DofE Gold Practice Expedition
The DofE Gold Practice Expedition took place over the Bank Holiday Weekend, from Sunday 5th May to Tuesday 7th May 2019.
In our effort to decarbonise, the students took a train from Broad Green to Macclesfield. They then started their expedition at the Trentabank Ranger Station in Macclesfield Forest. On Day 1 the groups walked to Gradbach Scout Camp via Wildboarclough and Three Shires Head. On Day 2 the groups walked from Gradbach to Danebridge, then over The Roaches to Hazel Barrow Farm. Whilst traversing the Roaches, we saw the terrible devastation caused by the moorland fires last summer. After breaking camp at Hazel Barrow Farm, on Day 3, the groups walked back to Wildboarclough.
Day 1: Starting the expedition at Trentabank
Day 1: An early lunch on Shutlingsloe
Day 1: Enjoying the view from Shutlingsloe
Day 1: At Three Shires Head, just before the sleet and hailstones
Day 1: Some of the many spring lambs that we saw
Day 1: Eight boys in the emergency shelter at the Gradbach Scout Camp…..it was a bit chilly that night.
Day 2: Walking by the River Dane
Day 2: Walking through the bluebells at Danebridge…and missing the footpath
Day 2: On the Roaches
Day 2: Enjoying the sunset at Hazel Barrow Farm