Gold Outdoor Activity Residential

The DofE residential is completed as part of the Gold Award and should be an exciting opportunity, away from home and sharing in an activity with people you haven’t met before. Click here to find out more about the residential section.

Outdoor activities:

Every day you will do a combination of outdoor activities in a morning and afternoon session. All the activities are on-site apart from one day when you will be out all day on a hillwalking day exploring the local area. Examples of activities that you’ll do are: archery, climbing wall, zip-wire, bushcraft, high ropes and quad pole. These activities will all be led by the centre’s highly experienced and fully qualified instructor team. During the evening there will be challenges, games, presentations and the opportunity for quiet time/reading/study.


This residential is based at Bell Heath in a beautiful area of North Worcestershire. Sleeping arrangements will be in single sex dorms, both with bedding provided.  All outdoor equipment will be provided and there is a room for wet and muddy kit.

Evening activities:

During the evening there may be team challenges, games, presentations, talks by invited speakers and the opportunity for quiet time/reading/study.


All food is provided for you and cooked on-site. We aim to provide a well balanced menu with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as treats to keep you going. You will have breakfast, lunch, dinner & pudding with snacks during the day.


The cost which includes: 4 nights accommodation with full board, all equipment and instruction is £370 plus VAT = £444pp


Once we receive your booking request we will email you to confirm availability. A non-refundable deposit of £100 will be required upon booking with the remaining amount to be paid 14 days prior to the course (see costs below). Nearer the time you will be sent full details about the course, a schedule of the week’s activities, a medical form to complete and a kit list.

We also a offer a FREE pick up and return to the local train station.

Cost of outdoor activity residentials are £370 plus VAT (£444)

We also run A Level Maths revision/outdoor activity residentials, first aid/outdoor activity residentials, outdoor activity residentials and Revision/outdoor activity residentials so have a look on our other pages to find the one that’s right for you.

This is some of the team that may be looking after you during the week:

ANDY ROWLINSON: Andy is one of the company owners and leads expeditions all over the UK and worldwide. He is extremely experienced in working with young people and leading DofE expeditions, walking, mountaineering, cycling and climbing trips.

EMMA MARTIN: Emma is the other company owner, with 20 years of teaching experience. She also leads UK trips for DofE and walking expeditions.