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4 July 2023
Our Year 7 boys embarked on an ambitious exploration of some of the most historic and scenic landscapes of northern England, taking in Durham, Bamburgh Castle, Lindisfarne, Hadrian’s Wall and the Lake District in just five action-packed days.
The first stop was at Durham to tour one of England’s most magnificent cathedrals (also a location for the Harry Potter films) before heading to the YHA in Berwick-upon-Tweed, which was the base for our boys for the first two days.
The rain didn’t prevent them from enjoying the magnificent vistas of Bamburgh and Holy Island (Lindisfarne), nor from exploring the stunning Roman sites of Chesters, Housesteads and Vindolanda along Hadrian’s Wall.
Thankfully, the clouds parted when they arrived at the YHA in Ambleside, located right on the shore of Lake Windermere. Everyone loved the boat trip to Bowness and the hike up Loughrigg Fell, as well as pizza on our final evening and a competitive game of football in the park.
On the final day, they broke up the long drive home to experience the underground wonders of White Scar Caves, England’s longest cave system.
The trip ran smoothly and everyone had a fantastic time, thank you to all the teachers who went for making the trip such a success!