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26
Nov

Millie’s team discover Dartmoor on their Gold DofE qualifying expedition

Having left the Brecon Beacons far behind Millie and her team set out to discover Dartmoor. They compared the landscape, it’s utilisation by humans and the impact that the landscape had on them as they walked through it on their Gold DofE qualifying expedition.

26
Nov

Millie’s group conquers the Brecon Beacons

Millie, Sarah, Rebecca, Jenny, Emma and Rebecca vanquished the Brecon Beacons on their Gold Practice expedition. It really was like a scene from some jungle exploration movie with bracken literally towering over the heads of the intrepid team as they hacked and fought their way through the undergrowth. The weather was kind mostly though and with there being some ‘real’ mountains in the Brecon Beacons it felt like a appropriate challenge for such a determined Gold DofE team.

19
Jun

Jason and co complete their Silver Qualifying

Jason, James, Arian, Nish, Mathew and Neal completed their Silver DofE qualifying expedition in the Ashdown Forest area. They had to deal with land owners telling them they couldn’t walk down footpaths (they pluckily carried on anyway to their credit), yapping farm dogs and a torrential downpour on their last day. However they never once complained and finished perfectly on time on their third day. They all agreed that Ashdown Forest is a great location for a bronze or silver DofE expedition as it’s close to London, has nice scenery and the difficulty of navigation is just about right for this level.