On the week commencing Sunday 19th October, 9 cadets from the squadron embarked on a week of Adventure Training in Windermere, Lake District. The camp was open to all squadrons in the South & East midlands however 1947 (Birstall) Squadron had the biggest representation of cadets, an amazing achievement considering the size of the squadron.

The week began with all cadets participating in a Hill Walk to School Knott, a local hill in Windermere. The hill walking pushed their navigation skills to the test and taught them about the environment and built upon their skills in the hills.

Following this, cadets spent 2 days; split into Morning and Afternoon to try various Adventure Training activities. These include Climbing, Canoeing and Mountain Biking to name a few. Following on, cadets spent the last 3 days choosing which of the activities they tried in the first 2 days as their main activities, the main activities differed from the taster sessions as the activity would be of a further distance in the case of Mountain Biking and Hill Walking, with outdoor climbing and abseiling being hosted in a quarry.

Cadets were given the opportunity to choose from the following activities:

  • Hill Walking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Gauge Walking
  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Treetops Trek
  • Kayaking

The weather held out well for the week with only light showers throughout, the camp was an astounding success with all cadets from the squadron taking part in something new and pushing themselves to the limit.