Mining History at Keswick Ghyll site

Big thanks to the National Trust for putting on a talk about the mining history that surrounds Stoney Croft Ghyll. Stoney Croft Ghyll is the most used Ghyll scramble in the north lakes due to it being really accessible from Keswick as well as being a good introduction Ghyll for anyone who hasn’t scrambled before. Over the years I’ve picked up bits of knowledge but this afternoons session that was run by a geologist really gave me more of an insight to what really went on during the mining days of the north lakes during the 16 century. Thank you ‪#‎nationaltrust‬

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Family Sessions

Spent yesterday afternoon over in Keswick doing some Ghyll scrambling with a family from Glasgow. Thanks for the great session hope to see you again soon.


Swimming Support

Eden Valley Adventures have been doing a spot of different work this weekend. A few weeks ago I was emailed asking whether I could support 5 open water swimmers across Buttermere & Crummock water as part of a weekend adventure. Having never worked on these two Cambrian lakes which you have to get permits for, I was naturally curious. The paddling/safety part was the easy bit, the logistics took a bit of working out. The day went without any faff due to proper preparation. Both lakes are stunning and with the help of no wind and blue skies made the day even more awesome.

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D of E Training & Assessment

Eden Valley Adventures have been freelancing for the past 4 days over in Ullswater helping out with Duke of Edinburgh training & assessment. The first days training was on teaching navigation around the patterdale and glenridding area low level stuff. The second day was up over boredale hause over to angle tarn and on to the knott and down to hayeswater. Days three and 4 where the assessment days. Here are a couple of pics from where i had to sit out and wait for the groups to walk through, glad for the pleasant weather.

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Family Days

What an ace morning in the ghyll after last nights rain the ghyll was at a good level. Well done to the Dickinsons, Heyes & Catterway families. Hope to see you again soon.