At Gold level, all participants should aim for their expedition to take place in wild country. If this is not possible then open country is acceptable, agree this in advance with the Licensed Organisation and DofE Regional/Country Office. Most areas of wild country have accessible tracts of level terrain on valley floors, moorlands or plateaus that can be used.
The following areas are not in wild country. Some Licensed Organisations have formed volunteer groups of Expedition Assessors to provide assessments in these areas, which are managed by their Licensed Organisation and enquiries should be directed to the contact listed below
Forest of Dean
Th Forestry Commission has a permission system in place for users intending to stay in the forest. Any groups wishing to wild camp in the Dean should send an e-mail with group name, number of people, date and which site they are intending to stay at to [email protected]