Gold Final Expedition

Qualifying Expedition details

Dates: 31st Aug to 4th Sept
Expedition Area: Peak District

Staffing: Kevin Beattie Co-ordinator 07980 306869

Dates
31st Aug Acclimatisation: Arrive 2pm at Gradbach Campsite, Macclesfield, Meet Supervisor, get your kit, food, and maps ready for Assessor. Meet assessor. Stay the night (bring enough food for this night and breakfast)
1st Sept walk from Gradbach to 7Springs, Disley
2nd Sept Walk from 7Springs to Booth Farm Campsite, Edale
3rd Sept Walk from Edale to Crowden
4th Sept Walk from Crowden to Diggle. Parents pick up – hopefully 5pm

31st Aug
Gradbach Scout Camp
Old Hall Farm, Gradbach, Quarnford, Staffordshire, SK17 0SU
http://www.gradbachscoutcamp.org.uk/how_to_find_us_page.htm

https://www.google.com/maps/place/53%C2%B011’26.0%22N+2%C2%B000’37.2%22W/@53.192017,-2.002362,14z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d53.190556!4d-2.010326?hl=en

1st Sept
Seven Springs Outdoor Activity Centre,
Corks Lane, Disley, Cheshire, SK12 2AZ

HOME

https://www.google.com/maps?ll=53.35393,-2.022774&z=16&t=m&hl=en-US&gl=GB&mapclient=embed&q=Stockport,+Cheshire+East+SK12+2AZ+Disley

2nd Sept
Upper Booth Farm  
Address: Edale, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 7ZJ
http://www.upperboothcamping.co.uk/

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Upper+Booth+Farm/@53.3660659,-1.8467224,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xc4f6349a46e9395f!8m2!3d53.3660659!4d-1.8467224

3rd Sept
Crowden Camping & Caravan Club Site
Woodhead Rd, Crowden SK13 1HZ
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Crowden+Camping+and+Caravanning+Club+Site/@53.49042,-1.893682,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xb53f08748c243d63!8m2!3d53.49042!4d-1.893682

4th Sept
Car park in Diggle
4 Sam Rd, Diggle, Oldham OL3 5PU

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/4+Sam+Rd,+Diggle,+Oldham+OL3+5PU/@53.5685069,-1.9929086,172m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487bc64787087b1f:0xed09df6f87955b56!8m2!3d53.5685069!4d-1.9923601

Acclimatisation Day

This is a requirement of DofE. You don’t walk on this day but you can’t miss it out. You meet your group and supervisor and go through all your kit, food and routes to make sure you have everything and if you don’t you have time to do something about it – so bring money. It also means that you need to have food for that night and the next morning. This evening is not ‘assessed’.
After you have had time to check you kit and route with your group you then meet with your assessor for them to go through your plans, equipment, food. This isn’t meant to be a test, just a final check that you are properly prepared for a 4-day journey and that you have the knowledge and skill level to be successful.

Supervision

Kevin Beattie is co-ordinating the expedition and is emergency contact for parents needing to get hold of participants. Please remember that mobile phone reception in these areas is not guaranteed and so don’t panic if you do not hear back from him immediately. He has access to all medical details and emergency contact numbers. He and the assessor will be driving around in the area meeting groups regularly at arranged points, and monitoring progress. There will be staff available on campsites at night.

What to bring

Everything that you would need for 4 nights camping and 5 days walking. You will need your own Silva compass (see kit list). You will have time on the first day to organise your food as a group and work out what you are sharing and what you are leaving out.

Note
As this event is the weekend before the students go back to school, I am happy for students or parents to contact me directly to discuss arrangements.
Kevin@venture-out.co.uk
07980 306869

Gold Practice Expedition IMPORTANT

Gold Practice Expedition details

Organisation: Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

dates: 17th-21st July 2016

Expedition area: Mid Wales

staffing: Kevin Beattie Supervisor 07980 306869
Chris Kirkham
Becki Lounds

dates
17th July Meet 11am at campsite. Meet trainers. Kit & food check. Navigation training day.
18th July walk from Llandrillo to Llangynog
19th July walk from Llangynog to Bala Lakeside campsite
20th July walk from Bala Lakeside to Dolgelleau
21st July walk from Dolgelleau to Moria station Car Park (Near Barmouth)
Pick up probably by 4pm at latest.

17th July
Hendwr Caravan Park
Llandrillo, Corwen, Denbighshire, LL21 0SN

Duke of Edinburgh & Groups

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hendwr+Caravan+Park/@52.9347419,-3.4302143,13.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0000000000000000:0x1b80d6107ac855e1!8m2!3d52.936677!4d-3.4339356?hl=en

18th July
Henstat Caravan Park,
B4391 Llanfyllin To Bala Rd, Llangynog SY10 0EP

Tents

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Henstent+Park/@52.8227472,-3.3991006,14.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xbb5de542dffc3c9c!8m2!3d52.8232722!4d-3.3973589

19th July
Gwersyll Pant Yr Onnen, Llangower, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7BT
http://www.balacamping.co.uk/

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pant+Yr+Onnen+Lakeside+Camp+Site/@52.883331,-3.62922,13z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xa340631bb988cdf1!8m2!3d52.8791993!4d-3.6305737?hl=en

20th July
Llwyn yr Helm Caravan Park
Brithdir, Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL40 2SA, UK
http://www.llwynyrhelmcaravanpark.co.uk/

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Brithdir,+Dolgellau,+Gwynedd+LL40+2SA,+UK/@52.7587285,-3.8589534,13z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4865644524187259:0x69ea20d24b7accdf!8m2!3d52.7574199!4d-3.8032937?hl=en

21st July
walk from Dolgelleau to Moria Mawddach train station, near coast south of Barmouth
https://www.google.com/maps/place/52%C2%B042’22.4%22N+4%C2%B001’45.3%22W/@52.706213,-4.031443,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d52.706213!4d-4.029249?hl=en

or if we need to shorten the route for groups with injury (blisters etc)
Penmaenpool bridge
Penmaenpool, Dolgellau, Merionethshire LL40 1YD
https://www.google.com/maps/place/52%C2%B044’54.5%22N+3%C2%B056’02.1%22W/@52.748465,-3.9347067,18z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d52.748465!4d-3.933931?hl=en

Notes
toilets at both these end points
There is a good bar Resturant at Penmaenpool bridge and a great coastal walk.
Trains can be got from Moria Mawddach station into Barmouth and from Barmouth on to Manchester

Supervision

Kevin Beattie is co-ordinating the expedition and is emergency contact for parents needing to get hold of participants. Please remember that mobile phone reception in these areas is not guaranteed and so don’t panic if you do not hear back from him immediately. He has access to all medical details and emergency contact numbers. He and his 2 trainers will be driving around in the area meeting groups regularly at arranged points, and monitoring progress. There will be staff available on campsites at night.

What to bring

Everything that you would need for 4 nights camping and 5 days walking. You will need your own Silva compass (see kit list). You will have time on the first day to organise your food as a group and work out what you are sharing and what you are leaving out.