Open Gold DofE Expeditions

Join us for your Pre-Expedition Training & Practice Expedition, your Qualifying Expedition or both - choose what works best for you.

How it works

Training and practice expeditions (6 days): cover all aspects of the Gold pre-expedition training syllabus, including route planning for, and then completing, a four day practice expedition in wild country terrain.

Qualifying expedition programmes (6 days): include two days of further training, route planning and pre-expedition checks followed by a four day qualifying expedition assessed by a DofE Accredited Assessor in wild terrain and may include a wild camp.

All programmes include full mentoring and support from your instructor throughout to give you and your team the best chance of expedition success.

For all dates, locations, full information and to book online click below - we offer a discount if you book both expeditions at the same time.

2020 Training & Practice Expedition Dates  2020 Qualifying Expedition Dates

Expedition Locations

We run a large number of Open Gold expeditions in beautiful locations across the UK - there is something for everyone to choose from.

All expeditions are designed with ease of transport in mind - whether you are joining us by car or public transport you will find the expeditions easily accessible with full directions and travel information provided as part of your joining information pack.

Whichever location you choose, a warm welcome by our instructors is guaranteed!

Open Expedition Locations

What's Included?

  • Comprehensive expedition joining information accessed through your online account - immediate access upon booking and payment;
  • All accommodation and camping fees;
  • Free use of all group kit: high quality, light weight tents, gas Trangia stoves, team first aid kits, waterproof maps, and group shelters;
  • Comprehensive training covering all aspects of the Bronze DofE syllabus on Training & Practice Expedition programmes;
  • Supervision from qualified instructors throughout;
  • DofE Accredited Assessors for Qualifying Expedition programmes.

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What Do I Need To Arrange?

  • Transport to and from the expedition - full directions and advice provided in your joining information including public transport options;
  • Personal equipment - full kit list provided for you and the chance to hire any items that you need from us in advance of your expedition;
  • Your expedition food - full details of what you need to bring is included in your joining information. Use your account to purchase any discounted expedition meals that you would like for delivery to you at the beginning of your programme.

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Your adventure awaits...

To book, you must be aged between 16 and 25 years of age and be enrolled for the Gold DofE Award.


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Gold Training & Practice  Gold Qualifying