Wednesday, adieu and welcome. 

What a great way to start the day. Hot breakfast and a leisurely lie-in, knowing you are going to spend a couple of hours in one of the most beautiful places in the British Isles. There was a second discovery of hash browns as the girls filled their cheeks like squirrels in anticipation of the winter frost before our final activity. We enjoyed a second hillwalk and learnt of the types of rock that make up the u-shape valley, plus the exciting news that part of the new Star Wars film was filmed over Derwentwater, the nearest body of water. Who knew!

  
   

   
With this, the first two groups departed as we welcomed 7-1 and 7-6. Slightly late but still willing to brave the damp forests, fields and climbing wall in Keswick. This is the first time the rain has stopped and it was great to hear, in isolation, the swaying of the trees and the autumnal wind persuade the bracken and branches to move in its own natural rhythm. What a great place to be!

  
A memory game followed dinner and the girls were quick to bed with the thought of tomorrow’s activities. Maybe there will be Ghyll scrambling after all…