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!
Last weekend we headed up to the Peak District for our annual Winter Camp. We spent two days hiking, abseiling and exploring caves, and a few of our younger Explorers have written about their experiences below: "The weekend was great!!! We spent two (and a bit) days in Peak District, after about a four hour … Continue reading A Scouting Start to 2018
Situated in Scotland's Cairngorm mountain range, Glenmore Lodge is one of the UK's leading outdoor centres. In February 2018, six Explorers, three Networkers and three Leaders will be heading up there to do a winter hillwalking course and explore the incredible Scottish Highlands. Last weekend we drove up to Snowdonia in Wales to do some … Continue reading Gearing up for Glenmore Lodge
With many new Explorers having joined us in September, we decided to run a weekend camp to introduce them to the Unit. To give them a taste of what WWESU is all about, we spent one day doing watersports and the other hiking - two classic Wild Wolf activities! Friday evening saw a group of … Continue reading Welcome to WWESU: Autumn Camp
While 'Ellie & the Twirl Bites' were gallivanting round the Iron Curtain Trail, Leah, Megan, Simpson and Ross were completing their own Explorer Belt expedition in and around Berlin, as team '#yknots'. Leah has recounted their travels below: MONDAY - TO BERLIN For our team an extremely early start followed by a flight to Berlin … Continue reading #yknots – Explorer Belt 2017
It's August 2016 and Team 'Ellie and the Twirl Bites' have just completed their Gold DofE canoeing expedition, when Marlon comments in an off-hand manner that we'd be a good team for an Explorer Belt expedition...
After lots of kit preparation and various pieces of paperwork (last minute for some!), the nine Explorers and Leaders who were being assessed to lead hill walking were ready to leave. We started the long drive up to Bethesda in Snowdonia - a place we all know and love! Once we had arrived many hours … Continue reading Terrain 1 Hill Walking Permits