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The DofE "Conservation / Environmental Issues" Gold residential

One of the principles of the Gold Residential in the DofE Handbook is that:
“completion of shared objectives will develop social and teamworking skills and better prepare them for adulthood”

We have joined forces with local community groups including the National Trust for Scotland, Perth and Kinross Community Greenspace Ranger Service & the Rannoch Path Group, Sustrans and the Nevis Range Partnership to offer you a fantastic residential experience where you really will be able to make a difference.

If you choose to join one of the Ardeonaig based camps you will be working on the NTS Ben Lawers Estate in Perthshire, footpaths around Kinloch Rannoch, Sustrans National Cycle Route 7, or in and around Ardeonaig & Loch Tay.  If there is a specific cause that you would prefer to work with, please contact the centre to find out which is the corresponding week.

The Ardgour camp is in partnership with the Nevis Landscape Partnership, and the week also includes a first aid course.  Worsking on and around Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), the Nevis Landscape Partnesrship have a number of distinct projects, from reconstructing footpaths to extensive surveys. 

Regardless of which camp you attend, you will be involved in conservation and regeneration projects that will make a difference for years to come.  You may choose to complete a John Muir Award as part of this Residential.  There will also be the opportunity to join in with some outdoor activities and team building challenges.  A love of the outdoors and the environment is a pre-requisite for these amazing camps.

Download a sample programme HERE

More information on the DofE Environment & Conservation residential can be found HERE


  • This camp is available to all 16-25 year olds (see below for some age restrictions), even if you are not participating in the DofE
  • There must be at least 5 participants on a DofE Residential

Duration of the camp

You will be expected to arrive by 10am on the Monday morning for a full induction and health and safety briefing.  You will be free to leave after 4pm on the Friday.

If you are using public transport, please inform the centre of your travel times on booking so we can arrange to pick you up.  Pick ups and drop offs may be at an additional cost. 

Available dates

  • 15-19 October 2017 | £282 (16-18 years) | Abernethy Ardeonaig | T: 01567 820523 or e-mail us for more information

Click HERE to book a place online for the camp listed above. 

  • TBC February 2018 |16-25 years | Abernethy Ardeonaig | T: 01567 820523  or e-mail us
  • TBC July 2017 (Girls only) | 16-18 years | Abernethy Ardeonaig | T: 01567 820523 or e-mail us for more information


The price shown includes all food, accommodation and any training you may need during the camp.

About Abernethy

Abernethy operates 4 Christian adventure activity centres and a bunkhouse in Scotland along with a Swiss winter ski base.  The Abernethy staff team are all Christians and are here to provide a comfortable, welcoming and memorable experience to all who visit.  We are a charitable trust - with Christian values at the core of our service.  Our dependence is on God and prayer underpins everything we do.  DofE residential participants should be sympathetic to our Christian ethos.  As part of their evening programme, residential participants attend an Explore presentation by the Abernethy Team.  Abernethy operates a no smoking, no alcohol policy.

Further information

Click HERE for the booking terms and conditions

Please contact the respective centre for information on how to book your residential.