High Dartmoor Expedition

A five-day programme giving the chance to develop basic expedition skills, explore Dartmoor’s wilder areas and learn more about its landscape and wildlife.

THE PROGRAMME

 

The High Dartmoor Expedition provides fun, excitement and education in equal measure.

During this 5-day programme each child is encouraged to discover their more adventurous side while supported by thoughtful professional staff.

This is a chance to develop basic expedition skills, explore Dartmoor’s wilder areas and learn more about its landscape and wildlife. We encourage the course members to widen their knowledge of the area and reflect on our relationship with the outdoors and its challenges.

The programme is supported by a useful logbook, where children can record experiences and development. We also provide a Dartmoor spotters guide to encourage individuals to look for and identify local wildlife.

(A party of 30 would be split into 3 groups to complete the first 3 elements and may do them in a different order.

  • Arrive at accommodation approx 10.30.
  • Briefing and settle in to accommodation.
  • The programme will begin at around 1.00pm.
  • The day will finish around 5.00pm with de- brief.
  • Except while on the expedition.
  • Food, lunches and all food while on expedition are provided after day one.
  • A two day backpacking trip, where team members will aim to visit 10 Tors.
  • Prepare and pack equipment and rations.
  • Learn and use navigation techniques.
  • A challenging route past ancient woodland to wild camp site.
  • Set up a camp and cook an evening meal.
  • Spend a wild night out on Dartmoor, learning more about its history and wildlife.
  • Break camp and return via an easier route over rocky tors.
  • Take part in a review session.

A rock skills day, where we are able to:

  • Find out about safe use of equipment.
  • Learn the important climbing knots.
  • Take part in belaying and encouraging others.
  • Do some simple scrambling, more exciting roped rock climbs and finish with an abseil.
  • Finish with reflection session.

This may take the form of a:

  • A search and rescue
  • Problem solving
  • First aid
  • Search skills
  • Stretcher carry

Camp Craft Session
A brief look at some useful bushcraft, including:

  • Safe knife and carving.
  • Making pot holders.
  • Fire lighting.
  • Making and using a mini hobo stove.
  • Compete In the camp breakfast race.

The review day, after a very busy four days, we take time on day five to:

  • Update and review our logbooks.
  • Look at personal challenges and celebrate successes.
  • To share our wildlife observations.
  • Discuss how we might use our experiences to develop further.
  • Have presentation of a High Dartmoor Badge for each team member.
  • Look at personal challenges and celebrate successes.
  • Share our wildlife observations.
  • Discuss how we might use our experiences to develop further.
  • Present a High Dartmoor Badge to each team member.

High Dartmoor Expedition

Highlights
  • Five day, three night expedition
  • Camping and back- packing
  • Navigation
  • Camp craft and team challenges
  • Outdoor cookery
  • Climbing and abseiling
  • Wildlife exploration
  • Personal development
Accommodation
  • Students & Teachers – Staying at our Dewerstone Cottage or Powdermills Bunk house.

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Price

£205.00 + VAT per child

High Dartmoor Expedition Gallery

Contact Details

Telephone:
01822 880277

Email:
martin@spirit-of-adventure.com

Address

Spirit of Adventure
Powdermills
Princetown
Devon 
PL20 6SP
United Kingdom

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