Trewern is a licensed DofE AAP (Approved Activity Provider), offering opportunities for the Expedition and Residential sections of the Award. Our qualified and experienced teaching staff are accredited DofE Expedition Assessors for the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.
Trewern can provide DofE Expedition training as well as practice and final expeditions for all Levels of the Award. The Centre is ideally located for both walking and open canoeing expeditions, close to both the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons mountain ranges as well as the River Wye and the Brecon Monmouth Canal. The Centre is well equipped with camping and activity equipment and we offer camping facilities on site.
For those participating in the DofE Gold Award, we run a number of Residential opportunities each year. Our five day multi-activity courses are a great way to try new things with a range of challenging outdoor activities on offer. Community living is central to the residential experience and participants contribute fully during their stay.
“My residential was thoroughly enjoyable at Trewern Outdoor Centre. I had the opportunity to challenge myself both physically and mentally in a variety of settings and activities. I was able to overcome certain obstacles and personal fears for example, abseiling and certain heights. I had the pleasure of working with some incredible and inspirational people who personally helped me at every turn. I’m very lucky I had this opportunity to test myself. Amazing week!”
Sam, August 2014
“Trewern is a great outdoor centre with quality facilities, activities and FOOD!! OMG the food!! All instructors are helpful, knowledgeable and funny.”
Glyn, August 2014
“This week at Trewern has exceeded my expectations. I have experienced new things such as climbing, caving and gorge walking and have really enjoyed them. The staff have been extremely friendly and have provided me with confidence to overcome challenges such as jumping off a waterfall gorge walking. This week has been thoroughly enjoyable and I will definitely recommend this to others.
Jack, August 2014