DofE Gold Walking

Training & Practice Expedition
(minimum 4 days)

Training Day

Practice Expedition

Qualifying Expedition
(5 days including travel day)

Travel & Preparation Day

Qualifying Expedition

Travelling long distances?

We can deliver a bespoke package which combines Navigation Training & Practice Expedition into a 5-day activity to reduce travel time and costs.

Bunkhouse accommodation can also be arranged for non-expedition days (separate cost applies).

Direct Entrants

In addition to the standard Gold Training, we encourage Direct Entry participants to attend a lowland level Residential Training to build a solid foundation.

All Packages include:

Canoeing Expeditions

Fancy canoeing instead? We offer Gold Canoeing Expedition programmes with journeys taking place on rivers such as the Trent, Soar, Severn or Wye. Alternatively, for this most special of Awards, how about a trip along the Caledonian Canal from Fort William to Inverness, taking in the breathtaking views of Ben Nevis and Loch Ness. See if you can spot Nessie along the way! 

All Canoe Expedition packages include our standard package as above plus all paddle skills training from our qualified Paddlesport Leaders. Packages also include canoes, paddles, buoyancy aids, dry bags, throw lines and all canal licences.