Loretto RC Primary P7 Hillwalking trip

The sun shone and the wind blew for the Loretto RC P7 Primary hillwalking trip in the Lammermuir Hills. After gearing up at the East Lothian Outdoor Learning Service…

…we headed for the hills. All the pupils have been working on their mapwork in class with Mr Paul over the last few weeks so this was a chance to use those skills on the hill.


It was windy on the way up but the sun stayed out and we were treated to some great views across the hills.

Approaching the summit, everyone took a bearing and we struck off across country to the summit.

Great views across the hills

It’s not a spaceship! Lunch was had at the summit in the group shelter – a tight squeeze!

Although the summit was cold and windy, everyone made it to the top of Lammer Law. Clear views across the Forth to Fife!

It is one thing learning a skill such as map reading in the classroom but there is no substitute for using the skills for real and seeing how a map relates to the hills you’re standing on.

A superb day out and one the class will remember for a long time!

Click HERE for a map of the route.

It’s Snow Joke.

No it really is  true! There are still some places left on the infamous ELC Staff Winter Hillwalking Skills Course.

As snow returns to the Scottish mountains this week why not improve your hill-walking skills and sign up for this amazing event. Whether it’s your first time on the hill in winter or you want to enhance your knowledge and enjoyment for winter hill walking this is the course for you. Based in the Northern Cairngorms this is a weekend residential course that includes all food, transport, teaching and instruction by the Outdoor Learning team and all the equipment you will need.

Shake the winter blues off and get out there and experience the spectacular Cairngorm Mountains  in full winter raiment.

Dates : 1600,24th Feb to 1800 Sunday 26th February – Cost £80.00

For more info contact us or you can book online here