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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

28-29 July 2020 - Silver Training in the Yorkshire Dales

30 July - 1 August Silver Practice Expedition in the Yorkshire dales

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

Open Gold Dates for 2020

27-29 July 2020 - Training in the Yorkshire Dales.

30 July - 1 August 2020 - Practice expedition in the Yorkshire Dales.

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

26-30 October 2020 - 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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  2020 Silver Expedition Training, Practice Expedition and Qualifying Expedition programme.

Location: The Yorkshire Dales.

28th July - 1 August 2020

£450 per person. £405 (10% discount if booked and paid for before 8th June 2020)

Price includes all campsite fees and food during the training element

goldtrainingFor 2020 we are running a Silver open expediton package that will include all training and a Practice Expedition in one 5 day stint and then a Qualifying Expedition that you can take at the end of August in the Peak District.

 

The course consists of 2 evenings and one day 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 (Almost everyone goes for the Lake District in August).

 

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 Dales

Nearest train stations  Shipley
Arrival Time  14:30

 

 

 

 

If you only want to do the training this will cost £165.

If you want to do the training and the practice it will cost £325.

 

DofE Booking Form

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Open Silver 3 day Practice Expedition.

Location: The Yorkshire Dales

Price: £198 £178 (10% discount if booked and paid for before 8th June 2020)

30 July -  1 August 2020

You will need to arrive at about 17:00 on the evening of 29th July to do the expedition on 30 July to 1 August. 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 Shipley
Arrival Time  17:00

Link to DofE Booking Form

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Open Silver Practice or Qualifying Expedition.

Location: The Peak District

Price: £166 £149 (10% discount if booked and paid for before 6th July 2020)

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.

Link to DofE Booking Form

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  2020 Gold Expedition Training, Practice Expedition and Qualifying Expedition programme.

Location: The Yorkshire Dales.

27th July - 1 August 2020

£609 per person. £548 (10% discount if booked and paid for before 8th June 2020)

Price includes all campsite fees and food during the training element

goldtrainingFor 2020 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 (Almost everyone goes for the Lake District in August).

 

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 Dales

Nearest train stations  Shipley
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.

 

DofE Booking Form

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Open Gold 3 day Practice Expedition.

Location: The Yorkshire Dales

Price: £198 £178 (10% discount if booked and paid for before 8th June 2020)

30 July -  1 August 2020

You will need to arrive at about 17:00 on the evening of 29th July to do the expedition on 30 July to 1 August. 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 Shipley
Arrival Time  17:00

Link to DofE Booking Form

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Open Gold Practice or Qualifying Expedition.

Location: The Lake District

Price: £269 £242 (10% discount if booked and paid for before 6th July 2020)

17th-21st August 2020 

Meeting details: Staveley Railway Station, Cumbria at 13:30 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.

Link to DofE Booking Form

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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.

Link to DofE Booking Form

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