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Gold Duke of Edinburgh - Final Expedition

During the last week of the school, the same group of people who had walked through Peak District only a few months before, and thought that walking couldn’t get much harder than that, were about to set off for 4 days of walking and camping in Yorkshire. The first day we were all filled with energy and set off on our first of the three peaks, Pen-y-ghent. Unfortunately that day and the next day when we climbed Ingleborough, the cloud rolled in just as we got to the peaks, so we didn’t get to experience any of the views that being at this height had to offer. The third day was our biggest climb, up Whernside. This was probably the hardest day as all of our group were tired and legs and feet were hurting.

However, all of it was worth it when we got to the top, as it was the first day that it was clear and the view was amazing. Our group made the right choice for our route on the last day as it was a valley walk which was especially nice as the weather was beautiful. Overall, D of E isn’t easy, but it is rewarding and it definitely brings the people who you walk and camp with closer together.

By Abigail Street