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Open DofE expeditions: Covid-19

At present we believe that our open DofE trainings and expeditions are going ahead as planned as the campsites that we have booked are expecting to be open by 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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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 Silver Dates for 2020

17-19 August 2020 - Practice or Assessed expedition in the Peak District

Open Gold Dates for 2020

17-21 August 2020 - Practice or Assessed expedition in the Lake District.

26-30 October 2020 - 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.

 

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 Silver Practice or Qualifying Expedition.

Location: The Peak District

Price: £166

17th-19th August 2020

Expedition start: Edale Railway Station, Derbyshire S33 7ZP at 10:00 on Monday 17th August.

Expedition finishes: Edale Railway Station at approx 15:00 on Wednesday 19st 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 Lake District

Price: £269

17th-21st August 2020 

Meeting details: Base campsite (Plantation Bridge), Cumbria at 14:30 on Monday 17th August.

Expedition finishes: Windermere Railway Station at 16:00 approx on Friday 21st August.

 

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

 

On the afternoon of 19th we will meet up 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 or money to buy food in a nearby pub.

 

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 2020)

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 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 1st March 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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