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.


Day 01

11.15am: Depart Liverpool Albert docks on 'Manannan' high speed catamaran.

2pm: Arrive in the Isle Of Man

3pm: Catch the Manx Railway Electric Tram to 'Lewiague'

4pm: Arrive at the accommodation, set camp and intro/welcome chat.

6pm: Dinner

7pm: Risk assessment theory and coastal walk

Day 02

9am: Breakfast

10am: Mountain walk day (packed lunch)

6pm: Dinner

7pm: Leadership theory

Day 03

9am: Breakfast

 10am Gorge Walking

1pm: Lunch

2pm: Abseiling

6pm: Dinner

7pm: Coasteering

Day 04

8am: Breakfast

10am: Bike Touring Day (packed lunch)

6pm: Dinner

7pm: Outdoor First Aid

Day 05

9am: Breakfast

10am: Review + camp down

12noon: Catch Manx Electric Tram to Douglas (packed lunch)

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! You will book your ticket onto the 'Manannan' high-speed catamaran, which departs Liverpool at 11.15am on day 01 and arrives onto the island for 2pm. From there you will catch the Manx Electric Tram to 'Lewaigue', literally to the doorstep of your coastal accommodation for the week! On the final day (day 05) you will jump back onto the tram bound for Douglas, in time for you to catch the Manannan back to Liverpool, arriving at 6pm. Liverpool Albert Docks, which is well serviced by foot, car and train!

You will be in a Whatsapp group with us and all other participants, with us on hand to help make sure you get on the correct ferry and tram - it's very easy and part of the learning process!


Up 4 Adventure UK will provide all breakfasts, lunches and dinners for the duration of the residential. You should bring snacks (or money for them) with you. We can run you to a supermarket if needed, no worries.


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

The return ferry booking on the 'Manannan' high speed ferry from Liverpool to Douglas (departing Liverpool Albert docks at 11.15am on day 01 and departing Douglas back to Liverpool on day 05 at 3.15pm)

The Manx Electric Railway Tram return ticket from Douglas to 'Lewiague'

All main meals

All technical equipment

DofE accredited 'Residential' assessor report upon successful completion.

What’s not included?  

Travel to and from Liverpool Albert Docks ferry port.

Dates and Prices

DofE Gold Residential Monday 03 - Friday 07 July 2023: Learn 2 Lead (Outdoor Adventures)
£395 per person
£395 per person
DofE Gold Residential Monday 07 - Friday 11 August 2023: Learn 2 Lead (Outdoor Adventures)
£395 per person
£395 per person

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