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...
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
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! ⛰️❄️⛺
Watch our video of the 2018 Wild Wolf ESU fireworks HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUzOQTWbtw4 On Friday the 2nd of November, the Explorers and Leaders of Wild Wolf ESU began to gather at Scout Park, Bounds Green. The reason? The tenth annual Wild Wolf ESU community Fireworks display! With our sights firmly set on making this year's the … Continue reading Fireworks 2018 – 10 years in and still going strong…
PL Camp Day 1 (Saturday, as told by Dearbhla): Of course, my recall will not be completely accurate, as I overslept and started camp at 11am rather than 10am. The one thing I was not expecting - and quickly became aware of - was the mud. Soooo much mud, as I spent most of the … Continue reading Coffee, Mud, and Camping: Patrol Leader Training Camp