Group 2 set off excited and raring to go at 2pm, and after a smooth journey along the M62 and through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, we arrived at Bewerley Park just in time for tea! There was barely enough time to unpack our things before we were whisked away to the dining room for some well needed grub! Our evening meal consisted of a roast pork dinner, pasta or quiche and suitably filled us up for an evening walk into Pateley Bridge.
Before that, however, the children were required to make their own beds, and despite Mr Carney and Mr Beare’s faultless demonstration, we had some weird and wonderful results! More practice required we think!
It was a fairly dismal and misty night but that didn’t stop us going for an evening walk around the historic Pateley Bridge, just a cross-field walk from Bewerley Park. Pateley Bridge was recently voted one of the top 10 places to live in the UK and you can see why. We strolled down the winding cobbled streets, stopping at various points while Mr Carney filled us in on tales and legends of this beautiful part of the world. We peered inside the oldest sweet shop in the UK, sadly closed for the night, and then ended our walk with a brief play in the adventure playground.
On our return to camp, we were greeted with hot chocolate and biscuits, a welcome snack before retiring to our dorms to fill in our diaries and get ready for bed.
It has been a fantastic start to our Bewerley Park adventure and we can’t wait to visit the fascinating Eden Camp tomorrow. The children have behaved impeccably and have really enjoyed their first day.
This is what some of our children have said about today’s adventure:
“I really enjoyed our walk into Pateley Bridge, particularly the walk through the field” – Harry
“I loved hearing about the history of Pateley Bridge, Mr Carney’s stories were fascinating.” – Georgie
“I loved playing in the adventure playground, it was a great end to the day” - Vanessa
“The walk was really fun and I learnt lots of interesting facts about Pateley Bridge.” – Patrick
“It was hard work making the beds but we all gave it a good go!” – Finlay
“It was lovely to finish the day with hot chocolate, it warmed us up after our walk. The countryside around Bewerely Park is beautiful” - Amshavi