Exmoor adventure for Kings Worthy Scouts
3rd Winchester (The Worthies) Scouts enjoyed an adrenalin filled week on their Summer camp to North Devon. They set up home on a campsite at Horner Wood near Porlock on Exmoor. The area provides perfect walking opportunities and the Scouts were soon exploring their surroundings. They climbed Dunkery Beacon, which stood just above the campsite and at 520m is the highest point on Exmoor.
The adventurous bunch went coasteering which involves jumping off cliffs and into the sea and then clambering up again – under the instructions of a guide. The highest plunge being a scary 25 feet in height. Then there was zorbing, which can only be explained as being strapped in a big plastic hamster ball and being rolled down a hill! They also rode quad bikes,and enjoyed a visit to the beach at Woolacombe, playing on the beach and jumping in the waves.
Back at the campsite, the Scouts built a rope swing across the stream that ran through the camp, and challenged other troops staying on the site to games of football. One night the Scouts treated the leaders to a special meal – cooking up a curry followed by ice cream and doughnuts. In return the Scouts enjoyed a traditional Devon cream tea. One Scout told the Parish Magazine “It was a very exciting and fun week. We got to do things we had never done before. Thanks to the leaders, Christine, Robin and Colin for organising such a fantastic time.”