Increasing awareness | Developing potential | Broadening horizons
Brathay Explore (formerly the Brathay Exploration Group and more recently the Brathay Exploration Trust) was established in 1947 with the purpose of providing young people with the opportunity to take part in inspirational, life-changing expeditions in the UK and overseas.
For 70 years we’ve helped our expeditioners explore and discover new places, expand their environmental and cultural awareness and support their personal development so that they may go on to and engage positively in society and achieve their full potential.
Why go on a Brathay Explore expedition?
A Brathay expedition is much more than a one off experience; we encourage our young people to stay involved, progress to other elements of our programme, gain skills and confidence and return as ambassadors, volunteers and supporters.
I grew a lot personally because [the leaders] and even participants in the group were patient and encouraged me to try things I had never dreamed I would do. The activities pushed me to the limit, and that made it a worthwhile trip that I will remember for the rest of my life.
Emma, Norway 2014
All Explore expeditions involve challenge, learning and awesome memories. They are based around Brathay’s fundamental goals of increasing awareness – of self, others and the environment, exploring choices and taking action. You can expect to:
visit some of the most inspiring places in the UK
develop personal skills (team-working, leadership, resilience, communication) in a safe, supportive but challenging environment
learn new practical skills
meet a wide range of people from different backgrounds
enhance your CV, further/higher education application and employability
join a community of like-minded people who are passionate about the natural world
Expeditions in the UK
This summer Brathay will be running several expeditions in the Lake District and Scotland with young people from local groups. More information on these will follow once the expeditions have taken place.
The Lake District
Weekend residentials that focus on expedition skills (canoe or mountain) and leadership.
River Spey descent: Loch Insh to the sea in open canoes.
Great Glen Voyageur: sea to sea in Brathay’s unique 12 person canoes. A fully supported adventure that will take participants from novice to independent expeditioner.
This trip qualifies as a Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Residential.
If you you would like to find out more about Brathay Explore, click here to fill out a form or contact us on 015394 39760.