Posted on March 24th 2022
Duke Of Edinburgh - 30 Girls Explore the Surrey Hills
This spring, Duke of Edinburgh Bronze participants have been busy learning core map reading and navigation skills in preparation for the day walk in the Surrey Hills.
Thirty participants walked the 10 kilometre route along the Mole Gap trail, successfully navigating as a team. At the end of the challenging walk the group were rewarded with a fantastic view over the Surrey hills with bright blue skies. Signs of spring were spotted along the way with crocuses and daffodils in bloom.
What students said...
"I felt a great sense of achievement once we had finished the walk." Adanna
"It was very challenging – I felt empowered." Irissa
"The scenery was surprisingly beautiful - it compensated for the pain in my legs!" Anabel
At the top looking over Box Hill.
In the latter half of the Spring term participants have started to learn about camp craft, including pitching the new tents and learning to cook on a Trangia stove in preparation for the one night expedition taking place this Summer. Students are very excited about the prospect of camping and exploring the countryside again.
Students enjoying some well earned lunch.
Nenneh greeting friendly horses we met along the way.
Looking out over Box Hill.