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Return To Rivington Pike

Chris Prince / Categories: Enrichment, DofE

Return To Rivington Pike

Our Duke of Edinburgh group returned to Rivington Pike over the weekend to put some of the skills they have learned into practice. Student Lucy Kerwin has been filling us in with the details...

Upon arriving at the walk site, we were the last group to leave - and when we did leave, we went about 400 yards in the opposite direction in search of a toilet, which lasted about half an hour!

Anyway, we soon left and were back on track in no time. We walked along many muddy, rock-covered paths, down many slopes (how did no one fall down?) and up many hills. By the last big hill, I was seriously toying with the idea of rolling down to the bottom and resigning myself to the life of some kind of earthworm instead.

Once we got up that hill, we ate some food and looked out over the town of Bolton.

Once we were fed and watered, we continued in our trek to Jepson Farm, where we passed a mad dog that was snarling and barking at us from someone’s front garden. We had to pass through a passage next to it to get to the field behind. Luckily, it led us to a field full of sheep, and yet another beautiful view of Bolton.

It all went downhill from there, which is to say that we didn’t have to climb up any more hills. We trekked through a long path between a forest and a gigantic reservoir for quite a time, passing a massive bridge over the river and, at long last, arriving back at the coaches, miraculously twenty minutes before the other groups despite our long detours.

Overall, I think that it was a very exciting day, and I look forward to the next expedition in the future.


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