Cumbria (Lake District)

Welcome to our Expedition Network. Please send us your green forms and Assessor requests. For help planning your expedition, your Licensed Organisation/centre/Operations Officer will be able to assist you further.

Our network co-ordinators do not have any local knowledge and aren’t equipped to help with planning an expedition. But we are more than happy to help with general enquiries that are in the handbook.

Contact us

Kate Worrall

North of England Regional Office,The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Knotty Ash Centre, 251 East Prescot Road, Liverpool, L14 5NA

T: 0151 228 2533

E: [email protected]


Cumbria information pack

All requests for a Cumbria Network Assessor (Gold only) are to be sent directly to Kate Worrall, via post, comprising of: two hard copies of the Green Form (it is essential to include a voucher code as we cannot process your form without this), route tracings and route cards at least six weeks prior to the start of your venture.

All Notification Only Green Forms are to be sent to Kate Worrall, via post (two hard copies of the Green Form, route tracings and route cards with a stamped addressed envelope to return paperwork to you) at least four weeks prior to start of your venture or alternatively email Kate on the email above.


See path and bridge closures in the area, updated by the Lake District National Park Authority.

  1. GR298188 Shoulthwaite Gill (west of Thirlmere & Raven Crag). The public footpath is impassable for students with packs due to a wash-out which has occurred in a waterfall which the path traverses. There is no obvious safe way round. We turned back.
  2. Also supervisors need telling that this Shoulthwaite Gill path does NOT link up safely with the public footpath that goes to Castle Crag (fort). The path to the fort stops at the fort, above the crag. A steep gully and a deep rocky stream are at the foot of Castle Crag
  3. GR293018 public footpath north off Birk Fell into Greenburn valley is invisible
  4. GR168156 public bridleway off Red Pike below Bleaberry Tarn does not exist
  5. GR290013 Wetherlam Edge is too challenging for most groups – I wouldn’t let mine try it with backpacks
  6. GR202143 Fleetwith Edge is similarly horrid
  7. The footpath at Taylor Gill Force, Seathwaite. One of our Assessors suggested this be added to the ‘no-go’ areas due to the exposure and technical scrambling difficulties here, and the availability of the main footpath on the other side of the gill.