Free 'Off the Map' T-Shirt for every expedition team member


Open Expeditions On Foot For Individuals

Expedition Overview

Come and join one of our DofE Open canoeing expeditions.   These courses are ideal if you need to join an expedition team to complete your expedition.  


  • Training and Practice Expeditions
  • Qualifying and Assessment Expeditions
  • Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards


Your training will be comprehensive.  You'll spend time on a sheltered lake where you'll practice paddle strokes and other canoe handling techniques.  Your water emergency procedures will be well practiced before you head out on expedition.


  • Canoe handling paddling techniques
  • Buoyancy aids, throw lines and other safety equipment
  • Hazards and water emergency procedures
  • Weather, clothing and equipment 
  • Navigation, planning and route cards 
  • Camp craft, cooking and nutrition
  • Environmental knowledge 

There are lots of 'hard' skills to cover but more importantly you'll be developing your interpersonal skills and new communication techniques.  It's the 'team' that will make your expedition a success or failure.  A strong and cohesive team will overcome any lack of technical skills.

Meet Your Expedition Team

We’ll make it easy for you to meet everyone before the expedition so you can set your expedition aim, start planning and complete route cards. You’ll be a team before you even set foot on the hills!

Expedition Supervisors, Instructors and Assessors.

Our staff are friendly and enthusiastic, and most have experienced the Duke of Edinburgh scheme as young people so understand the challenge ahead of you. 

Choose Your Own Date and Location

If you have a group of at least 4 people we may be able to run a bespoke expedition on a date and location that suits you.  The next step is to give us a call or drop us an email with your details.

And you’ll get a free ‘Expedition T-Shirt’!

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 We provide the following kit for the course

  • Canoes, paddles and barrels
  • Buoyancy aids and helmets
  • Throw lines 
  • Tents
  • Rucksacks
  • Roll mats and sleeping bags
  • Cooking equipment
  • First Aid kits
  • Maps, compasses and map cases

Our expeditions locations

  • Northumberland
  • Lake District
  • Yorkshire Dales

Additional services and costs included

  • Campsite fees
  • Assessment Reports

Expedition Dates

Please use the Contact Us button for booking.