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Camping Trip Number 2!

This week, the second group of our year 9’s went out into the Peak District on their camping expedition.

We began in New Mills and walked for 16.3 km to Boarfold Scout campsite.

On the way we explored the Torrs, walked across the Millenium Walkway and down the River Goyt.

We then cut across country to the Peak Forest Canal where we saw some giant hands(!), a heron and 16 canal locks in a row!

We walked through Brabyns park and grabbed a sneaky ice cream in Etherow Country Park before walking up the hill to the campsite.


Once we arrived the tents were set up, a fire was lit and Ryan was put hard to work cooking a delicious Spaghetti Bolognese for us all!!

After tea we were all re-energised and once it had gone dark we got ourselves dressed up in ninja gear to play some games of manhunt in the forest!

In the morning we awoke to find we had some woolly guests wandering around the tents!

We cooked bacon and sausage sandwiches and went for a dip in the River Etherow on our way off the campsite to our final destination of Broadbottom.

While we waited for the minibus we also had time to find our way through a hedge maze and have a play on some low ropes.

Everyone was fantastic and we all had a great time.

A special thanks to Mr Heaton being our driver, Mr Bocking for supporting the first camp, Mr Stewart for supporting the second camp and Mr Jones staying overnight on both camps. It really wouldn’t be able to happen without all of you!

Here’s to a lovely summer and I’m already looking forward to next year’s trips!

Mr Hopkins


Spring Brook Upper School
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