Incorporating M Clarke Training

D of E Gold 5-Day Residential Package

How about something completely different?

A fun-filled, action packed 5-day residential fulfilling all of the requirements for this additional section of your Gold Award.

Your accommodation is in a totally renovated 16th century farmhouse on the Lancs/Yorkshire border, with easy access to the M62 motorway. You will be sleeping in dormitories with bunk beds - you will need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow. All food is included; whenever possible our chef will use locally sourced products for the meals which are all prepared fresh on-site. (Please advise special diets).

Water based activities

Water based activities on offer are, power boating, dinghy sailing plus a first aid certificate to support these RYA certificated courses.  A selection of evening activities will also be arranged. Working alongside an RYA training centre, you can be assured of high quality instruction. Our fully qualified instructor team will ensure your safety and enjoyment on the water.

Please Note -  All activities may be re-arranged, depending on the weather conditions on the day.

Land based activities                    

Land based activities are also available, how about a conservation project, your efforts can make a lasting contribution to the area, or possibly a wildlife study, footpath maintenance, dry stone walling? We can also offer digital photography workshops to help record your achievements.

All of the activities that you choose will be delivered by our team of qualified, experienced staff. Many of the activities on offer will result in a nationally recognised award.  At the end of your residential you will take away something of real value as a permanent reminder of your time with us, in addition to completing the residential section of your Gold DofE Award.

We are (AAPs) Approved Providers of the Residential Section. All training and supervision will be delivered by qualified instructors; all assessments will be completed by DofE Accredited Assessors. 


Specific weeks during July and August.