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Walking Expedition Package

  • We complete all expedition notification paperwork thus lifting a considerable burden from the DofE co-ordinator.

  • Bushcraft skills are included as the project element. Subjects covered include fire lighting, shelter building and tree and plant identification.

  • We provide all food and camping equipment for attending teachers.

  • Campsite fees and fuel costs are also included in the price.

  • All expeditions are supervised day and night by our highly qualified and experienced Mountainwise staff. This ensures staff continuity, high standards and consistency of delivery.

  • Participants are to observe a digital detox and are not permitted to use their mobile phones at any time during the expedition except for in an emergency.

  • Silver expeditions take place in Essex and the Chilterns, Buckinghamshire.

 

Classroom Training Course

Duration: 8 Hours

What's Included:

  • This course is structured to suit your needs. All the topics in the AAP 20 conditions are covered and all course paperwork is completed.

  • Our high staff ratio at classroom training sessions of 1 member of staff per 2 groups (so maximum of 14 participants) allows for attention to detail at the planning stage.

  • All subjects covered in the training course are backed up with hand-out materials. During the training course all route planning and route cards for the assessed expeditions are completed.

Where: Venue of your choice

Cost: £80 per head

 

Practice Expedition

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

What's included:

  • Bushcraft skills are included as the participants' project. Subjects covered include fire lighting, shelter building and tree and plant identification.

  • All personal and group expedition equipment is provided for participants. This ensures that all the equipment used is appropriate and of high quality.

  • Expeditions are supervised day and night by Mountainwise staff. Practise expeditions are staffed at a ratio of 1 member of staff per group (maximum of 7 participants).

  • All food and camping equipment is provided for attending teachers.

  • Campsite fees and fuel costs are also included in the price.

  • Transport to and from the expedition is not provided


Where:
Mountainwise Campsite, Whitbread Business Centre,
Whitbread Farm Lane, Little Waltham,
Essex, CM3 3FE Map

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Map: O.S. Explorer sheet number 183

Start point: Start 10am at the campsite on day one.

End point: Around 4pm on day three at Chelmsford Station, Essex, CM1 1HT Map

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Cost: £165 per head

 

Assessment Expedition

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

What's included:

  • Bushcraft skills are included as the participants' project. Subjects covered include fire lighting, shelter building and tree and plant identification.

  • All personal and group expedition equipment is provided for participants.

  • Expeditions are supervised day and night by Mountainwise staff. Assessment expeditions are staffed at a ratio of 1 member of staff per 2 groups (maximum 14 participants).

  • We have over 30 DofE accredited assessors allowing for staff continuity though out the practice and assessment expeditions.

  • All food and camping equipment is provided for attending teachers.

  • Campsite fees and fuel costs are also included in the price.

  • Transport to and from the expedition is not provided.

  • Participants must provide their own maps.

Where:
Johns Lane Farm Campsite, Johns Lane, Ashley Green, Buckinghamshire HP5 3PT Map

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Map: O.S. Explorer sheet number 181
Start point: Start 10am at Chesham Station, Buckinghamshire Map

End point: around 4pm on day three at Chesham Station, Buckinghamshire Map

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Cost: £165 per head


Total Cost £410

For further information please contact Ann on 07748 632221 or ann@mountainwise.co.uk

Emergency Contact Number for Parents: 07748 632 221


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