Join us for an exciting DofE Gold Expedition!
Locations: Chiltern Hills, Peak District, Lake District
Dates: Throughout 2023
We offer both Practice and Qualifying Expeditions.
Training and practice expeditions (5 days):
Day 1: You’ll cover all aspects of the Gold expedition training syllabus, including route planning, camp craft and emergency procedures, ready for your four day Practice expedition.
Days 2-5: You’ll set off along your planned routes, meeting your instructor at agreed checkpoints along the way, with lots of opportunity to continue your training.
Qualifying expedition programmes (5 days):
Day 1: Pre-expedition checks and route planning, ready for your four day qualifying expedition assessed by a DofE Accredited Assessor.
Days 2-5: You’ll set off along your planned routes, journeying independently and demonstrating self-sufficiency, meeting your instructor at agreed checkpoints along the way. On the final day, you will give your aim presentation to your Assessor. Upon successful completion of all aspects of the programme, you’ll receive your Expedition Report, which means your Expedition section can be signed off by your DofE Leader.
Programmes include plenty of time to get to know your teammates and mentoring from your instructor continues throughout so that you always feel supported.
Comprehensive joining information accessed through your online account;
All accommodation and camping fees;
Free use of group kit: high quality tents, Trangia stoves, gas, team first aid kits, waterproof maps, and group shelters;
Full training covering all aspects of the Gold DofE syllabus;
Supervision from qualified instructors throughout;
DofE Accredited Assessors for the Qualifying Expedition component.
What do I Need to Arrange?
Transport to and from the expedition start and end point;
Personal equipment: a full kit list is provided for you and the option to hire any items that you need from us in advance of your expedition;
Your expedition food: full details of what you need to bring is included with your joining information. You can purchase your expedition meals through us for delivery to you at the beginning of your programme.
Pay monthly: Spread the cost of joining an Adventure Expeditions programme with a monthly payment plan. Call or email us to speak with one of our friendly team to see how we can help you achieve your DofE expedition section this year.
Bursaries: Did you know that we offer a bursary scheme for eligible participants – call or email us for more information and for an application form.