TO mark 130 years as rural surveyors, two teams from Davidson & Robertson journeyed 130 miles across Scotland and Northern England.

It was chance to reconnect with colleagues and an opportunity for the many new faces to meet the rest of the team.

The southern team included staff from Ayr, Castle Douglas, Lanark and Cockermouth office. They chose to take the scenic ten mile walk around Derwentwater.

Again, a team of fourteen plus a Labrador and a spaniel, set off from the Theatre By the Lake car park, following the waters’ edge, calling in at the Lodore Falls Hotel for an early lunch, then walking the route below Catbells, past Derwentwater Marina and back into Keswick.

Chris Edmunds, D&R Director based at the Cockermouth office said “It was great to see some of our colleagues from Scotland enjoying our Lake District scenery – which even on a poor weather day is still stunning. We know the Keswick area well, having supported numerous clients’ businesses in the local area including those affected by the West Cumbria Pipeline Project which travelled 100km from Thirlmere and grant funded farm business reviews. We were also able to share ‘Cumbrian hospitality’ with our colleagues when we called for an early lunch stop at the Lodore Falls Hotel. Everyone really enjoyed being able to get out and about.

“D&R’s newest recruits were also with us: Based at the Cockermouth office, Assistant Land Agent Abigail Wass and Associate Paul Robinson were able to spend quality time chatting to our wider team which is especially important when there have been so few face to face opportunities for new staff to meet up.”