Hiking

Gearing up for Glenmore Lodge

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 […]

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Camping, Hiking, Water Activities

Welcome to WWESU: Autumn Camp

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 […]

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Explorer Belt, Hiking

#yknots – Explorer Belt 2017

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 […]

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Hiking

Terrain 1 Hill Walking Permits

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 […]

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Camping, Explorer Belt, Hiking

29 Hours on the Isle of Wight

This summer, two teams of our plucky Explorers will be taking on the Explorer Belt Award, hiking for 10 days through Germany. In order to prep themselves for the oncoming challenge, one team decided to take on the dangerous fields of the Isle of Wight. Armed with only their rucksacks and a Nights Away Passport, […]

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Camping, Hiking, Water Activities

Watersports & Wales: Easter Camp 2017

Easter Eggs? Check. Excited Explorers? Check. Exhilarating experiences? Check. It must be Easter Camp! On Thursday 13th April, several minibuses packed full of Explorers and their assorted kit headed up to St Brides on Wales’ Pembrokeshire coast for an unforgettable Easter Camp. Friday morning started early for our Explorers; the agenda today, a 20(ish)km hike. […]

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Events, Hiking

The Southern 50 Challenge 2017

What’s a Scout’s favourite topic of conversation? Well, I’m sure it depends on the Unit, but at Wild Wolf ESU it’s not uncommon to hear Explorers comparing the merits of different Goretex waterproofs, or planning a DofE expedition by sail, or finalising the details of an Explorer Belt hike in Germany. One thing’s for certain […]

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Hiking

WWESU in Yorkshire: Winter Camp 2017

Nestled at the foot of Pen y Ghent, one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks, Halton Gill was the setting for the 2012 remake of ‘The Woman in Black’. Thankfully, however, the hostel where we spent the past weekend seemed to be relatively ghost-free. Last Friday evening we set off from Scout Park for the long drive up […]

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Camping, Hiking

Warm Up for Kandersteg Camp

It was Friday evening, and the majority of WWESU and TESU had gathered at Scout Park, complete with rucksacks, walking boots, and all the usual kit; it was time for our ‘practice summer camp’ camp, organised by Phil. In other words, this was the dry-run for Switzerland. This was your chance to forget your extra […]

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