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Ambleside Whole School Adventure Week

POSTED: 10th June 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Young People

This week we were working with Ambleside Primary School to deliver a program of adventures for everyone from Nursery and Reception through to Year 6.
All 152 young people did something with us during the week ranging from Mini to Big Ghyll Scrambling, Canoeing, Adventures into Lake District Mines, Tree Climbing, Rock Scrambling, Shelter Building and more.

It has been...


Residential Course

POSTED: 28th May 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Young People

This week we have been running a residential for two local primary schools who joined together for the week.
We stayed at Rydal Hall in the bunkhouse

During the week we explored mines, climbed rocks, ghyll scrambled, canoed on Windermere,

Mark, our chef cooked for the team during the week, It was decided that his sticky toffee pudding was better than Cartmel sticky...


Canoeing on Coniston

POSTED: 18th May 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Young People

Every other year year we take the tinny ones from Langdale school over to Coniston Water and paddle out to Peal Island, the famous Wild Cat Island that stared in Swallows and Amazons.
I picked the team up from the school and we headed over in the Real Adventure minibus with the canoes on the trailer behind.

Its impressive how a team of eleven 5, 6 & 7 year olds can...


Lessons Outside Today

POSTED: 21st April 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Young People

Please see below a preview of an article which will appear in the next copy of the County Council Magazine Your Cumbria.
Real Adventure provides technical support for schools to be able to establish as an adventure learning school.

Click the link below.



Salford Youth Council

POSTED: 10th April 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Young People

This is the team of young people who have chosen to be involved with the Youth Councils. They where staying at Trafford Hall over the weekend and had a full on programme of training towards the youth council work they are doing.
We took them on a team building and break from workshops day climbing at Irby Quarry only 30 min drive from the accommodation.

A great little...


Cadet Adventure Week

POSTED: 9th April 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Young People

This week we have had a heard of 30 cadets staying near Lancaster, everyone has been on the hill, up a gorge, climbing at an indoor wall, canoeing, kayaking, and raft building.
It has been fantastic to see peoples skills develop in the different activities, there was some true talent amongst them.

Next year we are running the week up in Scotland with 2 days on the winter...


Paddling on Coniston Water

POSTED: 12th February 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Young People

Wow, what a day…
Not a breath of wind, I have never seen it as still with snow on the hills and the reflection…

Up to Scotland tomorrow for a week, will be posting on the blog from there.



POSTED: 5th February 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Young People

Today we headed to summit to top of Ingleborough with a great little team of 9-10 year olds.
The snow was still in good form over 600m, we even found a compulsory large piece of snow we just had to cut steps in to be able to continue what was some of the teams first winter assent of a mountain.

The last alternative route to the top found us once again on firm néve, most...


Residential – Langdale Primary School – Sept 2010

POSTED: 11th January 2010 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Young People

I am in the process of back dating some of the Blog.
Apologies if you are looking at this site for winter conditions only and this is getting in your way

Here is Langdale Primary School 2009 residential, this is the second year that they have come to real adventure for their residential’, last year we stayed in the Dales at Gearstones Lodge and did loads of caving...


Advanced Caving for a Secondary School

POSTED: 6th December 2009 BY: Dan
CATEGORIES: Technical Courses, Young People

All of the team have been to caving with Real Adventure before so it was time to step the adventure level up a notch and head to a more commiting cave with a vertical aspect to it.
The day was one of those that as a leader you have to be careful on where you go with regards to the water levels.

Mike took a team of 8 with one of the teachers who is a keen caver to County...