On Saturday 17th July 2021, 10 Scouts and Explorers from across Newcastle District travelled to Edale, Peak District.
The aim; to climb Kinder Scout; at 636m (2086 ft) Kinder is the highest point in the Peak District.
The pandemic has stopped Scouts from getting outdoors for the last year; so it was a great sight to see Scouts heading into the Dark Peak for a days hillwalking.
With clear skies, sun and low winds we knew it was going to be a hot one.
Extra bottles of water and sun lotion were thrown in for good measure.
Splitting into three groups we headed in three different directions to reach the peaty plateau.
All three managed to reach the trig point at Kinder Low (633m) with one group heading all the way over to kinder downfall completing a 20km circuit.
After a long successful day on the hills we were treated to ice creams.
A challenging yet fantastic day was had by all, Scouts, Explorers and Leaders.
Thanks must go to all of the Leaders who helped to plan and run this weekend.
Keep an eye out for details of the next mountain weekend in 2022.
Watch this space…
If you’re interested in the next adventure, please contact us.