DofE Gold Residential

DofE Gold Residential Week

This 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.
It’s 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.

Mountain Day:
Cairngorm Scramble

Group Snap Pre Gorge!
Truim Falls

Fun in the Gorge!
Truim Falls


There are loads of exciting possibilities to find the activity that’s just right for you, browse through our site drop us an e-mail or give us a call, we are happy to help.

Once you’ve decided on a course you need to get your Operating Authority’s approval through your DofE Leader. Once you’ve got the green light, we can help you can make all the arrangements.

Prices: 5 Day courses from £345.00*

Arrival at Craigower Lodge, Newtonmore the night before (Sunday) the residential starts. Shared dorm accommodation with self-catering.  The lodge has free wi-fi, large lounges to relax in, large kitchen to cook in and a client drying room to dry off your wet kit – as you will get wet!

*Active offer a snowsports residential where you learn and develop in ski-ing, snowboarding (or both) for the duration of the residential. Price of the lift passes & equipment hire is in addition.

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Waterfall Abseil & High Jumps!

Canyoning: Bruar Falls

White Water Rafting: Findhorn

Snowboarding! Cairngorm Mountain



2018 Residential Dates

July 23rd – 27th
August 6th – 10th
October 15th – 19th
October 22nd – 26th


2019 Residential Dates

Feb 18th -22nd (snowsports)
July 8th- 12th
July 29th – Aug 2nd
August 19th – 23rd
Oct 21st – 25th

To book your place on the residential or for more information contact us