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

Sunday Worsh
Alton Webteam: Thu 08 Apr 11:48am

Sunday Worship 11th April is led by Rev Rachel Sturt.Rachel works with the Greater Alton Project as our Anna Chaplain and is also part of the ministry team at the Parish of the Resurrection in Alton.Thanks to Jacob George and Christine Allan for the readings this...

Lambs Audrey
Alton Webteam: Fri 02 Apr

Dear Friends,Easter is a beautiful time of year where we continue to see evidence of new life all around us with sheep and lambs appearing in the sheds and fields. (Picture thanks to Audrey!) We also have flower's filling both the hedgerow and garden with primroses, daffodils, pansies, forsythia, and the blossom of cherry trees bringing colour and life after the deadness of...

Easter Worsh
Alton Webteam: Thu 01 Apr

Happy Easter!We welcome you to this Easter Day service led by Rev Philip Simpkins with contributions from Rosie Meers, Clare Allen and Helen Hobbs from Aldershot — a church that Philip is looking after at present in addition to Rowledge, Hale and...