Bog run

St. Edmund's, Canterbury CCF - Dartmoor Adventure training

At the end of Easter, and, somewhat unusually for Dartmoor, in glorious sunshine 27 cadets descended on Okehampton camp for St. Edmund's Canterbury CCF first adventure training week since lockdown.

St. Edmund's, Canterbury CCF - Dartmoor Adventure training

22 April 2022

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Apprehension, amongst cadets, and staff, was high, but nerves were soon settled following the first day's training, a 'gentle' navigation exercise across the Tors.

With the weather gods smiling down upon us, we ventured into Dewerstone gorge, to scramble past some wary Royal Marines, before cadets and staff immersed themselves fully in the icy water plunging into pools, and sliding down shoots.

A trip to the beach followed, Anstey's Cove, where coasteering was on the menu. This proved to be most popular as cadet after cadet launched themselves off cliffs, into the waves below, whilst the OC and SSI went noticeably pale!

The final day featured the infamous Bodmin Moor bog run. Howls and shrieks aplenty, as cadets crawled through the bog before cleansing themselves in the quarry....via a 10m drop!

My thanks go to Simply Outdoors, for assisting in the delivery of one of the best training packages we've run. Here's hoping the weather gods continue to support us so amicably next year!

Captain A. R. JonesSt. Edmund's School, Canterbury CCF