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Open DofE expeditions: Covid-19

At present our open DofE trainings and expeditions are going ahead as planned as the campsites that we have booked are expecting to be open on the dates of the expeditions. We have modified our courses and produced teaching resources to enable us to run the expeditions and keep to the current social distancing regulations. All participants must fill in our Covid-19 questionnaire in the week before an event.

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 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 2020

26-30 October 2020 - Practice or Assessed expedition in the Yorkshire Dales.

Open Silver Dates for 2021

16-18 August 2021 - Practice or Assessed expedition in the Yorkshire Dales.

Open Gold Dates for 2021

12-16 April 2021 - Practice or Assessed expedition in the Yorkshire Dales.

13-17 April 2021 - Practice or Assessed expedition in the Yorkshire Dales.

26-31 July 2021 - Training and Practice expedition in the Yorkshire Dales.

28-31 July 2021 - Practice expedition in the Yorkshire Dales.

16-20 August 2021 - Practice or Assessed expedition in the Lake District.

25-29 October 2021 - Practice or Assessed expedition in the Yorkshire Dales.

 

 

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 Yorkshire Dales (3 Peaks area)

Price: £269 

26th - 30th October 2020

 

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

 

On the afternoon of 26th 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 Yorkshire Dales (3 Peaks area)

Price: £269 £242 (10% discount if booked and paid for before 20th February 2021)

12th - 16th April 2021

 

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

 

On the afternoon of 12th we will meet up 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 or money to buy food in a nearby pub.

 

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 Yorkshire Dales (3 Peaks area)

Price: £269 £242 (10% discount if booked and paid for before 20th February 2021)

13th - 17th April 2021

 

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

 

On the afternoon of 12th we will meet up 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 or money to buy food in a nearby pub.

 

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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  2021 Gold Expedition Training, Practice Expedition and Qualifying Expedition programme.

Location: The Yorkshire Dales.

26th - 31st July 2021

£609 per person. £548 if booked before 1 June 2021

Price includes all campsite fees and food during the training element

goldtrainingFor 2021 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 £207.

If you want to do the training and the practice it will cost £375.

 

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Open Gold 3 day Practice Expedition.

Location: The Yorkshire Dales

Price: £198

28th - 31 July 2021

You will need to arrive at 17:00 on the evening of 28th July to do the expedition on 29 - 31 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 Silver Practice or Qualifying Expedition.

Location: The Peak District

Price: £166

16th-18th August 2021

Expedition start: Edale Railway Station, Derbyshire S33 7ZP at 10:00 on Monday 16th August.

Expedition finishes: Edale Railway Station at approx 15:00 on Wednesday 18th 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. If you have not had your training signed off in e-DofE then let us know and we will see if we can help you complete it.

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Open Gold Practice or Qualifying Expedition.

Location: The Lake District

Price: £269  £242 if booked before 15 June 2021

16th-20th August 2021

 

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

 

On the afternoon of 16th 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 Gold Practice or Qualifying Expedition.

Location: The Yorkshire Dales (3 Peaks area)

Price: £269 £242 (10% discount if booked and paid for before 31st August 2021)

25th - 29th October 2021

 

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

 

On the afternoon of 26th 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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