Derwent Hill: The Land of Adventure
At the beginning of October some Year 5s went to Derwent Hill Monday to Wednesday and others Wednesday to Friday. Derwent Hill is in the Lake District, near Keswick, and it is an activity centre.
Because Derwent Hill is in Cumbria, it took a long coach ride to get there but eventually, we arrived at our destination. Whilst on the coach, we saw the Angel of the North (which people quite liked because they were shouting).
In Derwent Hill there was mine visiting, the death swing, canoeing, gorge scrambling and mountain climbing. My favourite activity was the death swing because when the instructor (Nigel, my group leader) let go we swung high into the air before being slowed down and helped off the swing by a team mate. Everybody was pleased that they had a go on the swing even though the ladder climb was scary! My least favourite activity was gorge scrambling because it was very cold and tricky to negotiate and difficult to climb.
Since we were away for a few days, we had to sleep in dormitories named after mountains in the Lake District. We had to make the beds (the duvet covers provided the biggest challenge of the trip for some people!!) and put our clo thes into a box. The beds were bunk beds (and I slept on the bottom). Our dorms were inspected and we were given a score out of ten for how tidy they were.
The food was very tasty at Derwent Hill and we needed it because of all the energy we used in the activities. There was fruit, sandwiches, cooked breakfasts, hot dinners, puddings -such as Chocolate cake- and much more. Our meals were cooked on-site and delicious! Also, there was loads of drinking options too! There was water, juice (an d loads of flavours) milk and tea. We had to get them ourselves.
I liked Derwent Hill and would go again. Personally, I think the next bunch of Year 5s will like it too.
By Erin Year 5