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Fourth Form Field Day: CCF hike over the Shropshire hills

Thursday 27 June 2013

CCF Fourth Form Field Day June 2013 on the Long Mynd

On Friday 21st June, the Fourth Form spent the day off the School site on various Field Day trips and activities.

The CCF sent some of their ranks on a day hike across the Long Mynd. The walk started in the picturesque Ashes Hollow, a valley cutting into the eastern side of the Long Mynd, and finished at Craven Arms, some 22 kilometres distant. The walk itself is pretty spectacular.  Once some elevation is gained there are fine views both westwards into Wales and south east towards the Malverns and Ludlow area.

Despite some humid conditions and Flt Lt Lucas's dogs finding the numerous stiles heavy going, the walk was enjoyed by the boys. The picture shows them resting on a fallen tree near the end of the walk and looking forward to that promised ice cream waiting for them at Harry Tuffin's supermarket in Craven Arms.

The other cadets did some training for the forthcoming Summer Central Camp at Sennybridge - perhaps a less strenuous day!

Thanks to 2Lt Corbett and Mrs Kirk for helping out with the walk.

Lt Col N David

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