Gold Residentials

Residentials - John Muir Discovery Award on the Isle of Arran
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Outdoor Activities and Qualifications (future outdoor instructor development)
                       

'Residential Only' Options: 2018 - £375.00 - Book Now

Outdoor Activities and Qualifications (future outdoor instructor development)

  • Mon 23rd – Sun 29th July 2018, Outdoor Activities and Qualifications               - Bookings being taken
    (future outdoor instructor development), Peak District 
    (including two days spent in Snowdonia or Lake District);

  • Mon 30th July – Sun 5th August 2018, Outdoor Activities and Qualifications  - Bookings being taken
    (future outdoor instructor development), Peak District
    (including two days spent in Snowdonia or Lake District). 
     
  • Mon 29th October – Sun 4th November 2018, Peak District, Outdoor Activities and Conservation Work
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Climbing

Itinerary - Combined Residential & Expedition : 2018 - £625.00 - Book Now
 

  • Residential Outdoor activities and qualifications,
    Mon 30th July  – Sun 5th August 2018, Peak District
    followed by:  
    Open Gold Expedition. Mon 6th – Sat 11th August 2018, Brecon Beacons  (practice & qualifying expeditions) Bookings being taken

    Includes discount for booking your residential and expedition together but you are responsible for your travel to/from both programme including between the Peak District after the residential on Sun 5th August ready for the expedition in the Brecon Beacons starting at 16:00 on Mon 6th August.

 

  • Open Gold Expedition, Mon 22nd – Sat 27th October 2018, Lake District (practice & qualifying expeditions)
    followed by: 
    Residential Outdoor activities and conservation work Residential:  Mon 29th October – Sun 4th November 2018, Peak District Bookings being taken
     
    Includes discount for booking your residential and expedition together but you are responsible for your travel to/from both programme including between the Lake District after the expedition finishes on Sat 27th October ready for the  in the residential in the Peak District starting at 10:00 on Mon 27th October.

     

Itinerary - Combined Residential & Expedition : 2018 - £675.00 - Book Now
 

  • Expedition:  Open Gold Expedition, Mon 16th – Sat 21st July 2018, Peak District (practice & qualifying expeditions) 
    followed by:

    Residential Outdoor activities and qualifications, Mon 23rd – Sun 29th July 2018, Peak District
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    Includes two additional nights of bunkhouse/YHA accommodation for nights of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July 2018 to give you the opportunity to relax and have a free day on Sunday to clean kit and explore the local area before the residential programme begins on Monday 23rd July 2018.

 

Itinerary - Combined Residential & Expedition : 2018 - £640.00 - Book Now
 

  • Residential Outdoor activities and qualifications Mon 23rd – Sun 29th July 2018, Peak District
    followed by:
    Open Gold Expedition. Mon 30th July – Sat 4th August 2018, Peak District (practice & qualifying expeditions) 
                                                                                                                                  - 
    Bookings being taken

    Includes additional night of bunkhouse/YHA accommodation for night of Sunday 29th July 2018 to give you the opportunity to relax before the expedition programme begins on Monday 30th July 2018.

This residential is based in the heart of the Peak District National Park and sets an exciting itinerary for young people who are interested in the outdoors - whether that is developing their own skills for future adventures or thinking of a career as an outdoor instructor. The course is run by experienced Mountaineering Instructors who have many years of delivering courses in the outdoors at the highest level and believe that fun, quality training can inspire young people for many years to come. The itinerary has been deliberately set with both enjoyment and the quality of the experience gained in mind. Over the seven days we incorporate a range of activities including the following:

  • Introduction to Mountain Leadership;                  • National Navigation Award Scheme;
  • ITC certified outdoor first aid training;                 • Mountain Biking;
  • Rock climbing;                                                           • Abseiling;                                               
  • Weaselling;                                                                 • A Tyrolean Traverse;
  • Bushcraft and Outdoor Land Management with The National Trust.

During the residential, the emphasis is on skill development and learning so at the end of the week, participants can walk away with not only some certificates for their CVs, but skills to begin their
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Mountain-Bikingwn independent adventures and experience to build on for the future. We sit down with everyone at the beginning of the residential to ascertain their own goals and wishes for the week and build this into the itinerary to make things as tailored as possible to individuals. Accommodation is in a local bunkhouse with the cost including breakfasts, evening meals and packed lunches each day, hire of all equipment, qualified, experienced and friendly instructors. This week is all about fun in the outdoors so be ready to be inspired!

A unique opportunity on the Isle of Arran - Book Now

Adventure Expeditions are offering Gold DofE participants the opportunity to undertake both the residential and expedition sections of the Award on the beautiful Isle of Arran, Scotland.

In just 12 days, Gold DofE participants can complete 40% of their Gold DofE Award AND have achieved a further certificate for their CV - the prestigous John Muir Discovery Award. Download all the information about this trip by clicking here.

Expedition or Residential only: Participants can join the group for JUST the qualifying expedition OR residential phase of the trip if they wish, please see below for more details.

Location

Arran is one of the most southerly Scottish islands and measures just 19 miles long and 10 miles wide. It has pretty villages along the coastline, a rugged and mountainous interior and green rolling hills with woodland in the South. While feeling stunningly remote it is easily accessed from Glasgow, with Glasgow Central railway station being our meeting point for the trip. 

Itinerary - Combined Residential & Expedition : 2018 - £640.00 - Book Now
Includes transfers to expedition meeting point for expedition at end of residential (as required depending on final day itinerary).

Fri 10th  – Wed 15th August 2018, Environmental, Conservation & Wildlife Residential, Isle of Arran;
followed by Wed 15
th – Tues 21st August 2018 (practice & qualifying) Expedition
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The aim of the residential is to explore Arran, it's landscape, wildlife and coastline and fulfil the requirements of the John Muir Discovery Award. We will spend one or two days undertaking conservation work with the Arran Rangers around the island and another day or two on outdoor activities including walking and scrambling, all of which will allow us to explore the area. We will also make sure that we leave sufficient time to go in search of local wildlife including seals, basking sharks, dolphins, otters, red deer, ponies, puffins, eagles and over 200 different species of birds...not bad!! Our local experts know when and where it is best to find wildlife so that we have the best chance of doing some spotting - make sure you bring your camera! The expedition will allow you to explore the island further - there are few DofE expedition locations as rugged stunning as Arran.

'Residential Only' Options: 2018 - £375.00 - Book Now - Isle of Arran

  • Fri 27th July – Wed 1st August 2018, Environmental, Conservation & Wildlife, Isle of Arran
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  • Fri 3rd  - Wed 8th August 2018, Environmental, Conservation & Wildlife, Isle of Arran 
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    Bookings being taken

  • Fri 10th – Wed 15th August 2018,Environmental, Conservation & Wildlife, Isle of Arran 
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​If you would just like to complete your DofE residential OR would just like to join us to complete the John Muir Discovery Award (without being a registered DofE participant), then choose our 'residential only' option.

'Expedition Only' Option: 2018 - £280.00 - Book Now

  • Wed 15th – Tues 21st August 2018, Isle of Arran  (practice and qualifying expeditions - £280.00)
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Don't need to do your residential or can't make the full trip? Then join us to complete your Gold practice or qualifying expedition. You will need to arrive by 4pm to join us for dinner, team games and an expedition briefing before launching into expedition route planning and preparations with your team mates the next day.

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