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 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


Gold Final – Easter Hols Mon 2nd April to Fri 6th April – £155

  • The details for this event are here: DCC Gold Final April 2018
  • Medical/Consent Form (up to date required), Kit List are found at the bottom of this page. 

Gold Practice –  Easter Hols Tues 3 to Fri 6 April – £135

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