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

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Open Expeditions On Foot For Individuals

Expedition Overview

Come and join one of our DofE Open expeditions on foot.   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


On Foot

You 'll gain the skills to be a valued expedition team member.  Whether you develop a talent for navigation or a flair for camp cooking you'll develop skills that will be essential to the success the expedition. During you training we'll cover the following subjects.

  

  • Weather, clothing and equipment 
  • Navigation, planning and route cards 
  • Camp craft, cooking and nutrition
  • Environmental knowledge 
  • Hazards and emergency procedures 


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

  • 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


Need a different date? Please 'Contact Us' with your specific dates.

Silver DofE - Peak District 3-5 July

SILVER DOFE - CHEVIOT HILLS 26-28 May

Gold DOFE - CHEVIOT HILLS 4-7 April