Last weekend, in the name of team bonding, the Warwick contingent of our group joined the rest of the Warwick Fluid Dynamics Research Centre for our annual hiking trip, providing a good opportunity for some of our newer members to get to know the other staff in the department. The destination was Llanberis in North Wales, with the trail being a disused slate mine, which is still home to a lot of the old mining equipment along with a series of caves and tunnels through the mountain. However, before any walking could take place, tradition had to be adhered to with no less than 6 people going for a swim in what I'm assured was "actually quite warm" water in a nearby lake (pictured). At 10pm. In October. In Wales. Below are some pictures of the hike.
At the end of the at-times-treacherous hike, we all had survived and some of the more hipster people in our group even managed to return home with some rusted junk they could convert into a household item, so all in all a successful trip.