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Open DofE Expeditions For Individuals

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The expedition section of the DofE consists of 4 parts. Training, Practice expedition, Qualifying expedition and then a Presentation. All parts need signing off at all levels (with the exception of Bronze which does not require a practice expedition).

Most people who attend our expeditions fall into one of two camps.

1) They do a full programme with us as they can't do it at their school or they have left school

2) They do just the assessed expedition as they couldn't make the dates the expedition that their school were able to offer or they were ill or injured at the time.

However, as our programme is entirely modular some people just do the training and practice then go on to do their assessed with someone else or maybe they just do the practice expedition before re-joining their school group for the assessed

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 groups of 5-7 participants 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 2022

30 May-3 June 2022 - Practice or Assessed expedition in The Lake District.

25-30 July 2022 - Training and practice expedition (assessed later) in Yorkshire.

27-30 July 2022 - Practice expedition only in Yorkshire.

15-19 August 2022 - Practice or Assessed expedition in The Lake District.

24-28 October 2022 - Practice or Assessed expedition in The Yorkshire Dales.

 

Open Silver Dates for 2022

15-17 August 2022 - Practice or Assessed expedition in The Peak District.

 

Open Gold Dates for 2023

29 May-2 June 2023 - Practice or Assessed expedition in The Lake District.

24-29 July 2023 - Training and practice expedition (assessed later) in Yorkshire.

26-29 July 2023 - Practice expedition only in Yorkshire.

14-18 August 2023 - Practice or Assessed expedition in The Lake District.

30 October - 3 November 2023 - Practice or Assessed expedition in The Yorkshire Dales.

 

Open Silver Dates for 2023

14-16 August 2023 - Practice or Assessed expedition in The Peak District.

 

We offer a number of free places on our full, 10 day gold expedition programme each year for people who live in households with a relatively low income.

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Open Gold Practice or Qualifying Expedition.

Location: The Lake District

Price: £285  £256 if booked before 18th April 2022

 

30th May - 3rd June 2022

 

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

 

On the afternoon of 30th we will meet up at 14:30 and go through a navigation and emergency procedures refresher and a kit check. You will also complete your expedition route planning. You will need to bring your own food for the duration of the expedition and a meal for the first evening.

 

This price includes 4 nights camping fees, use of a tent, stove/fuel and any personal kit (waterproof, rucksack etc) that you need to borrow.

 

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.

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  Gold Expedition Training, Practice Expedition and Qualifying Expedition programme.

Location: The Yorkshire Dales.

25th - 30th July 2022

£645 per person. £581 if booked before 13th June 2022

 

Price includes all campsite fees and food during the training element

goldtrainingFor 2022 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. You then have the choice of taking your qualifying expedition with us at the end of August in the Lake Distrcit or the end of October in the Yorkshire Dales.

 

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).

The training and practice expedition will take place in the Yorkshire dales.
Nearest train station: TBC
Arrival time: 14:30

 

 

If you only want to do the training this will cost £219.

If you want to do the training and the practice it will cost £398.

 

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Open Gold 3 day Practice Expedition.

Location: The Yorkshire Dales

Price: £210 

27th - 30 July 2022

You will need to arrive at 17:00 on the evening of 27th July to do the expedition on 28 - 30 July. This price includes 3 nights camping fees use of a tent, stove/fuel and any personal equipment (waterproofs, rucksack etc) you need to borrow. 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 Dales.

Nearest train stations TBC
Arrival Time  17:00
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Open Gold Practice or Qualifying Expedition.

Location: The Lake District

Price: £285  £256 if booked by 4th July 2022

15th-19th August 2022

 

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

 

On the afternoon of 15th we will meet up at 14:30 and go through a navigation and emergency procedures refresher and a kit check. You will also complete your expedition route planning. You will need to bring your own food for the duration of the expedition and a meal for the first evening.

 

This price includes 4 nights camping fees, use of a tent, stove/fuel and any personal kit (waterproof, rucksack etc) that you need to borrow.

 

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.

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Open Silver Practice or Qualifying Expedition.

Location: The Peak District

Price: £176  £159 if booked before 4th July 2022

 

15th-17th August 2022

Expedition start: Edale Railway Station, Derbyshire S33 7ZP at 10:00 on Monday 15th August.

Expedition finishes: Edale Railway Station at approx 15:00 on Wednesday 17st August.

 

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

 

This price includes 2 nights camping fees, use of a tent and stove/fuel and any personal equipment (waterproof, rucksack etc) that you need to borrow.

 

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.

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Open Gold Practice or Qualifying Expedition.

Location: The Yorkshire Dales (3 Peaks area)

Price: £285 £256 if booked before 12th September 2022

24th - 28th October 2022

 

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

 

On the afternoon of 24th we will meet up at 14:30 and go through a navigation and emergency procedures refresher and a kit check. You will also finish the planning of your expedition with the assistance of an instructor. You will need to bring your own food for the duration of the expedition and a meal for the first evening.

 

This price includes 4 nights camping fees, the use of a tent and stove/fuel and any personal kit (waterproofs, rucksack etc) that you need to borrow. 

 

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.

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Open Gold Practice or Qualifying Expedition.

Location: The Lake District

Price: TBC 

29th May - 2nd June 2023

 

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

 

On the afternoon of 29th we will meet up at 14:30 and go through a navigation and emergency procedures refresher and a kit check. You will also complete your expedition route planning. You will need to bring your own food for the duration of the expedition and a meal for the first evening.

 

This price includes 4 nights camping fees, use of a tent, stove/fuel and any personal kit (waterproof, rucksack etc) that you need to borrow.

 

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.

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  Gold Expedition Training, Practice Expedition and Qualifying Expedition programme.

Location: The Yorkshire Dales.

24th - 29th July 2023

£TBC per person.

Price includes all campsite fees and food during the training element

goldtrainingFor 2022 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. You then have the choice of taking your qualifying expedition with us at the end of August in the Lake Distrcit or the end of October in the Yorkshire Dales.

 

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).

The training and practice expedition will take place in the Yorkshire dales.
Nearest train station: TBC
Arrival time: 14:30

 

 

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

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

 

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Open Gold 3 day Practice Expedition.

Location: The Yorkshire Dales

Price: £TBC

26th - 29 July 2023

You will need to arrive at 17:00 on the evening of 26th July to do the expedition on 27 - 29 July. This price includes 3 nights camping fees use of a tent, stove/fuel and any personal equipment (waterproofs, rucksack etc) you need to borrow. 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 Dales.

Nearest train stations TBC
Arrival Time  17:00
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Open Gold Practice or Qualifying Expedition.

Location: The Lake District

Price: £TBC 

14th-18th August 2023

 

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

 

On the afternoon of 14th we will meet up at 14:30 and go through a navigation and emergency procedures refresher and a kit check. You will also complete your expedition route planning. You will need to bring your own food for the duration of the expedition and a meal for the first evening.

 

This price includes 4 nights camping fees, use of a tent, stove/fuel and any personal kit (waterproof, rucksack etc) that you need to borrow.

 

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.

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Open Silver Practice or Qualifying Expedition.

Location: The Peak District

Price: £TBC

14th-16th August 2023

Expedition start: Edale Railway Station, Derbyshire S33 7ZP at 10:00 on Monday 14th August.

Expedition finishes: Edale Railway Station at approx 15:00 on Wednesday 16th August.

 

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

 

This price includes 2 nights camping fees, use of a tent and stove/fuel and any personal equipment (waterproof, rucksack etc) that you need to borrow.

 

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.

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Open Gold Practice or Qualifying Expedition.

Location: The Yorkshire Dales (3 Peaks area)

Price: £TBC

30th October - 3rd November 2023

 

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

 

On the afternoon of 30th we will meet up at 14:30 and go through a navigation and emergency procedures refresher and a kit check. You will also finish the planning of your expedition with the assistance of an instructor. You will need to bring your own food for the duration of the expedition and a meal for the first evening.

 

This price includes 4 nights camping fees, the use of a tent and stove/fuel and any personal kit (waterproofs, rucksack etc) that you need to borrow. 

 

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.

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