Hello, my name is Mal Tabb.
Thanks for visiting our web pages. Marion & I operate a small outdoor activity organisation called Canoes, Mountains & Caves. We provide activities for: adults, young people, schools, charities, families & individuals. A key aspect of our work is the provision of a "Community Programme" which is offered free of charge to participants. If you think we might be able to help please don't hesitate to contact us, you can find out more about what we do on our main website www.canoesmountainscaves.com

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Blaithwaite's Biggest Activity Week

Headend Quarry
The past week was Blaithwaite's biggest activity week of the year, we had two schools in with 86 pupils + staff on activities simultaneously from Tuesday afternnon until Friday lunchtime. Off site activities included: Gorge Walking; rock climbing & open canoeing. There was a full on site programme covering: archery, fencing, team building activities, woodland weasling, mountain biking & "Kidz Klub" (our contemporary youth church). 
I spent two & a half days rock climbing at Headend Quarry  (http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=1268) we dodged the showers, enjoyed the sun & got the vast majority of our guests up all of the climbs we set up, a good quota also conquered their fears and abseiled as well.
Wednesday was spent running three open canoeing sessions on Bassenthwaite Lake where we were less successful in avoiding the frequent monsoon like downpours! 

I managed to spend some time on the Solway coast over the weekend - we are so fortunate to have the mountains of the Lake District on our front doorstep & the little visited beaches of the Solway Firth as our back garden. 

Saturday morning was spent kite buggying with Rob Bianchi - first time for me & a very enjoyable few hours. I got several good runs in. 

On Saturday evening Kay got back after a week of grandparent duty so we re-visited the coast on Sunday afternoon and continued to enjoy the run of improved weather of late. Just now I'm sat in the conservatory watching the sun go down over Criffel, the picture below is what I can see.

A good week at the office!

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