This year the Troop headed to Ashbourne, gateway to the Peak District for their summer camp.
The Troop did a wide range of activities including sailing and kayaking (on the local Carsington Water), Mountain Biking, hiking in the Castleton area and a surprise visit to Alton Towers.
For our day of hiking we headed to the heart of the Peak District - Castleton. The day started with a visit to Perevil Castle - a spectacular castle built in the 11th Century. We then headed up the limestone way to reach a spectacular view across to Mam Tor - our next destination. At Mam Tor we headed to the Land Slip (see the photo of us sitting on what used to be the road!). We then headed back towards Castleton via Peak Cavern - a spectacular series of limestone caves once mined for Blue John - the famous local stone. The PLs headed from here over Hollin's Cross for a night in a camping barn whilst the rest of us headed back to the campsite. The PLs hiked from Edale to Hope the following day.
As well as all the activities we also ran two main competitions during the week - a camping competition which was won by Owls and a closely fought cooking Competition which was eventually won by Ravens.
The camp was great and made a fantastic,dry, end to a rather wet Summer Holidays.