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
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! ⛰️❄️⛺
Over the last few days, some of our Explorers have been celebrating their post-GCSE freedom with an entirely youth-led camp in Dorset. Check out their blog post below: On Wednesday evening we met for Explorers as usual. Once the meeting had finished and all the equipment had been packed away, us five (Lawrence, Jonah, Max, … Continue reading Camping by the Coast: a Post-Exam Celebration
Our Leader John recently spent a week in Snowdonia, brushing up on his skills and training for his Mountain Leader assessment - keep reading to find out how he got on... As part of WWESU's ongoing programme of Leader development, last week I headed off to undertake my Mountain Leader training at Plas Y Brenin, … Continue reading Mountain Leader Training
What comes to mind when you think of Easter? Bunnies, too much chocolate, a few treasured days off work? Well, our Easter weekend was spent up in the Lake District, tackling activities such as sailing, canoeing, hiking and outdoor climbing. Thursday evening saw us heading up the M1 (along with what felt like half of … Continue reading Life in the Lakes: Easter Camp
(Thanks to Kamran for the title...) In February half-term 12 members of Wild Wolf ESU did a five-day Winter Hillwalking course at renowned outdoor centre Glenmore Lodge in Scotland. The week saw us greatly improving our winter mountaineering skills and trying lots of new things (think snow shoes and shovel-up shelters...), in the beautiful Cairngorms … Continue reading Glenmore Lodge Winter Hillwalking – it’s snow joke!