Duke of Edinburgh Silver Expedition Practice Weekend
Posted: 10th May 2021
Well done to the 35 Year 10 girls who undertook their Duke of Edinburgh Silver training in the Surrey Hills on Friday 23 to Sunday 25 April, with Activ Adventures and Mr Cox.
Day 1 and we were off to a flying start. The girls were at Box Hill station for 08:50 and then, after team briefings,
we enjoyed a beautiful circular walk up to Ranmore Common.
Day 2 was spent in the steep wooded valleys to the south of Haslemere. The teams encountered dusty trails, woody paths and bluebells everywhere.
Day 3 – north of Haslemere to Hindhead and then the Devil’s Punchbowl.
At least 30 miles and 70,000 steps were completed over the three days, and, as one of the girls said, memories were made. The girls will be moving on to the qualifying expedition in September when they will hopefully get the full camping experience and pass the expedition section of the Silver Award.