ABOVE ground, under ground or through water was the challenge for 37 Explorer Scouts from Woking and their leaders during the half-term holiday.

The Scouts, aged 14 to 18, traveled up to Derbyshire’s Dark Peak and began their weekend with caving.

They were taken through a number of introductory and then more challenging caves at Bagshaw Caverns, near Bradwell, where they made their way through features such as the Elephant’s Throat and the Grotto of Paradise.

The other main activities during their stay included a seven-hour navigation exercise around Cats Tor and Shining Tor, and sailing on Gorton Lower Reservoir.

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