After an epic struggle, through bracken, thistle, swamp and blazing sun, thirty nine intrepid young surveyors today completed the first known successful journey between the source of Crowcombe Stream and its confuence with Doniford Stream. Together with their adult porters these fearless scientists, poets, artists and explorers braved the midges, bullocks and blisters to make studious observations and measurements along the watercourse as it ran off the Quantocks, through Crowcombe Deer Park, the village itself, and a series of fields. A celebratory chug-by from a West Somerset steam train sealed their journey - hot, exhausted, wet and filthy, but still smiling!
nb. Do please check for ticks as parts of our jouney crossed through their habitat.
The children travelled in five independent groups, each with adult support, and were a credit to themselves and the school.