DofE Gold Expedition

Home » News » DofE Gold Expedition in the Yorkshire Dales
20170715_161403 (2)
20170718_082748 (2)
20170720_111750 (2)
DSCN8537a
20170721_155325 (2)

On 15th July, the DofE Gold group travelled by train to Dent for the start of their assessed expedition in the Yorkshire Dales, arriving in mist and rain. However the next few days were beautiful — sunny but not too hot — ideal walking weather for their two-day familiarisation period and the start of their expedition. But as the week went on, the weather changed for the worse, with cold, windy days, the last having the added delight of continuous heavy rain!

However, Darcie and Rosella, Ben and Roman successfully completed their four-day expedition, covering 86km (that's 54 miles) over the Dales with full kit. Their highest point, in the rain, was the summit of Ingleborough, at over 720m, but they didn't see anything as the mist had reduced visibility to no more than a few paces!

They did extremely well, and we look forward to their Presentation in September.

Photos:

1. Arriving at Dent Station
2. Ready to start the expedition in Kettlewell
3. Reaching a checkpoint above Malham
4. The final stretch
and ..
5. reaching the finish near Ribblehead viaduct

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Pause for Th
Alton Webteam: Wed 20 Jan

Welcome to Pause for Thought — a weekly reflection, this week led by Rev Michael Hopkins of 'The Spire Church' Farnham (Methodist/URC.We continue our series on 'The 'I AM's of Jesus — This week 'I am the bread of...

gate
Alton Webteam: Fri 15 Jan

Dear Friends,Last Sunday, Pam in her on-line service quoted from Minnie Louise Haskins poem 'The Gate of the Year.'A poem which it is said was handed to her father by the young 13-year-old Princess Elizabeth. It became an inspiration for the Kings Christmas Broadcast during the height of World War II in 1939 during some very dark days.THE GATE OF THE YEAR'God Knows'And I...

Sunday 17th
Alton Webteam: Thu 14 Jan 9:33am

Our worship today is led by Mrs Liz GeorgeThanks to Di Wright for the Bible...