Craikhope Outdoor Centre

In2venture has a new outdoor centre!!

Having signed a 20 year lease for Craikhope Outdoor Centre, Craik Forest, Hawick, we are currently renovating the centre before the planned opening in March 2018.

Please follow https://www.facebook.com/craikhope/ to see our progress in this new existing venture!

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Underground

Yesterday was one of those classic days out that will be remembered for a long time: the occasion; the venue; the challenges; the company. A day underground with a group of folk who all knew somebody else in the group but had never met collectively before had been planned for several weeks, the first event of a new initiative for In2venture.

The weather men changed their minds at the last minute, after promising that Saturday would be see a continuation of several days of dry weather the forecast changed with less than 24 hours to go and heavy overnight rainfall was to produce slightly more lively underground conditions than first anticipated. We met at Inglesport with skies already clearing and after assorted refreshment made our way up to Alum Pot Lane – five guys who had all caved before but never done all of the planned trip, plus Alan, Kevin, Clare & myself.

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We entered Upper Long Churn via Dr Bannisters with enough water to make it interesting for folk & headed on completing the classic trip down to Dolly Tubs pitch.

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Brampton Youth Project

It’s been a great couple of weeks working with the Brampton Youth Project on their holiday activity program. Here is a taster of what we got up to.

For more pics head to the ‘photos’ page

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Active Project Gorge Walk

The Active Project was out and about today, Gorge Walking in Newlands Valley. Head to the photos page to see more from the day.

       

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Wild camping with the Active Project

Friday evening saw the first (hopefully of many) mini canoe expedition for the Active Project. A wild camp with tarp shelters and a good fire, made for an all round great experience – sharing good fellowship and a bit of time away from the everyday world to think over the more important things in life and faith.

For all the pictures from the event – head over to the photos page.

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First Birthday Party of the Season

Over the bank holiday weekend I had the privilege of providing our first birthday party of the year. What better way to celebrate your 5th birthday than a day in the woods?

Head over to the photos page for more shots of the day.

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Active Project – climbing

Another great day with the Active Project – a smaller turn out to brave a cold day up at Head End quarry, but a good day for those who came along.

A few taster photos from the day – head to the photos page for more.

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