Monday, 27 April 2009

Duke of Edinburgh bronze practice expedition

Last Friday, I set off with Kinlochleven High School D of E group for their first experience of walking with heavy rucksacks and camping in the wild. The group consisted of 10 students and two teachers. We got the train from Fort William and took the short journey to Corrour Station. From here we headed NW to Loch Treig and stopped for lunch. After lunch the group navigated W past Creaguaineach Lodge, down to Staoineag Bothie and onto Luibeilt where we set up camp for the night. The next day we headed SW back to Kinlochleven along Loch Eildh Mor. The groups were doing studies on the Flora and Fauna en-route, coming across common butterwort, primrose, iris, ladies mantle and many more which were starting to make appearances this spring. Unfortunately the group were looking forward to seeing some deer but never did. Next up for these guys will be their assessment expedition.

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