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Residential courses FAQs

These FAQs refer to the Outdoor Activity Residential Course and the John Muir Award Conservation Residential Course at Hudnall Park

Where is Hudnall Park and how do I get there?

Hudnall Park is a versatile multi-purpose venue set in 85 acres of beautiful parkland 8 miles from Hemel Hempstead in the west of Hertfordshire.

  • Less than 30 mins from Luton
  • Less than 40 mins from Aylesbury
  • Less than 2 hours from central London

The address is: Hudnall Park, Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted HP4 1QN

By road
From the B440 turn left past Ashridge Vehicles onto Hudnall Lane towards Little Gaddesden. Take the first left onto St Margarets (single track road) and first left into Hudnall Park (please press the Hudnall Park reception button to gain access through the gate).

By bus or train

Pick up/drop off is available from Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted or Tring railway stations by prior arrangement. Please contact us prior to booking if you will need this.


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What are the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award prerequisites?

If you are using the course as your Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Gold Award Residential, please make sure that you have registered for your Gold Award and have checked with your DofE leader that they are happy to approve your residential before you book. Please ensure we have your DofE number.

What do I need to bring?

Once you have confirmed you place by paying your deposit, we will send you a kit list.

During the Teams video call prior to the course, we will discuss the kit list with you to ensure you are happy with what you need to bring.

What happens if I cancel?


Any cancellation will incur a £35 administration fee, plus the following percentage of the course fee:

  • Cancellation within 6 weeks of the date 50%
  • Cancellation within 5 weeks of the date 75%
  • Cancellation within 4 weeks of the date 100%

Refunds will not be given except on medical grounds where a doctor’s letter can be provided (75% refund will be available), but we may be able to offer you a place on a different residential course.

Is there any insurance cover?

All programmes are covered by Public Liability Insurance. There is no insurance for personal accident, personal possessions or cancellation cover; this is the responsibility of the individual.

Will my valuables be safe?

We recommend that you leave all valuables at home as we have no place to guarantee their safety. If you do bring valuables with you, it will be entirely at your own risk.

What is the mobile phone coverage like?

The mobile signal is not reliable at Hudnall Park so we can’t guarantee you will always get a mobile signal. If your family need to get in contact with you urgently, please ask them to call Hudnall Park.

Is there WiFi available?

There is WiFi at Hudnall Park but it can be a bit unreliable because of the location.

What is expected of me on the course?

We expect you to participate fully in all activities and show a willingness to learn new skills. We expect you to join in group activities and work as a team with others who will initially be unknown to you on the course.

We expect you to follow all safety instructions and act in a calm and sensible manner. We expect you to adhere to the Hudnall Park rules, which are covered in the induction and safety talk. Anyone found breaking these rules will be asked to leave immediately.

Will you be taking photographs or video footage of me?

We will only use your image or recording with your consent. To give your consent, please complete the Services for Young People image consent form provided. If you are under 18 your parent/carer will need to sign the form. 


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