Jacki's epic 186 mile walk from Kemble in the Cotswolds to the Thames Barrier is completed. Congratulations to her and all the other walkers. The walk lasted 14 days through rain and shine!
From 16th-19th September we enjoyed 4 action packed days of adventure activities in boats and canoes and on land at Longridge Activity Centre in Marlow, Bucks, a 12-acre riverside site with island.
Canoeing, moutain climbing, kayacking, leaps of faith, walking, camp fires and much more. Even the weather collaborated. Some brave souls out there - Well done to all of you for pushing your limits!
We had an exciting two-day experience in the Chilterns from 10th-11th September living in the woods under canvas. The event included learning bushcraft skills that are useful for adventures, developing self confidence and an appreciation of nature.
We spent four great days from the 2nd - 5th September at Ammerdown Conference Centre near Bath, nestling in woodlands next to a Stately Home, surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens and parkland. The whole place is steeped in peace and tranquillity. No traffic noise, only birdsong! Activities included painting from nature, photographing landscape, writing stories and poetry, woodland walks, dance session and singing for wellbeing.
Below are some of the awesome pictures taken by the attendees during the photographic lessons.
"Thank you for an amazing week of warmth and ever lasting connections. I have thoroughly enjoyed myself and I stand a lot taller. I will cherish this moment for ever." B
Between the 7th-12th July we trekked across some of the most picturesque and breathtaking countryside in UK, hiking the ‘Big 3’ peaks of Yorkshire with Dr Ken Hames MBE of BBC ‘Beyond Boundaries’.
Check out these photos of the trip below...
Under the Sky Events was launched officially at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington, London on Tuesday July 2nd.
The speakers were Jacki Hill-Murphy Director of Under the Sky Events cic, Jenny Edwards CBE, National Advisor Initiatives in Mental Health and Wellbeing, Robert McPherson Team Leader DfE Children in Care and Lord Listowel.
The evening went extremely well, the work of Under the Sky was well received and everyone loved the venue of the Great Hall at the the Royal Geographical Society at Kensington Gore in London and delicious food served by Lodge caterers.
Photos by David Tett Photography
Dynamic Devon certainly was dynamic! Our group of participants travelled from Leicester, Birmingham and London to take part and were a great team.
Nothing fazed this lot! The high wires - which to me seemed alarmingly high up in the trees; were embarked upon with great alacrity as was the archery, in which we appeared to acquire a star archer! Once in the canoes it wasn’t long before more than one of the team was in the River Dart but it was all part of the fun while gaining canoeing skills. Caving, zip wire, raft building and rock climbing all brought out the best in these young people as they had a go for the first time.
I was pleased how much they loved the scenery of the green rolling hills around Dartington Hall and the birds - particularly owls. One young man has vowed to return there to live! We’ll have to see, but how good it was to see them all having such a good time while building up confidence and relaxing.
Thanks to Dynamic Adventures who were fantastic and to our volunteer Janet and outdoor instructors Emma and James who really put themselves out to make the first Under the Sky event a great success.