Expedition Networks in Wales

If you are planning on visiting Wales to complete your DofE expedition in the Brecon Beacons, Mid Wales or Snowdonia, you might find the following information useful.

Groups Visiting Wales

Supervisors and Leaders must submit notifications by email (hard copies are no longer accepted) at least four weeks prior to the expedition date to [email protected].

The Wales Expedition Panel acknowledges receipt of all notifications. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt within a couple of working days please contact the office on 01874 623086 or 01874 615383 (direct line).

The Wales Expedition Panel then checks that the notification meets the DofE 20 Conditions.

You will also need to send a map of the route, either as a scanned PDF or as an online mapping attachment, we only require route cards for expeditions being assessed by the network.

Network Assessors

Here is a guide to the process of requesting a Network Assessor in Wales, including FAQs.

Contact us

Wales Expedition Network Co-ordinator:

Beverley Williams-Pugh
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
First Floor
Plas Y Ffynnon
Cambrian Way
Brecon
Powys
LD3 7HP

(P/T: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday)

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Wales / Cymru

E: [email protected]

T: 01874 623086 / 01874 615383 (direct line)

Hot spots and access issues

– Worlds End Estate, Snowdonia
This is private land which is being used as a base for DofE groups. The landowner is requesting that groups avoid using it as a meeting point/car park and we request that groups who are undertaking their DofE expeditions to co-operate.

A4086 road issue, Snowdonia
Groups visiting the Snowdonia area and following the footpath south from the Sheepfold (Plas Y Brenin) should remain on the footpath running adjacent to the A4086 road rather than walking on the main road.

– Newcourt Farm, Brecon Beacons:
There has been a massive increase in groups using Newcourt Farm as a base for training and expeditions. We ask groups visiting to be respectful to neighbouring landowners and follow the signs on the ground.

Dan Y Mynydd, Tregoyd, Brecon
You will note that the small holding has 3 rights of way across the holding. On arrival at the property please follow the footpath straight across from the entrance. Leaders please do not park in the entrance and use it as a checkpoint.

Neuadd Fawr, Llanbedr, Crickhowell, Brecon
Please note the permitted changes by Brecon Beacons National Park Authority to the footpaths running near Neuadd Fawr Farm, Llanbedr which are well signposted on site.