Air Cadets are a step closer to award at Lydford Gorge….!

On Saturday 18th May a small group of Air Cadets from 2443 (Okehampton) Squadron helped Rangers to build steps on the path to the White Lady Waterfall. The cadets aged from 14 – 17 (taking a break from their usual activities of flying, shooting and sports!), are working towards their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. Part of which requires the completion of community service.  Their time was spent carrying tools and materials to the site, then replacing old redundant steps with smart new ones which are easier to use.  The  ‘short and steep’ path’ allows direct access for anything up to 60,000 visitors per year! So the 220 ‘odd’ steps require regular maintenance. The cadets worked hard and built some of excellent steps for visitors to explore   the wild flowers and beauty of that part of the Gorge.

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