As part of their Life Skills program a party of PL S3s spent monday and tuesday camping and exploring the Lammermuirs above Hopes Reservoir.
The group walked in around reservoir on the monday and set up camp near the shore. After a brew and and come chilling it was an evening hike up to the summit of Lammer Law. The route was up Sting Bank Burn, now affectionately know by the students as Death Valley. Partly because of the large number of dead sheep that the winter snows have claimed, and partly due to the plethora of vermin traps. These included bridge traps for weasels and stoats and snares for foxes.
After a fine nights camp the group completed the walk around the reservoir and back via West Hopes Farm, here yet more killing machines were in evidence in the form of a larson trap.