Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

Posted: 14th June 2021

Forty-two Year 9 pupils took up the challenge to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh award expedition on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 June.

Six teams carried out their overnight trip walking through the picturesque Bere Peninsular. The weather was kind, with only a smattering of rain on day one.

The expedition started on the opposite side of the Tavy with the Teams crossing the causeway at Lopwell dam near the Maristow estate. Herein lay the first challenge as we arrived to find that the heavy rains earlier in the season had washed away some of the massive granite blocks. Undaunted shoes and sock came off to wade across the first half before clambering up onto the intact section.

All Teams reached camp without incident and efficiently set up tents and cooked their meals. Camp was at Ezenridge farm with its beautiful overlooking Calstock and the river Tamar.

Day 2 was spent navigating their way through the myriad of footpaths crisscrossing the peninsular and back over the dam so shoes and socks off again!

The Teams were excellent this year, especially given the rather truncated training program, with them all successfully completing the challenge.

Report by Ben Donnelly, Lead Biology

More photographs can be found on Facebook.

Categories: Expeditions