Open DofE
Gold Canoeing

Open Gold Canoeing Expeditions

Our Open Expeditions by Canoe are a unique way of doing your DofE Expedition on some of the UK’s picturesque rivers. Participants do not need to have any previous canoeing experience as our comprehensive Training Programme will take you from the raw beginner to a competent paddler. However, all participants must be able to competently swim at least 50 metres for safety reasons. 

Participants who attend one of the schools that we support with regular DofE Expeditions programmes should contact their DofE Manager at the school before completing their Expedition Registration Form.

2024 Open Gold Canoeing



£594.00 inc. VAT per person (£495.00 exc. VAT)

Easter 2024 Update

This Expedition programme is guaranteed to run. 

We have just 4 spaces remaining on our Open Gold Canoeing Expedition programme. Spaces are limited - once these spaces have gone, regrettably there won't be any further canoeing spaces for the 2024 season. Don't delay - please apply asap to avoid any disappointment!

If you would like to join us, please complete the Booking Form by clicking on the button below.

What's included

Training & Practice Expedition (4-days, 3-nights)

Qualifying Expedition (4.5-days, 4-nights)

All expeditions also include:

Dates & Locations

Training & Practice Expedition

Qualifying Expedition


To book a place on this Expedition Programme, simply click on the button below and complete our Open Gold Canoeing Registration & Medical Consent Form.  Please note that parents must complete this form  for any participant under the age of 18.

Once you have completed the Registration Form, please pay your deposit and your place will then be guaranteed. There is a maximum of 16 places on this expedition programme so don't delay.

DofE Expedition Information

All our DofE training is based on the DofE's Expedition Training Framework. Canoeing Training is based on the Core Paddle Skills Training and is underpinned by the British Canoeing Awarding Body regulations.

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

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