Date: 13th - 17th April 2020


Complete your Gold Residential Project at Peat Rigg on a week dedicated to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. You will also take part in an exciting range of Outdoor Activities and Conservation projects, and have the opportunity to complete the John Muir Discovery Award.

Peat Rigg is a Social Enterprise based on a beautifully converted farmhouse in the North York Moors National Park, 5 miles from Pickering. The five-day Gold Residential will involve exciting activities ranging from climbing, canoeing, mountain biking and bush craft skill. It will also involve conservation tasks such a woodland management and working with willow. Our experienced and qualified instructors will make this Gold Residential an experience to remember. The cost for this Gold Residential includes everything - instruction, equipment, accommodation and food.

D of E Gold Residential:- Cost £250 per person:  (£50 deposit to secure your booking) 

You do not need any previous experience of any of the activities, just a desire to get involved, give things a go and to make new friends. There will probably be quite a range of participants and we want everybody to feel comfortable, challenge themselves at an appropriate level. With the support and encouragement of the rest of the team we aim to build confidence and self esteem.


Accommodation and Food

Peat Rigg provide a very high standard of accommodation. Rooms are warm and comfortable and all bedding is provided.  Most of the rooms are dormitories with two bunk beds and they are mostly en-suite with plenty of hot water for showers!                                                                     

We believe that to maintain your energy and enthusiasm on a residential course you need plenty of good quality food.

Our experienced chefs will provide nutritious home cooked food that will ensure that all members of your group are happy. We are happy to cater for specialist diets (you can let us know about that when you book)

Cereals and toast then a cooked breakfast will start us off each day. We stop between activities for a substantial packed lunch and by tea time we'll be ready for a large and tasty meal with a delicious pudding. There are facilities for making hot or cold drinks at any time and there is a group fridge for any personal goodies that you may want to store.


The Programme

 We are very flexible about the content of each day. Your instructor will talk to your group and may change the programme depending on the weather, how the group is getting on, or your wishes.

Based on previous Duke of Edinburgh gold residentials the balance is normally about 50% outdoor adventure and 50% conservation tasks contributing to you achieving the John Muir Award.

We will be fairly busy, so that nobody gets bored. But it will also be a brilliant opportunity to socialise and get to know the other team members.

Each day there will be a full programme, starting soon after breakfast and continuing through the day. There will be an evening activity and a little time to socialise before bedtime.


Peat Rigg Staff and Safety

Peat Rigg staff are very well qualified and experienced and love what they do! They will be with you for the whole of the week (most live on site) and ensure that everybody not only enjoys the week but also gets the most out of this superb opportunity.

Peat Rigg holds an Adventure Activities Licence. (Licence number L08770/R0298). Our Insurance details, Risk Assessments and other safety information can be found on our website


What equipment do you need?

All the specialist equipment will be provided by Peat Rigg. For all activities it is best if you wear old clothes and bring plenty of changes. A full suggested kit list will be sent to you when you book.

How to book

Decide which date you want to come

We will send you all the relevant paperwork and information