DofE Gold Residential: Learn 2 Lead (Outdoor Adventures) - Isle Of Man


Join us for a 5 day outdoor leadership residential course on the beautiful Isle of Man. Immerse yourself in a whole range of outdoor adventures and learn to lead a group of your peers, while dynamically assessing the risks involved, honing your skills and having a lot of fun.

This residential course will equip you with the skills to lead in a range of environments as well as learning how to stretch your comfort zone! You will learn how to manage yourself and others using techniques that have a broad range of applications throughout life. Fully accredited by the Duke of Edinburgh Award and run by qualified, experienced staff.


Monday 03 July 2022

11am: Depart Liverpool Albert docks on 'Manannan' high speed catamaran.

2pm: Arrive in the Isle Of Man, transfer to accommodation.

3pm: Arrive accommodation

4pm: Coastal path trek

6pm: Dinner

7pm: Risk Assessment Theory

Tuesday 04 July

8am: Breakfast

9am: On site and off site (120ft cliff) abseil

1pm: Lunch

2pm: Gorge Walking

6pm: Dinner

7pm: Leadership Theory

Wednesday 05 July

8am: Breakfast

9am: Mountain Biking

1pm: Lunch

2pm: Coasteering

6pm: Dinner

7pm: Navigation

Thursday 06 July

8am: Breakfast

9am: Sea Kayaking

1pm: Lunch

2pm: Hill navigation

6pm: Dinner

7pm: Outdoor First Aid

Friday 07 July

8am: Breakfast

9am: Raft Building

1pm: Lunch

2pm: Depart accomodation

3.15pm: Depart on 'Manannan' high speed catamaran

6pm: Arrive Liverpool Albert Docks



Getting to the Isle Of Man will be a great part of your adventure! We will book and pay for your ticket onto the 'Manannan' high-speed catamaran, which departs Liverpool at 11.15am on the Monday and arrives onto the island for 2pm. We will pick you up from the ferry port and transfer you to the accommodation. On the final day (Friday) we will drop you back at the docks in time for you to catch the Manannan back to Liverpool, arriving at 6pm. All you need to do is get yourself to Liverpool Albert Docks, which is well serviced by foot, car and train!


Up 4 Adventure UK will provide all food for the duration of the residential. You will be expected to prepare and cook all meals for the group, on a rotation basis. Our staff will be on hand to help you with this of course, don't worry!


We will be staying in a local, independent campsite, with exclusive use of indoor kitchen, dining room and function area. The site has hold showers and toilets.

Personal Equipment

Up 4 Adventure UK can provide you with all of the technical equipment that you need for your adventure. We will send you a kit list for personal clothing, but there's nothing in there that you shouldn't already have!


Phones are a big part of most peoples lives now, we get it. If you would like to bring your phone along to take photos and or stay in touch with civilisation, you are very welcome.

What’s included? 

Qualified staff on hand 24 hours a day 

All meals, drinks and snacks

All technical equipment

DofE accredited 'Residential' assessor report upon successful completion.

Return boat transfer to the Isle Of Man from Liverpool Albert Docks.

What’s not included?  

Travel to and from Liverpool Albert Docks ferry port.


DofE Gold Residential 2023: Learn 2 Lead (Outdoor Adventures)
£395 per person
£395 per person

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