Gold DofE Residential - Outdoor Activity Working Week

During this course participants live and work together. They will be staying overnight at Ardwhallan in bunkhouse accommodation and throughout the week participants will assist with a development project at Ardwhallan and take part in Adventurous activities, as well as planning and cooking their own meals.

There is a large emphasis on independence and self-reliance within the Duke of Edinburgh’s scheme. As such there will be certain times when groups will not be directly supervised. There will be no staff presence over night. Participants will be given emergency contact details for staff members.

Some of the kit you will need for the week will be issued to you when you arrive at Ardwhallan but you should bring the following with you.

Kit to bring:

Pack Lunch for the 1st day

Waterproof coat & trousers if you have them

1 set of rough clothing (clothes and shoes you do not mind getting paint or mud on)

2 complete sets of warm clothing

Shorts or a swimming costume and a t-shirt for under wetsuit

1 pair of walking boots

1 pair trainers for around the centre

Water container

Wash kit & towel

Personal medication

Sleeping bag



10am – Arrive at Ardwhallan

11am-3pm – Assist with development Project

3-6pm – Kayaking

******* – Archery



9am-3pm - Assist with development Project

3pm-6pm – Coasteering

******* – Assault Course



9am-3pm - Assist with development Project

3pm-6pm – Sailing

******* – Movie night



9am-3pm - Assist with development Project

3-6pm – Climbing

******* – Viking Longhouse



9am-3pm - Assist with development Project

3-5pm – Clean-up & Pack

5pm – Depart Ardwhallan


To book your place on this course please complete our booking form.

  •  Weekdays
  •  Daytime & Evenings
  •  Term time only
  •  150.00
  •  Subitable for ages 16 to 21
  •  Familiy friendly activity
  • Ardwhallan Outdoor Education Centre, West Baldwin, Isle of Man
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Information, prices, times and availablity listed for this activity are subject to change. We advise that you contact the provider before attending any activity to ensure you have the most up to date and accurate information.