The gold expedition to the Brecon Beacons has gone went well. Here is the group at the start…
And at their first site…
After a long second day over hot hills the group descended towards their site. Unfortunately no geocaches found today.
At the height of the third day the group reached the top of Corn Du, and found a geo cache. Then went on to Pen y Fan, and down to a rainy evening at their campsite.
Setting off for the final day…
And success as the group all arrive at the finish!
The silver group set off this morning for their final expedition, with a promise of some decent weather during all three days.
First night at the campsite…
Second night at the campsite, all are well. Just checking routes for tomorrow…
And finally having completed the expedition after 3 days of fun!
After a bit of early cloud, and lovely beach walking, the first day brightened up to a nice sunny day.
Evening meal at the end of the second very sunny day…
The Gold DofE group have started their expedition in Dartmoor in the sunshine today. Although it has been cold, the visibility has been good and the group are making good progress.
The start of the second day… Up and ready to go
River stepping stones on Day 3
The third night’s wild campsite, near a stream for their water.
Lovely weather in the Brecon Beacons for the start of the Gold Final. Above, the group meet their assessor; below, the group on Sunday morning as they start their expedition.
Arrived at their first site, a field with a tap:
And the second night…. Quite a long day walking. But finally arrived at farm…
7.30 Tuesday morning, and the group are just leaving:
The group arrived at their site in good spirits on Tuesday after walking over hills and along paths. Here they are at lunch:
The final day, and the group leave at 6.30ish:
Finished! The expedition was a challenge, and a success.
Starting the Gold Expedition, in the rain…
And cooking in the wet. The weather today, Wednesday is much better than yesterday, and they are all still smiling.
Here’s the final wild campsite. With plenty of water in the river. Bit of a flood over night though:
And the last stretch home, on the 2 moors way.
A very challenging expedition, which the participants should be very proud to have completed.