Open DofE Gold Walking
Our 5-days, 4-nights Training & Practice Expeditions include:
2-days, 2-nights Training covering all aspects of the DofE Common Training Framework at Gold level including advanced navigation in remote countryside.
3-days, 2-nights Practice Expedition, remotely supervised by our team of qualified and experienced Expedition Leaders.
Our 5-days, 4-nights Qualifying Expeditions include:
Preparation day and overnight camp, including refresher training, comprehensive kit check and Assessor briefing.
4-days, 3-nights Qualifying Expedition, remotely supervised by our team of qualified and experienced Expedition Leaders.
Assessment by a DofE Accredited Assessor and completion of Assessors Report to eDofE.
Assessment of Expedition Presentation.
All expeditions also include:
Pastoral supervision on camp.
Camp site fees
Tents, stoves, fuel, group first aid kit and route maps provided for each individual participant.
Public Liability Insurance of £10million, AALA Licence and DofE AAP Licence.
Dates & Locations
There are currently no plans to deliver any Open Gold Expeditions.
A COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire will be sent to all attendees (participants and leaders) prior to attending. Please complete this form within 48 hours of the expedition and handed in on arrival.
Restricting the numbers on each expedition to comply with current Government social distancing rules. We have separate routes and campsite locations that we will be using, with a maximum of 14 participants (2 teams) on each route.
All participants must bring their own hand sanitiser and face coverings. There will also be a supply of these available on the expedition.
Participants will be issued with their own tent, stove, fuel and group first aid kit for the duration of the expedition. Participants will not share group equipment or food.
Campsites will be disinfecting and cleaning communal areas (toilets and washing-up areas) regularly and all users must follow the campsite rules.
Participants should travel to/from the expedition areas within their household or social bubble. If using public transport, participants must comply with Government rules and wear face masks.
Leaders will be undertaking a Lateral Flow Test prior to the expedition, and we encourage all participants to also complete a test.
Expeditions follow the National Youth Agency COVID-19 guidelines which has been aligned with the UK Government's roadmap issued on 22nd February 2021. Please be aware that dates or the type of programme may change if the UK Government's targets for transition to future steps are not met.
Please click here for our factsheet on COVID-19 procedures.
DofE Expedition Information
All our DofE training is based on the DofE's Common Training Framework at each level. Canoeing Training is based on the British Canoeing training syllabus and the DofE's Paddle Skills Training.
All our expeditions are subject to the DofE's 20 Expedition Conditions.
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