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 different aim and focus for you to choose from.
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 up independently afterwards for adventures together.
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 but completing DofE is not a requirement to join us.
Focus: Discover the wonders of Scottish winter, learn how to become an independent winter walker, develop your winter skills, have a go at winter mountaineering and climbing if you'd like to. 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 and winter mountaineering. We may also use other nearby mountain areas such as Glen Feshie or Creag Meagaidh.
Over the six days we'll teach you key winter skills whilst enjoying 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. A really exciting residential with our most experienced instructors.
Focus: Outdoor activities, First Aid Course, personal skills, personal development, adventure
Duration: 5 days
The Peak District is a fantastic location for outdoor adventurers with stunning scenery and easily accessible crags, hills and caves to explore. In fact, people come from all over the world to climb at the unique gritstone edges and we have them right on our doorstep - fantastic!
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. This residential is jam packed with adventure and opportunities to try different things with other like-minded people and gain some great skills and memories - don't forget your camera!
Focus: Wildlife spotting, conservation projects, 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 and some beautiful beaches. While feeling stunningly remote and like you're overseas, it is easily accessed from Glasgow.
As part of the residential, you will explore Arran, aim to spot otters, eagles, whales, sharkes, rare whitebeam trees and other beautiful flora and fauna. You will also work with local rangers on current conservation projects, helping to conserve and protect this beautiful island. All of the activities we undertake form part of the John Muir Award, meaning you'll achieve a very worthwhile certificate for your CV as well having great memories to take away.
Focus: Outdoor activities, personal skills, personal development, mountains, adventure
Duration: 5 days
Whether you are new to outdoor activities or have some experience, this residential will move your skills to the next level.
Choose to join us in either the Lake District or Snowdonia National Parks for a truly adventurous experience that you will remember for years to come. Climbing and scrambling along classic mountain ridges, making your way through gorges, tunnels, coasteering, abseiling and zip lines are all options in these stunning, mountainous playgrounds - whatever the weather, we make the most of it with our experienced instructors who have great local knowledge.