I seem to be picking up a fair amount of D of E work this summer and I spend a great two days working with Gateway Outdoor providing a D of E training weekend around the Stiperstones Area of the Long Mynd.
On the first day, we looked at campcraft skills (tent pitching and stoves) before departing for a stroll to introduce the core navigational skills applicable to the bronze award. My group were coping particularly well so I opted to give them an unsupported leg to get back to the campsite, which I’m pleased to say was completed with relative easy.
The second day was a unsupported walk in the Stiperstones Area carrying full expedition rucsacs to prepare them for their practice expedition later in the year. Despite a few mishaps all the groups managed to make to complete the walk and were rightly pleased with their achievements.