Today I went to Malham Tarn Field Centre (MTFC http://www.field-studies-council.org/centres/malhamtarn.aspx) because they’re kindly lending Castle Head Field Centre (where I work http://www.field-studies-council.org/centres/castlehead.aspx) some laptops for a course we have coming up (thank you very muchly!). I’ve been to MTFC twice before, but not since I worked for the Field Studies Council (FSC – the environmental education charity which both centres belong to http://www.field-studies-council.org). I first visited to do my ALevel field work, and then again during my PGCE 🙂
I knew it was a beautiful place, but I’d forgotten quite how breathtaking it is. The sun glistening off Malham Tarn certainly helped!
We were very kindly allowed to make use of the facilities and grounds, which was fab as I arrived at lunch time with two hungry sprites. So we ate our packed lunch on the veranda before venturing down for a little explore of the shore.
We followed up our visit to MTFC by calling in at the National Park Visitor Centre in Malham, where we purchased sheep poo for Daddy (mutton buttons – chocolate covered raisins!). We then did a drive by of the Ribblehead Viaduct, before having an expensive ‘look’ around Daleswear’s closing down sale. I now have a down jacket and some sandals, and Bee has an insulated puddle suit that you can zip open at the bottom! Hurrah, nappy access!!!
Our fab day was topped off by finding out that Daddy had passed a very important assessment at work 🙂 So we’ve celebrated by having one of our delicious ‘HelloFresh’ meals (will blog about that soon) and a bottle of champagne which we’re half way through. Hic. Glad I don’t need to be up in the morning!