Connecting to the landscapes in the magical glen Strathfarrar in the Highlands, this week immerses you in ecology, cultural history and traditional skills. From nature study and eco-building to traditional crafts, cooking pizza and foraging for wild food, this week is a great chance to get stuck into outdoor life and share some good times around the campfire. You will have the opportunity to meet young people from all over the UK and make lasting friendships.
The week will have a full programme of activities during the days and evenings. There will be time spent out in our glen exploring the landscape and time spent around our off-grid learning centre picking up traditional crafts or working with our livestock. Working together we will be cooking, decision making, running our croft and reflecting on our experiences. What better way to qualify for your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential!
“It was honestly one of the best weeks of my life and I feel I speak for most of us who were there when I say that.”
By the end of the week you’ll have achieved the Discovery Level of the John Muir Award, and you’ll have met the requirements for your Gold DofE residential, but you’ll have so much more than just a certificate – new ways of thinking about our place within the natural world, new friendships forged in wild places, and the knowledge that you have done something positive to a special landscape.
The residential runs Sunday 5pm to Friday 5pm. We can help pick you up and drop you off at the Beauly train station, where you can get connections to Inverness train or bus station or Inverness airport. The week costs £300 per person, which includes all food, accommodation and materials.