During May half-term, I travelled to Snowdonia for my Mountain Leader assessment at Plas Y Brenin: the culmination of over two years of trips in mountainous terrain within Scouting and independently, with the aim of gaining this professional qualification in mountain leadership. After being picked up by the shuttle at Llandudno Junction on the Sunday … Continue reading John’s ML assessment!
We had the campsite (almost) all to ourselves Wild camping is one of the more challenging ways to get out and enjoy the UK countryside, and Wales is one of Wild Wolf's favourite destinations! After a long drive up to Snowdonia on Friday night, we arrived at our campsite, Dolgam, where we pitched up in … Continue reading Wild Wolf’s Wild Welsh Weekend
Easter camp is one of the biggest yearly events on the WWESU calendar, after fireworks and summer camp. This year seemed pretty summery, though, as we had been lucky to get the most gorgeous weather last weekend as we headed off to one of the Unit's favourite destinations- Snowdonia! Thursday Thursday evening the motley crew … Continue reading An eggcellent Easter in Snowdonia
Everything you need to know about cycling expeditions! And the lowdown on the French leg of our trip...
This is part 1, check out part two HERE Also why not watch this little video of the trip!: https://youtu.be/dLn1UaFSn88 This week we are undertaking an epic expedition; we’re cycling to Paris! Cycling is very different to our usual canoeing expeditions and here are some reasons why: Gram counting counts! Whilst canoeing, the water kindly carries … Continue reading London to Paris 2019 (Part 1: The British bit…)
Last weekend 45 members of Wild Wolf Explorer Scout Unit travelled to the middle reaches of the River Thames to undergo training for Duke of Edinburgh expeditions this summer. We were lucky with the weather and had a great time on the water! We do all our DofE expeditions by canoe, and even though the … Continue reading Four things to know before doing your DofE expedition
This weekend a mixed group of Leaders and Explorers headed up to Wales for a weekend of canoeing. Despite having originally planned to take on some whitewater, a combination of high winds and high river levels forced us to abandon this plan and saw us instead honing our skills on the River Severn and Llangollen … Continue reading Canoes & Canals: a weekend in Wales
The Southern 50 challenge is a gruelling annual hiking competition which WWESU regularly enters teams for, with 30km, 50km and 50 mile routes there are different levels of challenge, but none of the routes could ever be called easy! On Friday, we arrived at Icknield College in Tring, the starting point of the hikes we … Continue reading Southern 50 Challenge 2019
Last Friday, a gaggle of 40-odd young people plus Leaders descended upon Scout Park. After piling into minibuses we all drove as speedily as possible up to the Peak District for a weekend of adventure and activity based at the Gradbach Scout Centre. After arriving on Friday evening at roughly 10pm, we quickly got settled … Continue reading Winter Camp 2019
The first morning on our trip to Snowdonia last weekend started with a lie in after our very late arrival the previous evening. After a fun yet frustrating struggle to fit all of the food and group kit in our bags, we all boarded the minibus to Sygun copper mine, where our walk started. At … Continue reading Cnicht 2018 – Wild Camping in November! ⛰️❄️⛺