Silver Open Expeditions

Our Duke of Edinburgh's Award Silver Open Expedition dates for 2018 are as follows:

Canoeing : £340 per person plus £100 per person canoe and equipment hire.

  • Practice :
    28th - 31th May, River Trent (includes an additional training day)
    17th - 20th July, river Wye
  • Qualifier :
    28th - 31th July, River Severn (includes a training and preparation day)
    30th July - 3rd August, river Severn
  • Practice : From Staffordshire to Derbyshire, the practice expedition takes in a beautiful, remote stretch of the river Trent, passing through farmland before entering The National Forest and into the brewery town of Burton upon Trent. The 4 days will allow participants to gain all the necessary skills to enjoy a safe and successful qualifying expedition on the Severn.
  • Qualifier : The qualifying expedition will be on the river Severn, and the team will plan their route during the practice expedition. They will demonstrate their rescue skills and refresh their canoe training on day 1, and make sure they are fully prepared and correctly kitted up for the expedition.

What’s included?

Participants must provide their own food for the duration of each expedition and their own personal kit, however during the training weekend 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 and hire of group safety equipment, tents and stoves are included in the expedition price.

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 8 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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