On Wednesday Willow Class took their maps and compasses and found their way around and up and over Nicky Nook in nearby Scorton.  The class were excited as we started our walk along Snowhill Lane.  We had the expertise help of a friend called Gill who expertly guided us round.


We soon headed off road and around the edge of Pedder’s Wood and down towards  Grizedale Brook.  We kept to the brook and walked along and it was really muddy and wet in parts. Luckily we didn’t loose any footwear in the mud.

We as we rounded the end of the brook you are able to see the Grizedale Reservoir.

We stopped for a drink and snack as we were feeling a bit tired by this point.  We then carried on to where we left the track by the reservoir and headed up hill towards the summit of Nicky Nook.  Lots of the children used their compasses to see which direction we were travelling in.

Even Mr and Mrs Alder were looking forward to the steep steps!!

When we reached the summit we had wonderful views even though it was a litte cloudy.  We could make out Blackpool Tower, Heysham Power Station and the Lakeland Fells beyond.


We all found a spot to eat our lunch.     Some even found a small hollow to shelter from the wind.

  Here the girls are celebrating making it to the top by posing with the trig point.

Lots of smiles!

Group shots done it was time to head downhill.  We knew it was going to be steep in places and maybe a bit slippery.

A feeling of achievement.

  The boys found a bench.

  Through the gate towards the end.

  And even a shoulder ride for some!!

We then said goodbye to our friend Gill and headed for the Applestore Cafe for some well earned refreshements.


They even had some energy left for the play park!!

We then all headed back to school exhausted from all the fresh air.  What a great day we had.