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Discover the Dales: DofE Award (Gold Residential)

  • Location: Malham Tarn
  • Tutor: Centre Staff
  • Dates: Monday 27 August 2018 to Friday 31 August 2018
  • Times: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • Age Range: 16-18
  • This course is run in partnership with Duke of Edinburgh:

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here

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This course fulfils the requirements for the residential element of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the stunning natural history of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, meet new people and discover new skills along the way.

An outline programme is given below, please note that the exact nature and timings of the activities may vary depending on weather, availability and other factors.

Afternoon Welcome to the centre; Classic limestone landscape walk from the centre to Malham (walking boots required) including the spectacular Malham Cove
Evening Team building activities and personal objectives

All day Ingleborough; explore the stunning subterranean world of Ingleborough Cave and walk past Gaping Gill to the summit of Ingleborough
Evening Bat walk around the National Nature Reserve and moth trapping

All day Visit Dry Rigg Quarry to learn about reclamation and conservation followed by an insight into local industrial archaeology at the former Craven Lime Works (including bee orchids, hopefully!)
Evening Small mammal trapping

All day Conservation day (specific activity will depend on weather and suitable tasks)
Evening Camp fire and group reflection

All day Environmental stewardship at Lower Winskill Farm including drystone wall building.

The course will be led by trained Centre Staff who have a wide range of experiences in the outdoors and leading groups in the Yorkshire Dales.


Financial support for this opportunity
If you can demonstrate financial need we may be able to help pay for up to 50% of the fee through our Young Environmentalists Fund

See our other opportunities for young people aged 16-25

Further Information

About Malham Tarn
Directions to Malham Tarn
Discover the Dales Gold DofE Residential course leaflet 2018

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here.

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