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blog08.06.2021
What the DofE means to me
  We asked staff from our Recommended Retailers of Expedition Kit about their DofE experiences and their best advice for DofE participants, Leaders and volunteers doing expeditions. Here’s what ...
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blog07.06.2021
How did doing their DofE help Manchester Academy students during the pandemic?
We asked: How does being outdoors make you feel? Name three things you’ve appreciated more recently Name one thing you’ve learnt from doing DofE They said that they ...
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blog11.05.2021
Five ways outdoors adventures can benefit your mental health
So, it’s been a tough year. With everything going on, our mental health may not have been at the forefront of our minds. Goodness knows it’s difficult to ...
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blog16.03.2021
How to break in your walking boots
  When we buy a new pair of shoes, we expect instant comfort. However, with walking boots it’s important to break them in before we take to the hills. ...
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blog22.02.2021
How to prepare for your expedition at home
Having good kit can make the difference between a successful and enjoyable expedition and one that is remembered for all the wrong reasons.” ALASDAIR, ASSESSOR NETWORK CO-ORDINATOR. You might not ...
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blog09.11.2020
DofE Wear to Work
The world of work is a bit different right now, isn’t it? For most of the staff at the DofE, and many of you in the DofE network, our ...
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blog05.10.2020
How to get set for autumn expeditions
It’s great to see expeditions being planned that adhere to Government guidelines and make use of our temporary expedition changes. We’ve pulled together some kit advice for colder ...
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blog29.09.2020
Preparing for autumn outdoor activities
British weather is unpredictable and quite often wet! So, staying dry and warm outdoors is a top priority. Nikwax explain how kit care products can help keep your outdoor kit ...
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blog16.03.2020
Why to layer on a DofE expedition
Layering is such a simple idea and yet people can still get it wrong. Your expedition is likely to involve cold or wet weather and wearing the wrong clothing can ...
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