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The Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition – what’s to be gained?

Words by Pauline Stirling The expedition section of the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) programme, like the other sections (physical, skills, volunteering, and at Gold level, residential) is driven by guiding principles which enable the DofE Award to be achievable by any young person who chooses to take up its challenge, regardless of ability, gender, background or location. By following these guiding principles, DofE aims to give any young person the…

Walking in Devon

By Pauline Stirling I walked from Combe Martin to Lynton, from Lynton to Porlock Weir and from Porlock Weir to Minehead, mostly along the South West Coast Path, last summer as an Assessor for a Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Silver group. Views from the coastal path were amazing so I knew that I had to go back (without the groups of young people!) to walk some more! The South West…

Walking on the island of Tenerife

By Pauline Stirling I visited Tenerife in February. I had checked the average temperatures for February online and saw that January and February were supposed to be the coolest months of the year in the Canary Islands. So, I wasn’t expected it to be 25 degrees plus most days! Neither did I expect there to be such lovely trails for walking. These were my three favourites walks: The village of…