Local wanderings

Yesterday I was roped in to volunteer to lead a group of children in my daughter’s class on a 12 mile walk in the local area.  We left the school and were in the hands of our young charges as we headed off into the countryside armed with maps and compasses.


It was grey and it was really windy, but it was great fun.

There were seven groups in total and two of them (my daughter was in one of these groups), got majorly lost.  I feel that these two groups probably tried the hardest because most of the groups ended up not being spaced out that much and just following like sheep.


There were plenty of sheep in fields to look at.


I wasn’t expecting to see these animals.


We were at our most spaced out as we edged along the field with the cows.  There was a little bit of panic with some children wearing red, but no bulls were present.



Near the end of the walk we walked down an entire field with the children not realising that we would end up being on the wrong side of an electric fence.  So we walked back up the top of the field and around again.

As we were nearing the school grounds the maps were ignored in favour of which way was fastest to get back to school.

I was pleased I offered to help in the end despite my near numb fingers at lunchtime as I got to learn some more faces and names in my daughter’s class.  Their orienteering skills do need more fine tuning though.

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  • Janine Vasta

    What a lovely way to spend a morning…. I hope a nice hot lunch was your reward Cathy! x

    • http://www.wanderingsheila.com/ Cathy

      It was Janine, and it wasn’t a hot lunch (I’d packed a sandwich), I did have a hot cup of tea as soon as I got home :-)

  • http://over40andamumtoone.wordpress.com/ over40andamumtoone

    Lovely views, but boy that looks cold! Good to get the kids out in the countryside though. Well done you, and a hot cuppa definately well earned #PoCoLo

    • http://www.wanderingsheila.com/ Cathy

      It was most definitely on the cold side. I quite agree about getting kids out in the countryside. Thanks for stopping by.

  • http://twitter.com/oliversmadhouse Jaime Oliver

    fab photos, how great you got to take part in this outing x

    • http://www.wanderingsheila.com/ Cathy

      Thanks Jaime, it was pretty cool to help out :-)

  • http://twitter.com/VicWelton Victoria Welton

    It sounds like you had a really eventful adventurous walk :). Thank you so much for sharing and linking up with PoCoLo. Really appreciate your support Cathy. (I see you need a vote for Best Australian Blog – off to look into that :) x

    • http://www.wanderingsheila.com/ Cathy

      Ah yes Victoria. Loads of fun with 10 and 11 year olds :-) No problem. Your linky is a great way to see some more blog posts. Thanks for your support with the Australian Blog award :-)