Scouts to explore the Yorkshire Dales in October

15 December 2012

5th Hyde Scouts, and our older Cubs, are to visit the Yorkshire Dales at half term. This is our second weekend which will be offered as part of the Tameside Council Holiday Activity Grant. We will be staying at Harris House – the outdoor pursuits centre of the William Hulme’s Grammar School. The centre occupies an old village school, with attached headmaster’s house, on the edge of the hamlet of Hardraw.

It is a Grade II listed building built in 1875 in attractive Dales stone. Ample parking is available in the old playground and the large schoolroom is used for communal activities. The well appointed and practical accommodation is centrally heated throughout.

Hardraw has a camp site, a café and the local attraction of Hardraw Force waterfall. Many groups use these facilities to complement their visit. The Pennine Way passes the centre. The local town of Hawes has a full range of shops.