Whether you are completing your Gold DofE or want to learn new skills, anyone aged 16 to 25 years of age can join our residentials.
All residentials run by Adventure Expeditions are designed to bring individuals together to have a great time - our aim is for you to leave with new friends, great memories and new skills. Each residential has a slightly different aim and focus.
We understand that joining as an individual may be daunting but you are guaranteed a warm welcome by our team. Previous residential groups have made friends for life and met independently afterwards.
Our residentials are open to any young person aged 16 to 25. If you are undertaking the Gold DofE Award, your residential will fulfill all the criteria for the Gold Residential section. However, you do not have to be completing your DofE Award to join us.
Focus: Discover the delights of Scottish winter, learn how to become an independent winter walker and develop your winter skills. No previous experience needed.
Duration: 6 Days
With Aviemore as our base we are perfectly placed to make the most of the ski road access to the high plateau of the Northern Cairngorms, offering a wide range of great mountain walks and areas to hone your winter skills. We may also use other nearby mountain areas such as Glen Feshie or Creag Meagaidh.
Over the six days we'll teach you all of the winter walking skills you'll need, whilst going on some great mountain journeys at the same time. You'll learn how to use an ice axe and crampons, navigate in winter, build snow shelters and snow holes, interpret mountain weather and avalanche forecasts, and how to plan and go on winter walks and overnight expeditions.
Focus: Outdoor activities, First Aid Course, Skills & personal development
Duration: 5 days
The Peak District is a fantastic location for outdoor enthusiasts with stunning scenery and easily accessible crags, hills and caves to explore.
As part of this residential you will get the opportunity to try out a whole range of outdoor activities such as rock climbing, caving, abseiling and scrambling. You will also complete a one day outdoor first aid course that won't just look great on your CV but will also be of real value to you on your own adventures.
Focus: Wildlife, conservation, John Muir Award, exploring.
Duration: 6 days
Arran is one of the most southerly Scottish islands and is renowned for its spectacular wildlife and scenery. It has pretty villages along the coastline, a mountainous interior and rolling hills with woodland in the South. While feeling stunningly remote, it is easily accessed from Glasgow.
As part of the residential, you will explore Arran, study its flora and fauna and work with local rangers on current conservation projects. You will also complete the John Muir Award, meaning you'll achieve a very worthwhile certificate for your CV.
Focus: Outdoor activities, NNAS Award, Outdoor First Aid Certificate, mountains, adventure
Duration: 7 days
Whether you are new to outdoor activities or have some experience, this residential will move your skills to the next level.
You will spend the first part of the residential in the beautiful Peak District National Park going climbing, abseiling, caving, hill walking (achieving an NNAS Award) and scrambling. You will also complete a one day outdoor first aid course.
For the final three days you will head to Snowdonia for a truly adventurous experience that you will remember for years to come. Climbing and scrambling along classic mountain ridges and through gorges in one of the most stunning locations in the UK.