Hiking, Scouting Skills, Southern 50

Southern 50 Challenge 2019

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 […]

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Camping, Cycling, Hiking

Winter Camp 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 […]

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Camping, Climbing, Hiking

Camping by the Coast: a Post-Exam Celebration

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, […]

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Hiking

Mountain Leader Training

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, […]

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Camping, Climbing, Hiking, Water Activities

Life in the Lakes: Easter Camp

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 […]

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Hiking

Glenmore Lodge Winter Hillwalking – it’s snow joke!

(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 […]

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Hiking

A Scouting Start to 2018

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 […]

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