An Overview of the DofE Gold Residential Week
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Residential is a big, exciting and very fulfilling experience. It may be that you want to build on a talent you’ve developed in another section of your award, or to try something completely new such as learning to ski and snowboard. Or, why not join us for a multi activity week which includes a selection of fantastic outdoor adventure activities, such as white water rafting, rock climbing and canyoning.
We ask people to arrive at the Cairngorms Adventure Centre, Newtonmore by 12:00 on the day that the Gold Residential starts. We provide self-catered shared dorm accommodation. The lodge has free wi-fi, large lounges to relax in, a large kitchen to cook in and a client drying room to dry off your wet kit – as you will get wet! There is a supermarket a short walk away for you to buy your provisions.
What is Included in the DofE Gold Residential Week?
The Multi Activity DofE Gold Residential (April – October) includes 5 days of fun outdoor activities! A mixture of land, water and rock based sports. All technical and safety equipment needed for the activities is provided by us. Examples of the activities that you can expect to take part in are White Water Rafting, Canyoning, Gorge Scrambling, Canoeing, Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Rock Climbing and Abseiling.
The Snowsports DofE Gold Residential (February) begins with a winter walk, followed by 3 full-day ski lessons and 1 full-day snowboard lesson. includes the use of our snowsports equipment, but we do ask you to provide your own clothing.
If you have not already, then take a look at the residential page on the official DofE website.
Self catering accommodation (4 nights) is included for all residentials at the Cairngorms Adventure Centre in Newtonmore.
As an approved DofE gold residential provider, upon completion we will submit an online residential assessor’s report.
Take a look at our kit list here.
What is the Cost?
- Our Multi Activity DofE Gold Residentials in Scotland are £369.00.
- Our Snowsports Gold DofE Residentials in Scotland are £369.00 plus four days lift passes (£26.00 per day) = £473.00
We are an Approved Residential provider for Summer and Winter Gold DofE Residentials, and we operate these all year round from our Cairngorms Adventure Centre in Scotland.
2023 Gold DofE Residential Dates
See below for lists of the dates we have for 2022 DofE Gold Residentials in Scotland.
Multi Activity Residentials 2023:
- Multi Activity Residential – April 3rd – April 7th
- Multi Activity Residential – April 10th – April 14th
- Multi Activity Residential – July 3rd – July 7th
- Multi Activity Residential – July 24th – July 28th
- Multi Activity Residential – July 31st – August 4th
- Multi Activity Residential – August 7th – August 11th
- Multi Activity Residential – August 21st – August 25th
- Multi Activity Residential – October 16th to October 20th
- Multi Activity Residential – October 23rd to October 27th
Snowsports Residentials 2023:
- Snowsports Residential – Feb 12th to 16th 2024.
- Snowsports Residential – Feb 19th to 23rd 2024.