Five members of the Senior Section recently went on their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition to the Forest of Dean. Setting out on the first day they quickly discovered each other’s various strengths.
Although they found their bags heavy, the expedition was very satisfying; especially knowing they were self-sufficient and in control. They looked forward to cooking their own hot meal at the end of the day.
Climbing the steep hills was tough, but the views of the Forest of Dean really made it worthwhile. They also appreciated all the wildlife that they saw. These included wild boar, fallow deer and osprey.
One of the outcomes of the expedition was that it has taught them the importance of questioning each other’s decisions to avoid them getting lost!
Overall they found that the expedition was a challenge but they all enjoyed the experience. They have now also completed their assessed expedition in the Peak District.