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Hampshire Outdoors – DofE Gold Challenge Expedition – October 2023

Hampshire DofE Gold Challenge Expedition
Open to ages 16 to 24
Dates: Monday 21 October – Friday 27 October 2023
Price: £340 (includes camping) –
DofE Expedition Kit List and Itinerary:
The DofE Expedition Kit List is your essential checklist when preparing the kit you need for your DofE expedition. Hampshire Outdoors will provide tents, stoves, pans, gas, maps and compasses.

Expedition food:
As you will be providing your own food for the duration of the expeditions see the ‘eating on your expedition’ resource.

Acclimatisation day:
* Meet and greet, get to know each other and get into our expedition teams
* With your instructor you will find a suitable pitch and put up your tents
* Your instructor will go conduct a kit and bag check. Making sure you are fully prepared.
* With your instructor, you will plan your expedition route
* For dinner you can cook on stoves or head into Winchester for dinner. Staff will be on hand to ensure everyone has a full belly ready for the start of the expedition the following day.
* After dinner, you will head to the classroom for a group briefing on the Countryside Code, First Aid and Emergency procedures.
* Meet your assessor who will give you a detailed expedition briefing and agree assessment route meet locations.
Practice Day 1:
Winchester to East Meon – 29km – Total ascent 635.14m
Practice Day 2:
East Meon to Cocking – 30km – Total ascent 848m
Assessed Day 1:
Cocking to Washington – 30km – Total ascent 667m
Assessed Day 2:
Washington to Pyecome – 24km – Total ascent 664m
Assessed Day 3:
Pyecome to Southease – 25km – Total ascent 540m
Assessed Day 4 (Final Day!):
* Southease to Eastbourne Pier – 26km – Total ascent 700m
* Debrief with your assessor
* Wave goodbye to your team and head home

How to book your place:
If you want to sign up you must be over the age of 16 and enrolled onto the Gold DofE Award.
Book online or drop us an email if you have any further questions.

Course date:
Course location:
South Downs National Park
Course fee:

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