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Our treks involve getting from one place to another generally by hiking but sometimes involving different activities like rock climbing and kayaking.
In June we ran our Northumberland trek;
18th-19th June the IOS took 13 students on a trek along the Northumberland Coast, the trek started with a 3 mile hike across the tidal sands to Holy Island. An ancient pilgrimage it gives a unique vantage point of Holy Island. Also with most of our students taking the practical option of bare feet across the sands it allowed students to truly re connect with nature.
Once reaching the island we hiked around the major visitor attractions exploring a key cultural site for the North East. After hiking 7 miles in one day, we were picked up and transported to our accommodation for the night in Seahouses where students had the opportunity to explore the village in the evening.
The second day saw the group hike the 7 miles from Beadnell to Craster including the magnificent Dunstanburgh Castle and Embleton Bay.
Our Northumberland Trek was funded through the universities Silver Fund allowing students to take part for free.
Our NEXT Trek is; Lake District 5th-6th September this trek is funded by BUCS which allows for students to take part for FREE.
If you want more information on our Lake District hike, or to book a place please email Laura.Lines@sunderland.ac.uk