DofE Gold Practice and Qualifying Expeditions in the Lake District and Peak District – 2023
The Adventure Element provide friendly and professionally delivered Gold expeditions for all young people. Our Open Expedition Programmes are ideal for those who are not able to attend their own group’s or school’s expedition dates.
Choose to complete either your Gold Practice or Gold Qualifying Expedition on any of the following dates:
10th April – 14th April | North Lake District
SUMMER HALF TERM 2023
29th May – 2nd June | North Lake District
SUMMER BREAK 2023
24th July – 28th July | North Lake District
31st July – 4th Aug | Dark Peak, Peak District
21st Aug – 25th Aug | North Lake District
All programmes run from Monday to Friday.
NOTE: If booking both practice and qualifying expeditions, ideally choose 2 different areas and dates which are at least 2-3 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 into our programmes. Once completed, you will undertake your expedition under the remote supervision of an experienced and qualified instructor.
WHAT THE ADVENTURE ELEMENT WILL PROVIDE:
• 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
£330 inc. VAT per person, per expedition.
ONLINE BOOKING AVAILABLE