Cambridge Three Peaks Challenge

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Cambridge Three Peaks Challenge was a Cambridge District event. It was a sponsored walk to raise money for scouting.

This challenge was 15 miles (though it may have been 16), and started around 10:15, for the 27th scouting group. Starting at Babraham Park and Ride the 27th group included about 16 27th scouts, 2 other scouts and a cub! It was sunny and warm, we needed suncream. Preparing to go, we held the 27th’s flag and set off heading for the first peak. After a while, we entered Wandlebury and split up, with a faster group in front. At the trig point, we took a photo and worked out where to go next.

On the way to Wandlebury
Wandlebury trig point

Starting again, we went back to Babraham Park and Ride, passing another scout group eating lunch. We carried on towards Castle Hill, the next peak. Walking to the bus way, we stopped at a playground to have a quick lunch (around 10 minutes), and then carried on to the bus way and later Trumpington. At Trumpington, some people had a quick toilet break and then caught up again. Eventually, we arrived in Grantchester and the leaders talked about ice cream! Andrew(our leader) then went to buy ice cream in Newnham. When we met up, we had ice cream but were told to “Eat as we walked”.When we finally arrived at Castle Hill, we ate, renewed our promises and met up with lots of scouts, cubs and beavers (though some people had left, as we were the last to start, so, the last to get there). We then set off for the last peak.

The last peak was a viewpoint in Coton country park. After Castle Hill most of us were tired so it was difficult to understand where we went. However, we did go over the M11 and through fields and woods. When we eventually reached the car park before the last peak, we had the option of stopping but most of us carried on. Going up the hill, some of us ran, while others walked. At the top, we received a medal and took a picture, we then climbed back down, where we went home, possibly with hot dogs and other refreshments. We were tired, but we had finished.

Written by : Rhoda