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Day 3

Another day walking

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Breakfast at 8am and then we were out of the camp at 10 am . We were all ready for the day ahead of us although we were not sure what to expect .

Firstly, we all got dropped off and walked Burnton Roman Turret which was interesting because we had never seen anything quite like it before . We walked to Chesters Roman Fort and walked around there for a bit the children enjoyed themselves getting into the Roman spirit making hats and pretend fighting. We also sat and had lunch before we set off again .The children all had a chance to go to the shop to see if they wanted to buy anything.

Thirdly , we all travelled to Black Carts Roman Turret, Temple of Mithras and Broclitia which was a way from the other places we had visited. They were good but i think that the children found it a bit boring because there was nothing really there to see / not a lot.

At this point i think everyone was tired because we had done a lot of walking at this point and people just wanted to get back to the campsite and have some tea . The last place we visited was called Hausteads - Verconicum it was really interesting because the children could have a look around the site and see things and look in the shop, before we went back to the campsite.

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Day 2

Out and about in Newcastle starting at Heddon on the Wall

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we all got up at 7 and then had breakfast at 8 o'clock. we got ready to go on the hike and got on the mini bus for about 9 o'clock. The leaders decided that it would be nice to go and see the remains of the wall. after that we all went to the place we needed to be dropped off at and got off the mini bus at Walbottle all rearing to go .

Secondly , by this time we were alright we were not tired but we were all walking at a good pace . The next places we visited were Throckley and Heddon on the wall which had the best wall so far. we then walked to Vindobola at this time we were getting quite tired but we kept on going and even though we were tired we spoke to people with respect.Then on to Whittle Dene water course and along the B6318 to walked to the junction with the A69 at the Errington arms .

we have met a scout group from south Wales whose mini bus had broken down , so we gave them a lift back to their cottage.

When we came back from our walk the wonderful leaders made us some food which was a Sunday chicken dinner.
Then the scouts went to the green room on site where they could have some fun and play games.

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Day one of the Walk

Barrasford Campsite

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After stopping for lunch at the Angel of the North the group finally arrived at Barrasford Campsite about 3.00 in the afternoon. After unloading and having a drink of juice/tea the group set off to Wallsend to start the first part of their task. this was one of the smallest walks they will have to undertake being only 6.5 miles. Tomorrow is the biggie almost 20 miles.

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Almost ready

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Everything has been planned. Parents informed of what is required from their children including NO Phones it is just a case of loading minibus and car collecting leaders and scouts and setting off tomorrow morning at 9.00 a.m. prompt.

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