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Outstanding DofE Gold Training and Practice Expeditions.

The Adventure Element provide friendly and professionally delivered Gold expeditions for all young people. Our Open Expedition Programmes in either the Peak District or Lake District are ideal for those who are not able to attend their own groups or schools expedition dates.

DofE Training / Practice Expeditions 2021

Easter 2021
30th March – 3rd April | North Lake District

6th April – 10th April | North Lake District

6th April – 10th April | Dark Peak, Peak District

13th April – 17th April | North Lake District

13th April – 17th April | Dark Peak, Peak District

Summer Half Term 2021
1st June – 5th June | North Lake District

1st June – 5th June | Dark Peak, Peak District

Summer Break 2021
13th July – 17th July | North Lake District

20th July – 24th July | Dark Peak, Peak District

27th July – 31st July | North Lake District

3rd Aug – 7th Aug | Dark Peak, Peak District

10th Aug – 14th Aug | North Lake District

17th Aug – 21st Aug | Dark Peak, Peak District

24th Aug – 28th Aug | North Lake District

31st Aug – 4th Sept | Dark Peak, Peak District

October Half Term 2021
26th Oct – 30th Oct | North Lake District

19th Oct – 23rd Oct | Dark Peak, Peak District

All programmes run from Tuesday to Saturday.

NOTE: If booking both practice and qualifying expeditions, please choose 2 different areas and dates which are at least 1-2 weeks apart.

Time will be spent getting to know your group and being fully trained or being refreshed in all the essential expedition skills. This training/refresher follows the DofE training framework and delivered by our instructors. Therefore, no previous Gold expedition experience is required.

**In order to access our Qualifying expeditions, it is essential to have completed a Practice expedition (with any provider) and to be able to provide us with evidence.**

Route planning sessions are built in to our programmes. Once completed, you will undertake your expedition under the remote supervision of an experienced and qualified instructor.

• Tents
• Stove and fuel (1 per tent)
• First aid kit (1 per team)
• Emergency shelters (2 per team)
• Maps and Compass (2 per team)
• All camping fees
• Water purification
• Coloured ‘Team’ rucksack covers
• Training / familiarisation at our Expedition base camp
• GSM Tracking device (1 per team)
• DofE Safety Supervisors / Assessors

£285 per person, per expedition.

Qualifying Expeditions also available.


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01768 800212