SEC Area8 Pathfinders

Basildon | Braintree | Bury St. Edmund | Cambridge | Chelmsford | Colchester | Grays | Haverhill | Hutton | lpswich | Kings Lynn | Norwich | Peterborough Central | Peterborough Portuguese | Southend

April 13th & 14th, 2019

Base Campsite:
We will be camping at the Danbury Outdoors in Essex

£16 per person (This covers both nights)
You must provide your own food and camping equipment.

Well Lane, Danbury CM3 4AB


0345 200 4220

One map must not be shared between more than 2 Voyagers.
One compass must not be shared bewteen more than 2 Voyagers
No one should be on the hike without a scarf.

Sabbath Expedition
There will be three devotionals on the Sabbath, morning, midday and evening.  Every care will be taken to point out Christ in nature as we walk and learn.  There is no better Sabbath School than the lessons provided by nature.

Expedition Details:
We are aiming to walk 14km each day and expect to be out for 5hrs on both days. 
On occasions, we will be walking along the road and must have all hikers listen and following instructions exactly.

I would like them to have a compass of their own.  The ideal situation would be for each hiker to have their own map as well but it would be ok if they shared in pairs.

They need a small backpack with food and drink.  Water, banana, bread, pasta, or anything else with lots of carbs will be fine.
We will NOT be hiking with a full rucksack with all our camping gear and food.  That will be done during the Guide class.

I recommend that they buy a Base layer (or wicker) to remove the sweat from on their skin.
Apart from that it is their usual waterproof jackets and trousers
We will be passing through fields of grazing cattle.  If anyone is terrified of cows, please let us know BEFORE we set off on the expedition.

Information on the weather will be supplied closer to the date

Teaching Outcomes:
We will be learning navigation skills along the way and will solidify all that we learnt on our return on Saturday evening.  We will also plan Sundays route based on our Sabbath experience.  If we have time and light on Friday, we will review Sabbaths walk. 

Our expectation is that most of the group should be familiar with basic navigation at the end of the weekend.
Our plan is for the kids to lead the navigation on Sunday.  If Sabbath was a success then Sunday will tell. 

Kit List:
Compass - Essential
Fleece - Essential
Walking Socks - Essential
Waterproof Jacket - Essential
Waterproof Trousers - Essential
Hiking Boots - Essential (Go Outdoors has boots for £15)
Small back pack - Essential
Food - Essential (Bananas, apples, pasta, bread, nuts, cereal bars, etc)
Drinks - Essential ( Water, Fruit Juice)
OS Map 172 – Optional (maps can be shared in pairs)
Gaiters - Optional
Base Layer - Essential
2nd T-shirt - Optional
Map Case – Optional

More information will follow including the a Route Card detailing the route

Do not hesitate to contact me should you have further questions.