Thursday, 20 November 2008

Up On T'Moors

Today I have accompanied Year 5B on a school trip to Castleshaw, a picturesque little valley nestling within the Saddleworth Moors.







I think I can say without fear of contradiction that you have only experienced a similar feeling of cold to that found on the Saddleworth Moors in winter if you have previously holidayed in Anchorage, Alaska. Or possibly Lapland. You get the picture?


And quite whose bright idea it was to take a party of 26 nine-year-olds pond dipping and fell-walking in November, I have yet to establish.






But I will!


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14 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Lucky you didn't go tomorrow - the forecast is even colder! LOL

Kitty said...

Just checked our local forecast as No.2 is playing football on Saturday ... it says heavy snow for Sunday :-O

You can't beat a good school trip, can you? (That was a rhetorical question). x

Suburbia said...

You were brave to brave a school trip.It made me feel cold just looking at the picture!

Ttony said...

So that's why you're in a mood and moaning just because a clock is an hour out! I blame central heating!

Maggie May said...

A cold, bleak place in November. Can't think why they didn't do it a couple of months ago.

Renae said...

Hope you are nice and toasty now.

You could always move to Texas. ;-)

CrazyCath said...

omygoodness I do believe you will! Woe betide that teacher or whoever organised that...

Saddleworth Moor always seems so cold and bleak to me because of the Moors murderers more than anything else. It's a shame such a potential beauty is spoiled by those memories. I am sure that is why many of us (in UK and of a certain age range) feel its bleakness....

Sending kind thoughts to the designer of that trip!

Jennysmith said...

Gosh, have always wanted to go to Saddleworth Moors. But you're right - whoever co-ordinated that one should be demoted!

No-one realises how tiring those school trips are!!

The Dotterel said...

Isn't there a Roman Road across the moor - I think I remember that from a school trip of my own, many years ago. (In summer, I hasten to add!)

Rebekah said...

What a beautiful picture...even if it was very cold!

Daryl said...

I cant imagine it was fun for anyone... hope you had a nice hot cup'a when you got home

BTW .. how is your mum?

:-Daryl

Grit said...

oh motl, you are getting off lightly. you should come round here and we will take you on some proper field visits. the sewage farm was one not to have missed.

Working mum said...

Geography teachers, without a doubt. I don't think they feel the cold at all and they feel compelled to share their fascination with cold, wet places with others. I speak from experience.

Katney said...

Or tried to blog in a campground in south east Utah in November.