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 application form.

 Dorset County Council expedition timetable

2017

Gold Final (could be used as a Practice) – Friday 20/10 to Tues 24/10 (1/2 term) 

  • Details of this event: tbc
  • £150
  • Please enquire as to availability  as soon as possible
  • Deposit, application and consent forms will be required to confirm place – bottom of the page
  • The Gold DofE Expedition Training Framework is to be found here
  • A successful final

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

Planning day (mandatory) will be Sunday 17 September at Carey Camp

  • Details of this event: tbc
  • £110
  • Please enquire as to availability  as soon as possible
  • Deposit, application and consent forms will be required to confirm place – bottom of the page
  • The Silver DofE Expedition Training Framework is to be found here
  • A successful final

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

Planning day (mandatory) will be Sunday 17 September at Carey Camp

  • Details of this event: tbc
  • £90
  • Please enquire as to availability  as soon as possible
  • Deposit, application and consent forms will be required to confirm place – bottom of the page
  • The Bronze DofE Expedition Training Framework is to be found here
  • A successful final

2018

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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