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Ballywatt in the Peak District

1st Ballywatt Company have recently returned from their Camp at the Glenbrook Guide Centre in the Peak District.

The 10 boys and five staff (including their cook!) spent seven days at the site which is approximately five hours from Stranraer Port in Scotland. They found the site in a lovely location and very well maintained. The week's programme included various sports, competitions, worship and swimming.

The camp also included a trip to Old Trafford where they say they "never saw a lawn like it at Old Trafford – carefully guarded – couldn’t even hover over it, let alone walk on it!!". Also on the agenda was a day at Alton Towers. Both trips were within about one hour of the camp site at Glenbrook.

The boys and staff had good weather for the most part, with a few heavy showers. They said they would highly recommend the site adding that they took our own canvas but think that canvas can be hired.

"All in all a good week."

Details provided by Rev Ivan Hunter (Chaplain, 1st Ballywatt)

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