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blog06.04.2022
How Vango are striving for a sustainable future
Who are Vango? Established in 1966, Vango design and manufacture outdoor equipment. The team are based in the Scottish Highlands and are motivated by making nature accessible to all – from the ...
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blog14.03.2022
What’s in a First Aid Kit and why?
When starting your DofE journey, there is much to get excited about and getting outdoors is a fantastic experience. Usually, most expeditions go very smoothly with few issues and will ...
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blog28.02.2022
Sustainable kit care with Nikwax
  Nikwax, our expedition kit care partner, has proudly been in partnership with the DofE for nearly ten years. Through our partnership, Nikwax take joy in supporting and helping young ...
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blog21.02.2022
Environmentally friendly walking boots from Hi-Tec
Our DofE Expedition Kit partner, Hi-Tec, have launched their DofE recommended V-Lite Psych Mid WP and Raven Mid WP walking boots as the beginning of their brand’s very important ...
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blog01.12.2021
Get festive with the DofE’s Christmas Gift Guide
Looking for gift ideas for friends and family – or a treat for yourself? We’ve handpicked our favourite DofE gifts for everyone that knows and loves the DofE! Even better? ...
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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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