Expedition

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.

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 County Council expedition timetable

2017

Gold Final – Friday 20/10 to Tues 24/10 (1/2 term) – POSTPONED to Easter 

Silver Final (could be used as a Practice) – end of Oct 1/2 term – Fri 27 to Sun 29

Unfortunately we did not have enough to fill a team.

This link may help you to find another team, with a commercial provider: https://www.dofe.info/finder/Default.aspx?ResultsOnPage=20&UserType=2&grp1=45&grp2=13

Bronze Final (could be used as a Practice) – end of Oct 1/2 term – Sat 28 and Sun 29

Unfortunately we did not have enough to fill a team.

This link may help you to find another team, with a commercial provider: https://www.dofe.info/finder/Default.aspx?ResultsOnPage=20&UserType=2&grp1=45&grp2=13

2018

Gold Final/Practice – 1st week of Easter 2018 – exact dates tbc (probably 2nd to the 6th)

Gold Training – Easter Hols – Tues 3 and Wed 4 April – £85

Gold Training – Easter Hols – Mon 9 and Tues 10 April – £85

Gold Practice – Thurs 28 June to Sun 1 July £135

Gold Final/Practice Mon 16 July to Fri 20 July £155

Gold Final/Practice – Fri 19 Oct to Tues 23 Oct £155

Silver Final/Practice – Fri 26 Oct to Sun 28 Oct £115

Bronze Final/Practice -Sat 27 Oct to Sun 28 Oct £95

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