Open Gold Walking Expeditions
Open Expeditions are a great way to meet new people and make lasting friendships. Our expeditions will challenge you whilst also providing you with an enjoyable and successful experience. Our Open Gold Expeditions fit into 2 categories, and can either be booked separately or together as a package:
Training & Practice Expedition - takes place in the Dark Peaks area of the Peak District
Qualifying Expedition - takes place in either the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales or the mountainous terrain of the Lake District.
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 Walking
Sun 28 July - Thurs 1 August 2024: Training & Practice Expedition, Peak District
Tues 27 - Sat 31 August 2024: Qualifying Expedition in the Lake District
Training & Practice Expedition: £309.00 inc. VAT per person (£257.50 exc. VAT)
Qualifying Expedition: £309.00 inc. VAT per person (£257.50 exc. VAT)
Training, Practice & Qualifying Expeditions: £498.00 inc. VAT per person (£415.00 exc. VAT)
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 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
Training & Practice Expedition
Dates: Sunday 28th July - Thursday 1st August 2024 (arriving 10am Sunday)
Location: Peak District
Dates: Tuesday 27th - Saturday 31st August 2024 (arriving 1:30pm Tuesday)
Location: Lake District
To book a place on this Expedition Programme, simply click on the button below and complete our Open Gold Walking 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 14 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.
All our expeditions are subject to the DofE's Expedition Requirements.
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