Our Open Silver training course and expeditions have been designed to be compatible with social distancing restrictions, and are running on the below dates.
28th-29th July 2020 – Training Course – Yorkshire Dales
29th July – 1st August 2020 – Practice expedition – Yorkshire Dales
17th -19th August 2020 – Qualifying expedition – Peak District
This Silver Expedition package includes all three required elements of the Silver expedition section: The training course, the practice expedition and the qualifying (AKA assessed) expedition.
Each can also be booked separately for those that do not require all three.
The training course takes place on our base camp site near Ilkley in Yorkshire. It starts at 2.30pm on the 28th and ends on the evening of the 29th. During your training you will cover all areas of the DofE expedition syllabus and plan your practice expedition.
The practice expedition departs from the base camp on the morning of July 30th. Those participants who are not already at camp from the training course will arrive at 5pm on the 29th to meet their team and get prepared. It ends at Skipton.
The qualifying expedition starts and finishes at Edale train station.
All are accessible by public transport (with a short taxi ride from the train station to the base camp).
During the training element of this course food and accommodation is included in the price as are all campsite fees when on expedition. You will, however, have to supply all your expedition food as this is not included in the price. Those on the training course will buy food for the practice expedition during the course.