This weekend showed us that autumn is truly here as the weather whipped up and the rain fell upon Ullswater. This didn't hold the group back and we continued to host a Lake District based team building weekend of fun and collaboration for a group from the State Bank of India. The team building weekend was centred around coming together and collectively celebrating their achievements (as well as a birthday and an anniversary).
On Saturday evening the group arrived at the estate for a night in our Lakeland Lodge and started their Lake District team building weekend with an indoor climbing and abseiling experience in our indoor activity centre. This was a great opportunity to get everyone active after their journey and encourage people to push their comfort zones while in a relaxed indoor environment, and where everyone could readily support each other. The activities were new to most people, however after two hours of laughter the session was a great success and everyone retired to the Lodge for a fantastic feast and preparation for the fun to continue the following morning.
Sunday began once a hearty breakfast was had and the team building group assured us they were ready and eager even though the saturated hills and valleys of the Lake District didn’t seem particularly inviting. The original plan of gorge walking was off the cards due to the torrents of water that were pulsating down the mountains, however there were still plenty of places to be explored and adventurous challenges to be had. The team decided that they wanted to get out and experience the delights of the Lake District so donned with waterproofs and wellingtons the team building group headed off for a walk along the lake shore of Ullswater in search of some abseiling.
Once the abseil spot on the shore of Ullswater was reached the already damp team forgot about the rain and laughed and cheered as each one descended down the rock face towards the lake. A definite highlight of the team building day was seeing each person come down the abseil smiling and happy in the knowledge that they had reached the bottom alive. To finish the weekend off the team returned to the activity centre for a dry team building session and tried their hand at archery for a bit of healthy competition.
Despite the testing weather the group had a great team building experience and even smiled through the worsening downpours with someone saying ‘it doesn’t matter about the rain, we had lots of fun and didn’t really mind’; proof that whatever the weather the Lake District is a fantastic place to be with endless opportunities and a great playground for team development.
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