Lopwell Dam Walk

Lopwell Dam Walk

Mr Saberton and Mr Bevan had the pleasure of leading five groups on a walk out of the College gates! We wanted to show the students the wonders of Whitleigh and how easy it is to get out of the city and into the great outdoors. We aimed to make our way to Lopwell Dam, a distance of 6.5km, by using footpaths, trails and lanes. The students began the day with route planning and kit organising, including the all important 'tick talk' as we would be going through woods. On our hike we looked at woods managed for conservation and compared it to sport/shootng woods. We looked at the farming that happens on our doorstep and made the link between field and plate.

We discovered beautiful oak woodland full of wildlife and ancient architecture. For four of the groups we even made it all the way to the dam, despite at times some very poor weather! Here the group was treated to an ice cream and spectacular scenery. The groups were a pleasure to spend time with and a real credit to the College. For some this was their first experience of 'proper' walking and I hope it will not be their last. Many thanks to all the supporting staff through the week and in particular Mr Bevan for his help every day.

Mr Saberton
CL for Humanities

 

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