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DofE Supervisors' Training
Expedition 2013




Welcome to my DofE Supervisors' Training Expedition page.

On the weekend of 7/8/9 June 2013, a group of Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Award helpers for Bohunt School, Liphook, travelled to the Peak District in Derbyshire to undergo Supervisors' Training. This was in preparation for helping with Bronze DofE practice and assessed expeditions in the coming months.

Those helpers were Andrew, Andrew, Frances, Ginny, Jo, John, Neil, Neil, Paul, Rob and Steve, under the tuition of Steve, Aysa and Stuart. For our training expedition we split into two teams, which became known as the elite and non-elite team.

The elite team comprised Ginny, John, Neil, Neil and Paul with Aysa, and planned a more demanding route suitable for mountain goats.

The non-elite team comprised Andrew, Andrew, Frances, Jo, Rob and Steve with Stuart, and planned a route for a good hike with nice views.

Thanks to David, Shaf and Phil at Bohunt School, Liphook, and Steve, Aysa and Stuart of Bull Expeditions, for organising and delivering a terrific training experience!


Elite team's photos

The following are photos of the elite team's expedition, that's Ginny, John, Neil, Neil and Paul with Aysa, taken on Saturday 8 June 2013.

Our planned route
Our planned route
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Hardhurst Farm campsite and Win Hill
Hardhurst Farm campsite and Win Hill
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Mam Tor and Lose Hill
Mam Tor and Lose Hill
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Hope Cement Works and limestone quarry
Hope Cement Works and limestone quarry
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Lose Hill and the Kinder Plateau
Lose Hill and the Kinder Plateau
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Lose Hill and DofE Supervisor Trainees
Lose Hill and DofE Supervisor Trainees
Paul, Neil, Ginny, Neil and John
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The Kinder Plateau
The Kinder Plateau
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The Guide Post
The Guide Post: leaving all Hope behind
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Lose Hill, Hollins Cross and Mam Tor
Lose Hill, Hollins Cross and Mam Tor
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Looking back: Hope Valley and Lose Hill
Looking back: Hope Valley and Lose Hill
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Looking back: Woodlands Valley and Ladybower Reservoir
Looking back: Woodlands Valley and Ladybower Reservoir
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Looking back: Woodlands Valley, Win Hill and Hope Valley
Looking back: Woodlands Valley, Win Hill and Hope Valley
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Heading for Crookstone Out Moor
Heading for Crookstone Out Moor
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The Vale of Edale
The Vale of Edale
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Taking in the view
Taking in the view
Paul, Neil, Ginny, our trainer Aysa, and John
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Grindsbrook Clough
Lunch stop

Grindsbrook Clough, the Vale of Edale and Mam Tor
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Grindsbrook Clough
Looking up from Grindsbrook Clough at our lunch stop
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The Old Nags Head
The Old Nags Head, Edale: the official start of the Pennine Way
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Grindsbrook Clough
Looking back across the Vale of Edale to Grindsbrook Clough, Grindslow Knoll
and the Kinder Plateau
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Heading up to Hollins Cross, Back Tor and Lose Hill
Heading up to Hollins Cross, Back Tor and Lose Hill
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Mam Tor and paragliders
Mam Tor and paragliders, from Hollins Cross
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Paragliders to the east of Mam Tor
Paragliders to the east of Mam Tor
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Castleton and the Hope Valley
Castleton and the Hope Valley
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Looking back to Mam Tor
Looking back to Mam Tor
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Grindsbrook Clough
Looking back again across the Vale of Edale to Grindsbrook Clough, Grindslow Knoll
and the Kinder Plateau
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Descending towards Hope
Descending towards Hope
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Rehydration at The Cheshire Cheese Inn, Hope
Rehydration at The Cheshire Cheese Inn, Hope
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360 panorama from the ridge path between Hollins Cross and Lose Hill.

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360 panorama from the ridge path between Hollins Cross and Lose Hill



360 panorama from Lose Hill.

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360 panorama from Lose Hill



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Non-elite team's photos

The following are photos of the non-elite team's expedition, that's Andrew, Andrew, Frances, Jo, Rob and Steve with Stuart, taken on Saturday 8 June 2013.

DofE Supervisor Trainees on Lose Hill
DofE Supervisor Trainees on Lose Hill
Steve, Rob, Stuart, Frances, Jo, Andrew and Andrew
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