Hampshire DofE Gold Residential - Countryside Connections - Monday 24th to Friday 28th October 2022


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Hampshire DofE Gold Residential - Countryside Connections

Monday 24th to Friday 28th October 2022

Queen Elizabeth Country Park, The South Downs National Park

What's included?

  • Dormitory accommodation at Stubbington Study Centre, situated close to the beach, right on the south coast.
  • All meals
  • Evening activities in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

What's involved?

This project aims to improve habitats within parts of the park’s 1200-acre site for the benefit of many of the rare and endangered species that can be found there. This involves physical outdoor work with the park’s site team, and might include:

  • Clearing of invasive scrub and grass.
  • Planting of new mixed hedgerows and trees.
  • Work in and around ponds to help clear encroaching vegetation.

This project is about the managing the countryside for the benefit of plants and animals. As well as working on the specific habitat development projects, participants may also:

  • Spend some time meeting the park’s countryside rangers, discovering more about their role and skills required for the job.
  • Learn more about the different habitats that can be found within the South Downs National Park and the variety of plants and animals they support.
  • Have an opportunity to observe a variety of British wildlife in their natural habitat.

Details and booking

For more information on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Gold Residential, contact: dofe@hants.gov.uk  or to book visit our booking site.


If you wish to cancel your place on a course, notify the Hampshire DofE office as soon as possible.

You will incur the full cost of the course if:

you cancel less than two weeks before the course takes place
you fail to attend a course you are booked on
We reserve the right to cancel a course should the numbers fail to reach the minimum required to make the course viable. Delegates will be notified of the cancellations, a transfer will be offered and a refund made.

Note: This course is run on minimum numbers. If numbers are not reached a full refunded will be issued.

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