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Kent DofE – OPEN Gold Expedition on Ashdown Forest

Kent DofE are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for Gold participants to join our Gold DofE Expeditions based in the Ashdown Forest during the 2022 Expedition Season.

DofE have made several temporary programme changes to the award to make Gold Expeditions more accessible during the Covid-19 pandemic. One of these changes is to allow participants to complete their Gold Expeditions outside of Wild Country areas.

We combine your Expedition Training & Practice Expedition into a 5-day programme consisting of 2 days training and a 3-day, 2-night Expedition. You will be camping at our base camp during the training and at different remote sites during the Practice Expedition.

Your assessed Expedition will also be a 5-day programme. Day 1 will be an acclimatisation and route planning day before you head off on expedition for 4 days, 3 nights where you will camp at different remote sites each night.

The cost of these Expeditions is £170 per expedition (£340 for both Practice & Assessed). Expedition Kit hire is included in the cost for participants who require it.

We are offering the following dates for Local Gold Expeditions in 2022: –
• 9th – 13th April 2022 – Ashdown Forest
• 23rd – 27th July 2022 – Ashdown Forest
• 24th – 28th August 2022 – Ashdown Forest
• 22nd – 26th October 2022 – Ashdown Forest

We are able to offer both Practice and Assessed expeditions on all our Expeditions.

For more details, or to make a booking, please contact us at [email protected] and we will be delighted to help you.

We look forward to seeing you on Expedition in 2022!

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Ashdown Forest
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