Open DofE Expeditions For Individuals
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.