13 April 2023

Lower Sixth Duke of Edinburgh Gold Practice Expedition

A group of audacious Lower Sixth pupils left the Hill at the start of the Easter holidays to start their practice expedition in the Yorkshire Dales.

Starting their hike in Malham in Ribblesdale, the pupils were able to enjoy the dry weather before being confronted with extreme weather on the second day. Despite the challenges, the pupils showed remarkable resolve over the course of the four-day hike, bonded well as a team and were able to put their navigation skills into practices. Their hike ended at the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct, a 24-arch viaduct built in the late 19th century giving picturesque views across the Ribble Valley.

Throughout the expedition the pupils were in good spirit and very much look forward to their next adventure in Snowdonia this summer.