Day 2 – Captains Cook’s Monument and Bush craft

Day 2 saw the windy conditions change our original plans of climbing to the top of Roseberry Topping to visiting Captain Cook’s Monument. The morning consisted of walking into the forests near Great Ayton and then building dens to shelter from the strong winds. Following this, we built fires for our Kelly kettles and produced some lovely, welcomed hot chocolate to warm ourselves up. As everyone would do with a fire in the woods we finished the morning off by roasting marshmallows over our fires.

After lunch in the forest we continued our adventures up to the top of the forest where we were greeted with Captain Cook’s Monument. The views were amazing; we could see as far as Middlesbrough. Our descent was made more fun through playing a range of different games in the heather and finishing of with some mud sliding.