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4th form walking expedition

4th form walking expedition

After lunch on Saturday 12 boys with Mr. Tomlinson, Mr Wood and Mr. Hughes all set off to Pateley Bridge to begin the walking expedition. The weather was extremely pleasant to the extent that extra water and suncream were both required. After being dropped off, we then embarked on the 7 miles which would take us from Pateley Bridge following the river Nidd upstream on the Nidderdale Way to our campsite at How Stean Gorge. At around 5pm we arrived at our camp site and proceeded to erect the school tents. The boys were then taught how to use the gas stoves in groups and prepared their evening meal of tomato pasta with frankfurter sausages. The rest of  the evening was spent washing up, playing cards and Mr. Tomlinson told one of his scary ghost stories. 
The following day we arose early to pack away our tents back into the minibus and set off at 8am to continue our journey. In more glorious weather we followed the Six Dales Trail out of Nidderdale over the moor and ended our walk near the hamlet of Gollinglith Foot, a walk of around 7 miles. On route we were followed by a seemingly wild black labrador which we christened 'Skinny Ninja' on account of his acrobatic skills and who we gave to a farmer towards the end of the walk. Great fun was had by all and many thanks to the staff for running the trip. 

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