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 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 Council. 

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-Dorset DofE From 2019



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

Here are the Activity Details for April’s training. Please note that even tho’ we are in a bunkhouse you must bring all kit as per the kit list found at the bottom of the page. Aside from being dressed appropriately for the Moor, you have to be ready for anything the weather and terrain could throw at you. Cheques must be payable to DORSET COUNCIL as at April 1 2019 

For those proceeding from the above training straight into the Practice on Thursday April 11 – we will be staying at Dewerstone on the Wed night so you’ll need to bring another dinner (or maybe we can go “out”) and breakfast.  

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

Here are the Activity Details for April’s Practice. Please read them carefully. Cheques must be payable to DORSET COUNCIL as at April 1 2019 

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.