Gorges are fascinating habitats offering unparalleled situations for intensive adventure. They are also unique environments illustrating ecosystems of times past, and flora dating as far back as the last glacial interphase.
This activity which involves journeying up and through a water worn gorge generates spontaneous excitement and challenge, providing opportunities for personal, social and
environmental awareness to take place.
In terms of personal development, young people develop self reliance, discipline, confidence and awareness, initiative, trust, dependence and Co-operation, decision making and problem solving processes are learned.
This activity reinforces group cohesion, team spirit and group responsibility in addition to enhancing an awareness of the natural environment. Gorge environments provide opportunities for a range of outdoor study projects to be undertaken.
These include stream studies, surveying, hydrology, plant biology, the study of small mammals, and enhance the learning skills of creative writing, science, numeracy and communication.