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The 2015 Lake District Adventure!

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It’s back to school at Really NEET after last week’s exertions in the Lake District… but what a week!

It was an early start Monday morning as the first group met up at Really NEET and piled onto the bus at 9am and we were on our way to the Brathay Trust in Ambleside, Cumbria.

We arrived at Brathay just in time for lunch (burger & chips!) and were met by our two guides for the week, Jay & Mike.

After lunch and having chosen our rooms for the night, it was straight into the action with the high ropes challenge!

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Jay briefs the guys before taking on the high ropes
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A quick practice run on the low ropes…
For some it was just a walk in the park but for others, it was a chance to tackle their fear of heights…

In the evening we hit the water, heading out onto lake Windermere in a whaler boat!

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Windermere is the largest lake in England!

Any drowsiness the following morning was quickly wiped out as we went Ghyll scrambling!

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There’s a few nerves about at the start…
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…but everyone was in high spirits by the end!

We finished off the trip on Tuesday evening, once again confronting our fear of heights…

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Mike briefs the guys…
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…before sending us on our way!
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Don’t look down!

We got back Tuesday night and a much welcome break came our way on Wednesday, but we were back on it first thing Thursday as our second group of young people set off from Really NEET!

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Once again we took on the Ghyll…
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…and Lake Windermere…
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…as well as climbing the giant pole…

…but rather than the high ropes, this time we tried our hands at raft building!

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Everyone from Really NEET had an amazing time and we owe so much to Mike & Jay from Brathay Trust for inspiring the young people (and staff!) to tackle their fears head on and come out the other side with more confidence and aspiration, as well as Andy from Travel Direct for driving us there and back again (and there and back again!)

Check out our extended photo galleries over at our facebook page!

Monday – Tuesday group Gallery

Thursday – Friday group Gallery