Open DofE
Silver Walking

Open Silver Walking Expeditions

Our Open Silver Walking Expeditions are a great way of doing your DofE Expedition in the beautiful and scenic Peak District. Training and Practice Expeditions take place in the Hope Valley whilst our Qualifying Expeditions are in the less touristy areas of the Staffordshire Moorlands.

We will be running a number of Open Silver Expeditions in August & October 2020. These will be available for individuals or small groups to book.

Discounts available under our "price promise pledge" for participants previously registered with ourselves for 2020 Expeditions which have been unable to go ahead due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Please contact us for details.

Training & Practice Expedition

£174.00 pp (inc. VAT)

  • 3-days with 2 overnight camps.

  • All aspects of the DofE Common Training Framework at Silver level including navigation and compass skills.

  • Training & supervision by our team of qualified Expedition Leaders.

2020 Dates

17 - 19 August 2020: Peak District (full)

17 - 19 October 2020: Peak District (4 spaces)

Qualifying Expedition

£174.00 pp (inc. VAT)

  • 3-days with 2 overnight camps.

  • Supervision and assessment by our team of qualified Expedition Leaders & Assessors.

  • Assessor Report uploaded onto eDofE.

2020 Dates

30 August - 1 Sept 2020: Peak District (full)

23 - 25 October 2020: Peak District (4 spaces)

Also included as standard:

  • Online Factsheets including kit lists, menu ideas and other key information.

  • Camp site fees.

  • Inclusive use of our Group Equipment - tents, stoves, maps, map cases and group first-aid kits.

  • Includes all fuel (230g gas cylinders compatible with our Trangia stoves).

  • Joining Instructions prior to each event.

  • Public Liability Insurance (£10million), AALA and AAP Licences.

  • Expedition On-Call Support – dedicated “home contact” support during expeditions.

COVID-19 Procedures

All our expeditions will comply with COVID-19 safe procedures including:

  • A COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire will be sent to all attendees (participants and leaders) prior to attending.

  • Restricting the numbers on each expedition to comply with current Government social distancing rules.

  • 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 and fuel 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.

  • Expedition dates set to avoid Fridays and Saturdays which are likely to be busier than other days.

Full details will be sent to participants on confirmation of dates, along with the Joining Instructions.

DofE Expedition Information

All our DofE training is based on the DofE's Common Training Framework at each level. Canoeing Training also incorporates the Paddle Skills Training.

All our expeditions are subject to the DofE's 20 Expedition Conditions.

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