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    Rich Adventures Open Gold expedition


    Gold Walking- Peak District (Practice) Brecon Beacons (Qualifier)
    Practice 23rd- 27th July, Peak District
    Qualifier 13th- 17th August, Brecon Beacons
    We run our Gold package as two, 5 day ventures, with each expedition having a training and preparation day at the start to ensure that all participants are at the same standard by the time of the qualifying expedition, and to give the team time to get to know each other and plan their expedition together. Our open expeditions are accessible by car or public transport, we can arrange pick up and drop off at nearby train stations if required the evening before the course begins. We provide tents, stoves and all group equipment. Participants must provide their own food for the duration of each weekend and their own personal kit. The cost for our 10 day Gold walking package is £455 per person.
    Website: www.RichAdventure.co.uk
    Contact: Claire on 07545 484902/ 01283 327577 Claire@RichAdventure.co.uk
     

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    Rich Adventures Open Gold Canoe Expedition


    Gold canoe 2- rivers Severn and Wye
    Practice Expedition: 30th July- 3rd August, River Severn
    Qualifying Expedition: 20th- 24th August, River Wye
    We run our Gold Canoe package over 2 5-day trips. This allows one day at the start of each trip to focus on skills and techniques and allows participants to keep key skills fresh in their memories for each expedition. The practice is on the river Severn and the Qualifier on the river Wye. Our qualified coaches will accompany the group for both training days and the start of the practice expedition until they are satisfied the team are safe on the water. We can arrange transport from nearby train stations if required the evening before the course begins. We provide tents, stoves and all group equipment. Participants must provide their own food for the duration of each expedition. For our canoe expeditions, we provide canoes, buoyancy aids, helmets, paddles and 60 litre drybag rucksacks (one bag per participant) for an additional charge of £12.50 per person per day. We provide additional safety equipment for each boat, including throwlines, rope cutters, balers and sponges on top of the standard safety equipment mentioned above. The cost for our 10 day Gold Canoe package is £455 per person with the additional £12.50 per day equipment hire (total price of £580).
    Website: www.RichAdventure.co.uk
    Contact: Claire on 07545 484902/ 01283 327577 Claire@RichAdventure.co.uk
     

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    Rich Adventures Open Gold Canoe Expedition


    Gold canoe 1- rivers Trent and Wye
    Practice Expedition: 2-6th April, River Trent
    Qualifying Expedition: 17-21st July, River Wye
    We run our Gold Canoe package over 2 5-day trips. This allows one day at the start of each trip to focus on skills and techniques and allows participants to keep key skills fresh in their memories for each expedition. The practice is on the river Trent and the Qualifier on the river Wye. Our qualified coaches will accompany the group for both training days and the start of the practice expedition until they are satisfied the team are safe on the water. We can arrange transport from nearby train stations if required the evening before the course begins. We provide tents, stoves and all group equipment. Participants must provide their own food for the duration of each expedition. For our canoe expeditions, we provide canoes, buoyancy aids, helmets, paddles and 60 litre drybag rucksacks (one bag per participant) for an additional charge of £12.50 per person per day. We provide additional safety equipment for each boat, including throwlines, rope cutters, balers and sponges on top of the standard safety equipment mentioned above. The cost for our 10 day Gold Canoe package is £455 per person with the additional £12.50 per day equipment hire (total price of £580).
    Website: www.RichAdventure.co.uk
    Contact: Claire on 07545 484902/ 01283 327577 Claire@RichAdventure.co.uk
     

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    Rich Adventure Open Silver Canoe Expedition


     Silver canoe- rivers Trent and Severn
    Practice Expedition: 28th- 31st May
    Qualifying Expedition: 28th- 31st July
    Complete your Silver Expedition in style, by canoe on some of Central England’s most beautiful rivers. Our qualified coaches will accompany the group for both training days and the start of the practice expedition until they are satisfied the team are safe on the water; no previous experience is necessary. We can arrange transport from nearby train stations free of charge if required the evening before the course begins. We provide tents, stoves and all group equipment. Participants must provide their own food for the duration of each expedition. We provide canoes, buoyancy aids, helmets, paddles and 60 litre drybag rucksacks (one bag per participant) for an additional charge of £12.50 per person per day. We provide additional safety equipment for each boat, including throwlines, rope cutters, balers and sponges on top of the standard safety equipment mentioned above. The cost for our 8 day Silver Canoe package is £340 per person with an additional £12.50 per day for equipment hire (total price of £440).
    Website: www.RichAdventure.co.uk
    Contact: Claire on 07545 484902/ 01283 327577 Claire@RichAdventure.co.uk

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    Bold Adventures - DofE Gold Residential - 'Signature Dish'


    Inspired by the success of modern cookery programmes such as Great British Bake Off, BOLD Adventures are offering our unique take on these hands-on culinary experiences. This residential is ideal for those with an interest in food and cooking. Want to learn new skills and kitchen inspiration? Bring your chosen ‘Signature Dish’ recipe, then the magic happens when the group get together to cook their chosen menus, explaining the thought behind it and how they learnt it. You’ll also learn exciting new flavours and develop a real appreciation for new dishes with cooking masterclasses from a selection of local chefs expert in Greek, Asian and Traditional English cooking. Cost £250.00 includes all accommodation, meals, mentoring, guidance and the chance to achieve a John Muir Discovery Award. Beautiful rural village venue in the heart of Yorkshire 8 miles NW of the City of Sheffield.

     

    Dates: 30th Ocotber - 3rd November 2017

     

    Cost: £250

     

    For more information please contact us on;

    Tel: 0114 2686669

    E-mail: Info@boldadventures.co.uk

    Web: http://boldadventures.co.uk/product/gold-residential-signature-dish-monday-30th-october-friday-3rd-november-2017/ 

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    Open Gold Kayak Expedition with Mountain Ash


     Open Gold Kayak Expedition with Mountain Ash Expeditions

    Kayaking is an increasingly popular way of completing your expedition. You will travel by double sit-on-top kayaks, which is super-safe as they are stable and swallow up all your kit and the miles!
    Training weekend: Poole Harbour 21st – 22nd April 2018
    Staying in a comfortable bunkhouse, you will learn all the paddling skills that you need
    Practice expedition: River Thames 29th June – 1st July 2018
    You will put your new skills into practice and camp along the way
    Qualifying expedition: River Wye 6th – 10th August 2018
    Mountain Ash will supply all of your kayaks and also team camping kit if required.
    Price includes bunkhouse and camping, use of equipment and pick up / drop off at local railway stations
    Price: £560
    Please contact Mark on 07711 843879 or email mark@mountainashexpeditions.com

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    BOLD Adventures - SILVER Qualifying Expedition - Northumberland Coast **Last Chance 2017**


    This awesome expedition will cross the beautiful Northumberland area using scenic routes beginning at the Northumberland National Park and taking participants overland to the coast and Bamburgh Castle. Cross varied terrain featuring sand dunes, forest and beautiful coastline as well as being able to visit famous castles along the way. The route has been highly enjoyed by many previous groups - with one of the most unspoilt coastlines in the country, this is a real adventure of discovery and exploration! Experience the sound of crashing waves at your side, rolling sand dunes and the fresh sea breeze… a truly memorable experience we hope! Transport to and from Sheffield, camping and Assessment provided. Whatever you’ve experienced up and until now, BOLD Adventures truly have your best interests and success at heart.

     

    Cost: £180

     

    Dates: 26th - 29th Ocotber 2017

     

    For more information please cotnavct us on;

    Tel: 0114 268 6669

    E-mail: info@boldadventures.co.uk

    Web: http://boldadventures.co.uk/product/open-expedition-october-2017/

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    BOLD Adventures - GOLD Open Expedition in the Peak District - **Last Chance 2017**


    If you are determined to complete your DofE Award then this could be the right opportunity for you! OPEN to anyone looking to complete the Expedition section of their DofE Award. Based out of the rural village of Bolsterstone, routes take in the picturesque Yorkshire countryside and Peak District National Park. A combination of wooded valleys and open moorland offers a unique chance to explore hidden gems off the beaten track and try out wild camping. The area is perfectly suited for DofE expeditions and provides beautiful, wild scenery to explore: all the potential to be a hugely rewarding and unforgettable experience. The spectacular countryside takes in green deciduous forests, vast heather moorland, rivers, reservoirs and hilltops. All accommodation, mentoring, guidance, support, feedback and Accredited Assessment is included in the price. A SPECIAL OFFER NOT TO BE MISSED!

     

    Cost: £230

     

    Dates: 30th Ocotber - 3rd November 2017

     

    For more information please contact us on;

    Tel: 01142686669 

    E-mail: info@boldadventures.co.uk

    Web: http://boldadventures.co.uk/product/gold-qualifying-peaks/ 

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    Active Outdoor Pursuits - Gold Sea Kayak Qualifying Open Expedition


    3 Nights & 4 Days: Gold Qualifying Sea Kayak Expedition

     

    Dates: 1st - 4th April 2018

     

    Cost: £275

     

    Location: Scotland

     

    For more infromation please contact us on:

    Tel: 01540 210 000

    E-mail: info@activeoutdoorpursuits.com

    Web: http://www.activeoutdoorpursuits.com/duke-of-edinburgh-award-gold-programme/ 

     

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    Active Outdoor Pursuits - Gold Sea Kayak Qualifying Open Expedition


    3 Nights & 4 days: Gold Sea Kayak Qualifying Expedition, Scotland

     

    Dates: 26th - 29th March 2018

     

    Cost: £275

     

    For more information please contact us on;

    Tel: 01540 210 000

    E-mail: info@activeoutdoorpursuits.com

    Web: http://www.activeoutdoorpursuits.com/duke-of-edinburgh-award-gold-programme/ 

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    Rural Pride - Bushcraft and Survival


    Rural Pride Outdoor Learning Centre offers a unique opportunity for your Gold Residential week at our exciting woodland site in the heart of Derbyshire. Brickyard Wood is a 9 acre woodland developed to create a sense of isolation that helps you explore your natural survival instincts with the added extra of expert tuition in survival and bushcraft skills. Imagine you have become stranded on this wooded deserted island with your fellow survivors and see how quickly you can adapt to life in the wild and build lifelong friendships. You will need to make shelter quickly to protect you from the elements and of course build a fire for cooking


    Dates: 2nd -  6th Aprile 2018

     

    Cost: £300

     

    Location: Central England

     

    For more information please contact us on;

    Tel: 01332824997

    E-mail: learning@ruralpride.net

    Web: www.ruralpride.net

     

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    Wildside Expeditions


    Silver Expedition

     

    Expedition in north east Wales, Llangollen & the Clwydian hills.

     

    Cost: £125

     

    Dates: 27th - 29th Ocotber 2017

     

    For more information please contact us on;

    Tel: 07752485041

    E-mail: djcroasdale@btinternet.com

    Web: http://www.wildsideexpeditions.co.uk/

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    Mountain Skills - A BOLD Adventures 'GOLD' Residential


    Take your expedition skills to the next level by becoming a Mountaineer! Delivered by highly qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders, spend a week learning security on steep slopes and discover how to get the best out of a rope by making harnesses, setting up secure anchors and utilising knots in a variety of ways. With plenty of chances to get out on our local Peak District rock and hillside, other mountain skills including climbing techniques, group leadership, advanced navigation and coping with adverse conditions will build confidence for your outdoor future. Rope tensioned river crossings, a challenging series of abseils and an exciting Tyrolean traverse top off the week. A very worthwhile and valuable course, you’ll soon be ready to scale hills, mountains or rock faces like never before.

     

    Cost: £250

     

    Dates: 17th - 21st December 2017


    For more information please contact us on;

    Tel: 01142686669

    E-mail: info@boldadventures.co.uk

    Web: http://boldadventures.co.uk/product/gold-residential-mountain-skills-sunday-17th-thursday-21st-december-2017/ 

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    Outdoor Activity Residentials at Arete


     Arete Outdoor Centre Residentials
    Come and explore what adventures Wales has to offer whilst completing your Gold residential. Spend the week at Arete, meeting new people, having fun and working together through adventurous outdoor activities in stunning North Wales. Arete is situated between the magnificent mountains of Snowdonia and the stunning coastlines of Anglesey allowing us to offer a unique range of adrenaline-fuelled activity options.
    Location: Arete Outdoor Centre - Snowdonia

    Dates:
    20th - 24th August 2018. Spaces available.
    27th August - 31st August 2018. Spaces available.
    Cost: £295 catered residential

    Choose between:
    · A water-based week focused around lake, sea and river kayaking, canyoning and coasteering.
    · A rock-based week focused around rock climbing, abseiling, mountain scrambling.
    · A multi-activity week comprising a wide range of exciting activities!

    We have no fixed programme of activities, choosing instead to employ highly qualified instructors who are flexible and capable of adapting activities to suit the weather and the aspirations of participants.

    For more information please follow the link to our website: Gold Residential Courses in North Wales

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    Healing Hooves Devon


     Healing Hooves Devon is a registered charity based in Moretonhampstead, rescuing miniature ponies and training them to work with vulnerable young people and adults. The ponies must have a calm nature in order to positively interact as therapy animals; interaction benefits both the ponies and the participants. 

     

    Healing Hooves Devon has a small charity shop in Moretonhampstead and we are looking for volunteers to help us run the shop. Duties would include greeting customers to the shop, keeping the shop front looking attractive and helping to sell the items in the shop.

     

    If you would like to volunteer to help us out then please telephone (07527) 733267

    National Trust for Scotland


    Working Holidays: Thistle Camps and Trailblazers

    Come and join us for a week of adventure where you’ll meet all the criteria for the residential section of your award!  On a working holiday with the National Trust for Scotland, you’ll learn new conservation skills, meet new people and explore some of Scotland’s finest countryside. You’ll work alongside our friendly staff and leaders, who’ll offer full support throughout the project.  Our Trailblazers are run especially for 16 and 17 year olds, but if you’re 18 or over you can take part in a Thistle Camp.  Accommodation is in comfortable bunkhouses or holiday cottages and we provide food for the week, plus transport is available from central Edinburgh on most of our projects.

     

    For more information head to: www.nts.org.uk/thistlecamps

     

    Or get in touch with the Working Holidays team on 0131 458 0370 or thistlecamps@nts.org.uk

    Grumpy Moose Art Residential: 18 August – 22 August 2018


    Our art course will give you the opportunity to create a range of unique pieces inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Whitby, North Yorkshire. If you enjoy the freedom to create and want some fresh ideas, this course will be for you.

    Our workshops will be designed to provide you with a new challenge, and will encourage you to create traditional and contemporary pieces in response to a range of tasks, including Movie Posters, comic strips, a range of landscape and setting pieces and (of course in Whitby!) Vampire Portraits. Students will create sketches throughout the week, and have the chance to develop their favourites into fully fledged pieces.

     

    Our aim is that you will leave with a portfolio of varied pieces that could form the basis of an art portfolio or just be something to look back on with pride! The cost for the week will be £370 per student, which will cover the cost of accommodation, all workshops, sketchbooks and art materials, and full board.

     

    Please email Adam Hall at grumpymooseltd@outlook.com or check out grumpymoose.co.uk for further details of the course and an application form.

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    Grumpy Moose Short Film Making Residential: 6-10 August 2018


    A chance to work on your filming, acting and editing! Our film making course, held at Sneaton Castle in Whitby, North Yorkshire, will explore a range of styles, from video blogs to music videos, and give students the chance to work with others to create a range of different films.

    Seminars will look at storyboarding, movie trailers, stop motion animation, camera tricks, editing and so on, and students will also be encouraged to take advantage of the backdrop of Whitby to make their own Music Videos and Gothic Horror short films.

     

    Our aim is that all students attending the course will produce a portfolio of work based on the seminars and making use of Sneaton castle and Whitby as sets. The cost for the week will be £350 per student which will cover the cost of accommodation, all workshops and full board.

     

    Please email Adam Hall at grumpymooseltd@outlook.com or check out grumpymoose.co.uk for further details of the course and an application form.

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    Grumpy Moose Dance and Performance Residential: 6-10 August 2018


     Available to anyone with a passion for dance and a desire to learn and perform a new range of routines with likeminded people, our Dance and Movement course will be held at Sneaton Castle in Whitby, North Yorkshire.

     

    The week will consist of a number of workshops on a range of styles, from ballet to hip hop. You will also choreograph and perform a solo and a group performance, star in music videos and have the chance to take your talents onto the streets of Whitby in an afternoon of flashmobs!

     

    Our aim is that all students attending the course will practice a range of skills, work with like-minded people, and above all gain in confidence. The cost for the week will be £350 per student which will cover the cost of accommodation, all workshops and full board.

     

    Please email Adam Hall at grumpymooseltd@outlook.com or check out grumpymoose.co.uk for further details of the course and an application form.

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    Grumpy Moose Drama and Performance Residential: 26-30 July 2018


    We are offering a five day, four night, residential Drama and Performance course to anyone who has a passion for drama and a love of performing, and who want to develop a wider base of skills. The venue will be Sneaton Castle in Whitby, North Yorkshire.

     

    The week will consist of a number of workshops on a range of areas including emotion, improv and movement. There will also be a murder mystery evening, a group performance task, and the chance to take your talents onto the streets of Whitby as a Gothic Vampire!

     

    Our aim is that all students attending the course will practice a range of skills, work with like-minded people, and above all gain in confidence. The cost for the week will be £350 per student which will cover the cost of accommodation, all workshops and full board.

     

    Please email Adam Hall at grumpymooseltd@outlook.com or check out grumpymoose.co.uk for further details of the course and an application form.

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