Change of Season

This winter has been great. The snow conditions in Bulgaria allowed us to get out every week. The interest in snowshoeing was high and we want to say a big thanks to everyone who joined us!

But now, the shoes have been put away until next winter and we’re in the UK until July.

The spring and early summer sees us working with schools and youth groups on their Duke of Edinburgh Award Expeditions.

Having been involved with this for around 10 years now, every year brings different challenges, but to us the rewards are high. Seeing young people develop and  enjoying the challenge a ‘D of E’ expedition brings is fantastic. Of course not everyone enjoys themselves on expedition, but without fail, those who haven’t, tell me they’ve learned something about themselves.

If anyone reading this is thinking about doing their ‘D of E’ or knows someone who is, please encourage them to do so. The Award delivers on a lot of levels, something for a Job CV or University application, a sense of self achievement or a springboard to the outdoors.

We’ve also got an eye on the summer back in Bansko. The plan is to do more of our popular Peaks and Ridges walks through July and August and this time to add in an overnight hut trip. I’m finalising the routes, so keep an eye on our website and social media for more details in late May.

thanks for reading,