Our wild country practice and assessed expeditions give you the opportunity to take part in a classic DofE expedition, completed in the wild and rugged peaks and moors of the Brecon Beacons and the Peak District National Parks. You can book just one or both of the expeditions depending on your need, a handy way to complete one of your sections if you’ve had to miss out on one or other with your school, college or open centre due to injury, illness or other important event.
Itinerary: Qualifying Expedition – The Peak District
This can be used as either a practice or training expedition.
Monday 24 July
Drop off location: Fieldhead Campsite, Edale, Hope Valley S33 7ZA, there is a train station at Edale which is within easy walking distance of the campsite
Start time: 14:00
The afternoon will be a chance to meet other participants, complete kit checks and route planning for the expedition.
In the evening you are more than welcome to cook an evening meal on a Trangia stove or alternatively eat at one of the local public houses.
Tuesday 25 July
Day one, walk from Edale to Lockerbrook Activity Centre
Wednesday 26 July
Day two, walking to Hayfield campsite
Thursday 27 July
Day three, walking to Crowden campsite
Friday 28 July
Last day of expedition, finishing at the pickup location Dove Stone Reservoir, Bank Lane, Greenfield (closest postcode OL3 7NE). The nearest train station being at Greenfield which is 2-3km away.
Finish: approximately 16:00
If purchasing the Brecon Beacons and Peak District expeditions at the same time a discount of £50 can be applied.