There’s not long yet until our Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver candidates descend upon the Lake District!
On Sunday, the two groups took to Epping Forest to practise their navigation skills and freshen up their micro-navigation in preparation for their assessed expedition, which will take place in Eskdale near Scafell Pike (England’s highest peak). Both groups spent their day in the forest pacing, taking compass bearings to walk on, finding stream junctions, ponds and old forts and developing their map memory. Both groups did very well to find all the features they were asked to and finding their way back whenever they did get lost.
All that’s left is for both groups to finalise their route cards, plan their menus and buy their food and they will be expedition-ready. They will take lessons learned about food, kit and navigation to find their way round the Eskdale Valley in just two weeks’ time.
If you are or will be in Year 9 or above (aged 14+) and are interested in joining our next cohort for Duke of Edinburgh Award, please contact Will for information about enrolling in September.