The gibbet was erected in 1676 for the purpose of hanging the bodies of George Broomham and Dorothy Newman who were hanged for murdering George's wife Martha, and their son Robert after they discovered the truth of the couple's affair.
Placed in such a prominent location as a warning, to deter others from committing crimes, nowadays it is a popular local tourist attraction with good views of the surrounding area.
The weather was very windy and rainy on the day the students visited but the trip allowed the courses an opportunity to get out in the fresh air and put some of the theory learned in class and in the college ground to practice.
The group walked along the Combe Gibbet ridge for a few kilometres and were put to the test by orientating their maps to the ground and pointing out certain features on the ground using grid references.
Business students received a visit from guest speaker Anthony Fleming on 17th April 2012.
Mr Fleming, from Thatcham based coaching mentoring company Passion 4Life, believes that it is "a pleasure to share experience with young minds. They have so much potential and in reality they could accomplish so much if they just believe in themselves."