ASHA Girls Group visits the Dales

Last weekend the ASHA Girls Group went on a training weekend away at the Gearstones Lodge in the Yorkshire Dales for their Duke of Edinburgh Silver award.

Despite the challenge of walking in the ice cold and snowy weather, the girls have worked really hard to develop their skills, making them ready to take on the challenge for their Duke of Edinburgh silver expedition. The girls have done exceeding well and developed their skills in map reading, navigating, building tents, how to use Trangia camping stoves, first aid, how to deal with emergency situation and how to pack their bags.

Asha Girls Dales

Although it was difficult being out in the snowy ice-cold weather, throughout their walk the girls saw some amazing scenery. The three peaks of Yorkshire: Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent covered in snow looked amazing. They also walked alongside the famous Harry Potter Bridge, beautiful streams, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. The training weekend was a challenge for the girls; however the girls have gained a lot from the training and had an enjoyable weekend.

This project was supported by the Inner South Leeds Area Management – Well Being Fund


This article was written by Sofia Khatun of Leeds Youth Service.