Thom and I managed to escape our office to enjoy the beauty of The Lake District last weekend.
After spending many hours building up the teachers’ resource site in preparation for our up-coming launch, a chance to re-connect with the outdoors and nature was definitely needed. We are so excited about launching our teachers’ outdoor learning plans and activities that we sometimes find ourselves working all hours. We also need to unwind once in a while!
I can highly recommend a walk along the Fairfield Horseshoe route from Rydal near to Ambleside. It’s a full day’s walk, 6-7 hours, but with every step you are rewarded with panoramic views.
We also enjoyed a hair-raising scramble along Sharp Edge up to Blencathra. Definitely not one for the faint-hearted and one best left to low winds and good visibility. Hiker and author Alfred Wainwright noted that: The crest itself is sharp enough for shaving! However, the sense of achievement and view from the top is amazing. For the less-daring, there’s an easier route to the west of Scales Tarn which will also take you up to the summit at 868m.
We also managed to ‘reccie’ some future Family Walks so please get in touch if you are interested in any of these.
Fully refreshed, we’re now back into full swing to finish linking all of our outdoor learning and forest school resources to the EYFS and Primary National Curriculum ready for out exciting teachers’ site launch.