Thu 04 Jul 2019
It may have been the hottest day of the year, but this did not deter our silver Duke of Edinburgh students from taking part in the qualifying expedition at Bolton Abbey. Students left for Thruscross Reservoir on Friday 28 June fully packed and prepared. After a day of walking and completing the first part of their aim, they set up camp at Breaks Fold Farm, cooked their meal and enjoyed a night with a fire pit. The next day, the students set off on the longest part of their journey, which involved a trek from Breaks Fold Farm in West End, Harrogate, to Catgill Campsite at Bolton Abbey - the journey took them over the moor, where some of the footpaths were difficult to distinguish and required expert map-reading skills to keep them on track. Upon arrival at Catgill Campsite, students once again set up camp and cooked their evening meal. On the final day, students dismantled their tents and packed everything away for the final push - a walk up the river from Bolton Abbey, passing the infamous 'Strid'. The students did themselves proud and many walkers stopped the teachers along the way to say how polite they had been; they are a credit to the academy. Well done!