Spend a week in beautiful Shropshire, immersing yourself in nature, making new friends and learning new skills. This residential is packed with a range of activities based around the theme of nature and conservation.

Learn about the wildlife of the riverbank on a canoeing journey down the River Severn, experience the flora and fauna of the ‘Stiperstones’ on a spectacular walk, take part in a local conservation project, and try out a range of bushcraft skills in the local woodland.

It is ideal for any young people looking to get first-hand experience of conservation in action.

Our residentials also give you the chance to develop a range of transferable skills. These types of skills help across many areas of life and are particularly good for including in job or education applications. Here are some of the transferable skills that are likely to be covered in this residential:

  • Communicating with others
  • Working as a team
  • Managing your time
  • Taking the lead
  • Resilience
  • Reliability
  • Keeping focused
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making

You will be able to achieve the John Muir Award by completing this residential.

The course is suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold residential. Always check with your leader before booking.

Our centres are operated in a fully Covid-secure way and accommodation will be in suitably shared rooms based on the current government guidance.

Bookings must be made by over 18’s but if booking for a young person please ensure you enter their name and age in the Order Notes at the checkout.

Tutor: FSC Staff

Courses are lead by experienced FSC staff.

Example Timetable

Day 1

Arrive 12:00

Afternoon: Welcome, centre tour, unpack. Bushcraft

Evening: John Muir Introduction

Day 2

All day: Canoeing journey

Evening: Mammal trapping 

Day 3

All day: Conservation Task

Evening: Team Activities

Day 4

All day: Stiperstones Hill Walk

Evening: Campfire

Day 5

Morning: Wildlife habitats

Afternoon: Course review

Depart 15:00

Accrediting Agency

Duke of Edinburgh Award

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • In Course Transport
  • Picnic Lunch

Before You Attend

What to bring

  • Walking boots/wellies
  • Waterproof jacket/trousers
  • Warm clothing - plenty of layers and changes of clothes
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Sun hat and sun cream
  • Personal medication
  •  Wash kit and towel
  • Small day rucksack
  • Water bottle and lunch box
  • Head torch/torch
  • Optional – binoculars and camera for wildlife spotting
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