The Expedition Section

Our Dartmoor Expedition Gallery is here.

Achieving your Award is an adventure from beginning to end and this section can give you some of your most memorable experiences!

From sailing along the Norfolk Broads to walking in Canada or horse riding in the Brecon Beacons, it can be as far-flung or as close to home as you want it to be.  You can also choose how you want to travel – it doesn’t just have to be on foot!  You could choose to do your expedition by bike, by canoe, by kayak, by wheelchair, by sailing boat or even on a horse or llama!

Having said all that, DofE Centres may only be able to offer you walking as an option because that is where the leader expertise lies.

However you can still join an expedition elsewhere so long as it is delivered by a DofE licensed organisation. If this organisation is outside of your own licensed organisation, and not an Approved Activity Provider, it is essential that you check insurance cover..

You must be enrolled, on edofe, at the level of the expedition that you are undertaking.

Further information on the DofE Expedition section can be found here

FAQ answers are all here.

 Dorset County Council expedition timetable

All Gold Events go to Dartmoor from the Top ‘O Town Car Park, Dorchester, and back again. Details of each event will be uploaded as soon as the size of the party is more or less confirmed.

Application form, medical/consent form are required and found at the bottom of the page. 

The Kit List and Food ideas are also at the bottom of the page. Participants must be enrolled to Dorset CC. 

BURSARY. Dorset works closely with the John Thornton Young Achiever’s Foundation to support young people, enrolled through the County, to achieve more than family funds could usually support. See JTYAF Application Form


(October) Half Term Opens did not find enough takers to run.


Gold Training – Feb 21-22 on Dartmoor (bunkhouse). Feb half term  – £85

Gold Training – April 9-10 on Dartmoor (bunkhouse). Easter hols – £85

Gold Practice – April 11-13 on Dartmoor. Easter hols – £115

Gold Practice – July 4-7 on Dartmoor – £115

Gold Final – July 19-23 on Dartmoor – £135 

Activity Details will be available to download nearer the time.