Open DofE Expeditions For Individuals

 

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We run two sorts of Open Expedition programmes that can be used to help you complete the expediton section of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

 

Firstly, we run full open programs including training, practice expedition and qualifying expedition, Though you can elect to do just the training or just the training and practice if you wish. 

 

Secondly, If you have engaged in expedition training but need to complete a practice or qualifying expedition you could take part in one of our open award expeditions. People sometimes have to drop out of their original expedition teams due to Injury, illness, family pressures etc. If you are trained and need to join with others to complete an expedition then read on. Open expedition groups that we have not trained will not do a wild camp unless specifically requested.

 

As well as the dates listed below we can run bespoke training for individuals and small groups at a time to suit you. Please get in touch if you would like further information on this or to set a date.

Open Gold Dates for 2017

23-27 October 2017 - Practice or Assessed expedition in the Yorkshire Dales

 

Open Gold Dates for 2018

2-6 April 2018 - Practice or Assessed expedition in the Yorkshire Dales

26-28 July 2018 - Training in the Yorkshire Dales

28-31 July 2018 - Practice expedition in the Yorkshire Dales

15-19 August 2018 - Practice or Assessed expedition in the Lake District

29 October - 2 November 2018 - Practice or Assessed expedition in the Yorkshire Dales


Open Gold Practice or Qualifying Expedition. Location: The Yorkshire Dales

 

Price: £245 

23rd - 27th October 2017

 

This expedition can count as either a practice or a qualifying expedition. 

 

We do the route planning for this expedition over e-mail. In late September we will set up an e-mail list for your group and you will be given the grid references of the campsites and assigned a day to route plan before the expedition. When you return your route card will check it's suitability, plot it on a map and check with you that we have interpreted it correctly. Between you, you will also have to decide on the Aim for your expedition.

 

On the afternoon of 23th we will meet up and go through a navigation and emergency procedures refresher and a kit check. You will need to bring your own food for the duration of the expedition and a meal for the first evening or money to buy food in a nearby pub.

 

This price includes 4 nights camping fees and any equipment you have to borrow (other than tents for which there is a £20 hire charge). 

 

This expedition includes no training. It is designed for individuals who, for whatever reason, could not complete their practice or qualifying expeditions as planned (or who have been trained by us). We will need to see proof that you have received full expedition training.

Link to DofE Booking Form

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Open Gold Practice or Qualifying Expedition. Location: The Yorkshire Dales

 

Price: £245  £220 (10% discount if booked before 1st February 2018)

  

2nd - 6th April 2018  

This expedition can count as either a practice or a qualifying expedition. 

 

We do the route planning for this expedition over e-mail. In early March we will set up an e-mail list for your group and you will be given the grid references of the campsites and assigned a day to route plan before the expedition. When you return your route card will check it's suitability, plot it on a map and check with you that we have interpreted it correctly. Between you, you will also have to decide on the Aim for your expedition.

 

On the afternoon of 2nd we will meet up and go through a navigation and emergency procedures refresher and a kit check. You will need to bring your own food for the duration of the expedition and a meal for the first evening or money to buy food in a nearby pub.

 

This price includes 4 nights camping fees and any equipment you have to borrow (other than tents for which there is a £20 hire charge and stoves for which we charge £10 to cover fuel costs)

 

This expedition includes no training. It is designed for individuals who, for whatever reason, could not complete their practice or qualifying expeditions as planned (or who have been trained by us). We will need to see proof that you have received full expedition training.

Link to DofE Booking Form

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2018 Gold Expedition Training, Practice Expedition and Qualifying Expedition programme.

26th - 31st July 2018

£556 per person. £499 (10% discount if booked before 1st June 2018)

Price includes all campsite fees and food during the training element

goldtrainingFor 2018 we are running a Gold open expediton package that will include all training and a Practice Expedition in one 6 day stint and then a Qualifying Expedition that you can take at the end of August or the end of October.

 

The course consists of 3 evenings and two days of training followed immediately by a 3 day and 2 night practice expedition. During your training you will cover all areas of the DofE expedition syllabus and plan you practice expedition. You will then immediately go out on your practice expedition. We will then say goodbye and give you a couple of months to reflect on, and practice what you have learnt. You then have the choice of taking your qualifying expedition with us at the end of August or the end of October.

 

goldswingDuring the training element of this course food and accommodation is included in the price as are all campsite fees when on expedition. You will, however, have to supply all your expedition food as this is not included in the price. There will be an opportunity to buy food the day before the practice expedition (after the menu planning instruction).

 

Location

Yorkshire

Nearest train stations  TBC
Arrival Time  4pm

 

 

Qualifying Expedition Dates:  
   

 

If you only want to do the training this will cost £190

If you want to do the training and the practice it will cost £340

 

DofE Booking Form

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Open Gold 3 day Practice Expedition. Location: Ilkely


£165 

28-31 July 2018 

You will need to arrive at about 5pm on the evening of 28th July to do the expedition on 29-31 July. This price includes 3 nights camping fees and any equipment you have to borrow (other than tents for which there is a £20 hire charge and stoves for which we charge £7.50 to cover fuel costs). You will be responsible for bringing all of your expedition food as there will be no opportunity to buy any before the start of the expedition.

 

This expedition includes no training. It is designed for individuals who, for whatever reason, could not complete their practice expedition as planned. We will need to see proof that you have received full expedition training.

 

Location

Yorkshire.

Nearest train stations TBC
Arrival Time  5pm

Link to DofE Booking Form

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Open Gold Practice or Qualifying Expedition. Location: The Lake District

 

Price: £245 £220 (10% discount if booked before 23 June 2018)

15-19th August 2018  

 

This expedition can count as either a practice or a qualifying expedition. 

 

We do the route planning for this expedition over e-mail. In late July we will set up an e-mail list for your group and you will be given the grid references of the campsites and assigned a day to route plan before the expedition. When you return your route card will check it's suitability, plot it on a map and check with you that we have interpreted it correctly. Between you, you will also have to decide on the Aim for your expedition.

 

On the afternoon of 20th we will meet up and go through a navigation and emergency procedures refresher and a kit check. You will need to bring your own food for the duration of the expedition and a meal for the first evening or money to buy food in a nearby pub.

 

This price includes 4 nights camping fees and any equipment you have to borrow (other than tents for which there is a £20 hire charge and stoves which will cost £10 per stove and fuel). 

 

This expedition includes no training. It is designed for individuals who, for whatever reason, could not complete their practice or qualifying expeditions as planned (or who have been trained by us). We will need to see proof that you have received full expedition training.

Link to DofE Booking Form

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Open Gold Practice or Qualifying Expedition. Location: The Yorkshire Dales

 

Price: £245 £220 (10% discount if booked before 28th August 2018)

29th October - 2 November 2018

 

This expedition can count as either a practice or a qualifying expedition. 

 

We do the route planning for this expedition over e-mail. In late September we will set up an e-mail list for your group and you will be given the grid references of the campsites and assigned a day to route plan before the expedition. When you return your route card will check it's suitability, plot it on a map and check with you that we have interpreted it correctly. Between you, you will also have to decide on the Aim for your expedition.

 

On the afternoon of 29th we will meet up and go through a navigation and emergency procedures refresher and a kit check. You will need to bring your own food for the duration of the expedition and a meal for the first evening or money to buy food in a nearby pub.

 

This price includes 4 nights camping fees and any equipment you have to borrow (other than tents for which there is a £20 hire charge and stoves which will cost £10 per stove and fuel). 

 

This expedition includes no training. It is designed for individuals who, for whatever reason, could not complete their practice or qualifying expeditions as planned (or who have been trained by us). We will need to see proof that you have received full expedition training.

Link to DofE Booking Form

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Thank you once again Andy for the terrific experience.

I have now got kitted out with all the correct things that I didnt have first time round. The vital things really, like a roll mat, a mug and well, a bag. A tad smaller but much easier to carry.

I would love to go back up there and complete another adventure with Lupine. Apologies in advance if you thought you could get rid of me that easily and thank you so much once again

Beth Castle
(Gold Training and Practice)

 

I felt apprehensive about doing my gold final expedition up in the Yorkshire Dales with people I'd never met before.  However Lupine Adventure Co-operative were professional and friendly and it was the most enjoyable DofE expedition that I've been on.

Sam Gosling
(Gold Qualifier)

 

Contact [with the supervisor] was just about right, and they didn't interrupt the flow - it was helpful to see them and they suggested improvements and broke up the day (and gave you confidence that you were going the right way..)

Neha Dhariwal
(Gold Qualifier)

 

Overall, everything was well planned and organised. A thouroghly enjoyable experience!

Arran Smith
(Gold Qualifier)