Young people breath in the spectacular sights of the Lake District

Birk & Grove House, two of our group-supported accommodation settings, joined together for a day trip to Keswick, a picturesque market town. This town is located in the Lake District and is surrounded by mountains, making it a popular walking and hiking destination.

They chose the very popular Cat Bells walk, which has some of the best views of the surrounding fells and Derwent Water. It stands at a modest height of 451 meters (1,480 feet).  During the walk they came across some friendly Alpaca’s!  By all accounts, they are used for Alpaca trekking in the Lake District.  A wonderful experience by all accounts.

It takes about 2 hours to complete the 3.8 mile (6.2KM) walk that takes you through Derwent Forrest and down to Derwent Lake, where the young people decided to have a pebble skimming competition.  A lakeside picnic was enjoyed and a boat trip back to Hawke’s End was enjoyed for dinner and ice cream in the evening.

It was great to see the young people from different settings socialising and exploring together, there were lots of laughs that’s for sure!