Bronze Duke of Edinburgh – One Day Walk
- Posted by: Oliver Morley
- Category: News
On the 1st May, our Bronze Duke of Edinburgh group undertook a one day walk, so that they could experience what it is like to take part in a hike. We set off from Burrington Combe, which gave them a chance to see the work they had done during their volunteering, and walked a circular route back to the bus.
We walked up over Burrington Ham and into Mendip Wood Lodge where we came across the ruins of the old Mendip Lodge which was built in 1787 by the Rev Dr Thomas Sedgwick Whalley. The group explored the ruins finding slate roof tiles, what looked like food storage areas and old windows.
From here the group walked to the bottom of Black Down and had lunch.
After lunch we all walked to the highest point on Black Down, Beacon Batch and enjoyed the views.
We then headed back to the minibus and back to school. The day gave the students an idea of what it was like to walk on moorland terrain for a day, some found this harder than they expected.
The students are now planning and getting ready for their practise expedition at the end of May and their real in June.