We took part on a fun and challenging day of indoor rock climbing and abseiling. Everyone faced the challenges with bravery and confidence and we all excelled. As everyone had done so well throughout the morning, we were taken to a local crag to abseil down. What an experience! 

An other evening was spent with Emily where we enjoyed arts and crafts. Clay modelling was the choice and our imagination went wild with ideas. We all created some masterpieces!

We challenged our self at bendibeam which consisted of a huge steep log at a 90 degree angle. The aim was to walk up to the top and ring the bell before descending. This is not for anyone that’s afraid of heights! What great sports we all were and some of us even completed it blindfolded.

Our last day was spent completing 2 walks, both 3 kilometres in distance. The first was around Tarn How’s near Coniston. The we made our way to Gummers How which is at the southern end of Windermere. This is the highest foothill in the Lake District and once we reached the top we got to admire the magnificent views of Windermere and Coniston.

At the end of the week each one of us was presented with a certificate showing the activities we had done and our individual commendations.

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