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Five Days of Adventure Activities in Scotland for your DofE Gold Residential

The DofE Gold Residential week in Scotland involves spending 5 days and 5 nights away from home on a shared activity with people you’ve never met before. Active can provide this residential experience at it’s Cairngorms Adventure Centre in Newtonmore. We are an Approved Residential Provider for DofE residentials.

An Overview of the DofE Gold Residential Week

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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 or learn something completely new on an intensive course such as learning to ski or canoe or maybe try a multi activity week which includes white water rafting, climbing, and canyoning etc.

We ask people to arrive at the Cairngorms Adventure Centre, Newtonmore the night before (Sunday) the Gold Residential starts. We provide shared dorm accommodation with self-catering.  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!

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 equipment needed for the activities is provided by us.

The snowsports residential includes the use of snowsports equipment but we do ask you to provide your own clothing.

The Winter Mountain residential involves learning winter skills and undertaking a snowholing expedition in the Cairngorms National Park. Plus a surprise adventure activity day for the final day in conjunction with the weather, conditions and what you wish to do. All the technical equipment is provided by us.

The Winter Multi Activity Residential week includes many different winter activities: a day of skiing, a day of snowboarding, two days of winter skills and a surprise adventure activity day subject to weather conditions and what you wish to do.

If you have not already, then take a look at the residential page on the official DofE website.

Self catering accommodation is included for all residentials at the Cairngorms Adventure Centre in Newtonmore.

Naturally at the end of it as we are an approved DofE gold residential provider, we will submit an online residential report (or written on a paper copy should you prefer).

Take a look at our kit list here.

What is the Cost?

  • Our Adventure multi activity and Winter Mountain DofE residential weeks in Scotland are £345.00.
  • The snowsports Gold DofE residential is £345.00 plus five days lift passes (£26.00 per day).
  • The Winter Multi Activity Residential week is £345.00 plus two days lift passes (£26.00 per day).

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.

2020/2021 Gold DofE Residential Dates

See below for lists of the dates we have for 2020/2021 DofE Gold Residentials in Scotland.

Multi-Activity Residentials:

  1. Multi Activity Residential – Oct 19th – 23rd 2020
  2. Multi Activity Residential – April 5th – 9th 2021
  3. Multi Activity Residential – April 12th – 16th 2021
  4. Multi Activity Residential – July 12th – 16th 2021
  5. Multi Activity Residential – Aug 2nd – 6th 2021
  6. Multi Activity Residential – Aug 16th – 20th 2021

Snowsports Residentials:

  1. Snowsports Residential – Feb 8th – 12th 2021
  2. Snowsports Residential – Feb 15th – 19th 2021

Winter Multi Activity & Winter Mountain Residentials 2021

Please note – these dates are the same.

  • February 6th-10th
  • February 13th-17th

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