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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: Maths
  • Word count: 4927

Duke of Edinburugh's Silver award - Expedition Log Book.

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Introduction

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Purposes For The Expedition

I had several purposes for this expedition.  My first was to improve on my map and navigation skills as, although I did know how to navigate, I had never really put it into practice because I had always been in groups with a definite map reader however, this time, we did not and so I wanted to get involved with navigation.

My second purpose was to get to know Laura better.  I have spent a large amount of time with Mia, Erin and Frankie before however, I had never really spoken to Laura before and I think one of the best things about D of E is getting to know people you didn’t know before. By the end of the expedition I knew a lot more about Laura and the others.

My third purpose was to improve at walking long distances as I find this very difficult because I am very unfit!  Having done a gold practice before, I was hoping that I wouldn’t find this too much of a challenge but I still found it quite tough at some points, like when walking up Phen-y-Ghent!  I was very pleased that I could keep up with the group as in the past I haven’t been able to so, during the course of my practices I must have improved!

My final purpose was research for the project I am doing which is ‘Tourism in The Yorkshire Dales.’  I chose this project because I am interested in the way that tourism can affect an area like this and what places like the Yorkshire Dales have to offer visitors.  I also succeeded in this purpose, as you will read.

The Area of The Expedition

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Middle

Feizor to Middlesbar

165,

666

235

239

3km

8

1 hour

25mins

10:00

11:25

Go onto road along contour until meet main road, cross it onto spot path, until Middlesbar. 10 minute break.

Middlesbar to farm.

153, 648

190

194

2km

9

40 mins

20 mins

11:35

12:35

Slightly up hill. Cross railway until reach a farm.  25-minute lunch break.

Farm to Low Kettlebeck

747, 652

290

294

3km

6

1 hour

20 mins

1:00

2:20

Slightly uphill. Cross road, uphill until Low Kettlebeck.

Low Kettlebeck to Clapham Campsite.

733, 673

275

279

3.5km

7

1:10 mins

20 mins

2:20

3:50

Slightly uphill, cross a road.  Follow footpath until Lawsings, follow road, cross railway until campsite.

To & From

(Description)

Grid Ref

Grid Bearing

Mag Bearing

Horizontal Distance

Vertical Distance

Horizontal Time

Vertical Time

Time Start

Time Finish

Notes.

Day 3

Clapham Campsite to big road.

734, 678

62

66

1km

2

20 mins

5 mins

7:00

7:25

Walk up a road more than 4m wide.

Carrying along road.

741,682

30

34

1km

1

20 mins

5 mins

7:25

7:50

North/ Northeast Direction.

Cross B6480 turn right, take first left follow road, as road splits turn left.

743, 692

20

24

3km

22

1 hour

1:05mins

7:50

9:55

10 minute break.

Trow Gill to start of Long Scar

758, 716

52

56

3km

10

1 hour

50 mins

10:05

11:55

Lunch break- 20mins.

Long Scar to End of Long Scar.

778,735

64

68

3km

7

1 hour

30 mins

12:35

2:05

Long Scar to Low Birkwith

803,312

38

42

5.5km

6

1: 50 mins

20 mins

2:05

4:15

Low Birkwith to Base Camp

850,627

25

29

5 km

10

 1:30 mins

50 mins

4:15

6:35

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We had to get up incredibly early on our first day as we knew it would take a while to get ready to leave and, because the golds were walking the same way for quite a while we were told they had to leave half an hour before us.  We agreed because we knew they had a longer day ahead of them and needed to get started earlier however, it was very frustrating because in the end we were ready to go way before they were and we ended up waiting about at about 7am- not very fun when you know you could have had an extra few minutes in bed!

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Conclusion

            When I go on my next expedition I would like to develop my map reading skills even more, as although I’m improving, I still made a few errors!  I would also like to do an exploration with less walking and more time to look around and investigate the area, as this interests me more than doing even more walking!

          My clothing and equipment was all suitable for the expedition and I was particularly pleased with my new platypus because although it may not seem like a big thing, I seemed to get more thirsty than others usually- probably because I am still very unfit however, with a platypus I don’t have to slow everyone down like I did before and I can just drink while walking!

          Most of the time our group got on very well, apart from on one day where me and Frankie disagreed over some map reading and we both got a bit stressed out for a few hours afterwards however, by the evening we had sorted our problems out and it was a combination of a personality clash and the stress of both of us trying our hardest to navigate correctly but I think it would be unusual for a group to agree on everything all the time.

      It was a really good expedition and now I am looking forward to getting onto gold, even if I do have to wait a year to even start because of my birthday, I am planning to keep in practice by manning base camps in the mean time!

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