Gold Open Expeditions

Our dates for Gold open expeditions for 2018 are as follows:

Walking : £455 per person

  • Practice : 23rd – 27th July Peaks
  • Qualifier : 13th – 17st August Brecon Beacons

Canoeing : £455 per person plus £125 per person canoe and equipment hire (£580 total)

Expedition 1:

  • Practice : 2nd – 6th April River Trent
  • Qualifier : 17th - 21st July River Wye

Expedition 2:

  • Practice : 30th July - 3rd August, River Severn
  • Qualifier : 20th - 24th August, River Wye

Walking Expedition locations : The Peak District and The Brecon Beacons

We offer our practice expedition in The Peak District National Park and our qualifier in The Brecon Beacons. This allows participants to experience new places and keeps a higher level of challenge as necessary for the Gold award. We are running a team for this expedition with a reduction in the number of hours journeying and an increased focus on aims work, at the request of one of our participants with a long-standing injury. This team will do approx. 4 hours journeying each day and 4 hours aim work, with equipment drop off at camp for those who require it. Please contact us if you'd like more information on this expedition.

Canoeing Expedition locations : River Trent, River Severn and River Wye

Our canoe expeditions allow participants to see the midlands from a new perspective, offering a vast array of wildlife and varied scenery, from farm land to towns and The National Forest. There's plenty to explore on the river banks, and a few sections of fast moving water to keep things interesting.

Information for both walking and canoeing expeditions :

Participants must provide their own food for the duration of each expedition and their own personal kit, however during the training and planning days we will discuss menus and help the team to plan so that they can each bring some team food and cook together for the expeditions. Campsite fees, tent hire, stoves and all group safety equipment are included in what we charge.

The training dates give participants opportunity to bond with their team as well as learn the skills they will require for the expedition and therefore we ask that all our open participants complete all 10 days. To book on please get in touch via our 'contact us' page or give us a call. We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking which is fully refundable should the expedition not reach the required minimum numbers by 1 month prior to the start date.

Participants need to be registered with the award scheme prior to taking part in the expeditions, and we will need your eDofE number in order to upload the assessor's report to say that you have completed the expedition.


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