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 AAP, it is essential that you check the insurance cover in place for you.

AAP (Approved Activity Provider) choices are found here.

Further information on the DofE Expedition section can be found here

FAQ answers are all here.

Dorset County Council expedition timetables

Consent Form (DCC DofE Expeditions 2017) is required to attend

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


Here is the Dorset Independents and Open Exped App Form 2017 to Gold Expedition events, with costs and deadlines to apply.

The requirement is a training session, a Practice and a Final. However participants must be ready for a remotely supervised Final and may have to undergo more training if deemed needed.

Kit List, Menu ideas, Activity Details at the bottom of the page

Practice – Thursday 22/6 to Sunday 25/6 – Click 2016-17 Act Details – Gold Practice June 22-25 2017 for details

Final (could be used as a Practice)  – Thursday 13/7 to Monday 17/7

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

Bronze/Silver Practice or Final (if Practice completed)

2017 Planning day (mandatory) will be Sunday 17 September at Carey Camp

Bronze – end of Oct half term 2017 – Sat 28th and Sun 29th

Silver – end of Oct half term 2017 – Fri 27th to Sun 29th