Organise Your Own Expedition in the UK

If you prefer to your own thing and find yourselves somewhere to do your walking assessed expedition in this country, you will need to start planning very early.   First of all, you need to find yourself a qualified mountain leader (ML) to be your expedition supervisor.  Andy Blundell is available if booked early! 

Then you need to decide on your expedition aim and choose where you want to go, find out where the campsites are and plan a suitable route.  The wild country areas are listed on the D of E Website, together with contact details for all the wild country panels, where you can go for advice.  

In July 2011, a group from Judd School did their assessed expedition in the far north of Scotland, taking Andy along as their supervisor.  They had a brilliant time and one of their campsites was a full day's walk from any road - now that's remote!  They stayed on a couple of extra days to do two fantastic mountain ridge walks - An Teallach and the Fannichs. 

In the last five years, other groups have organised their own assessed  expeditions in the Pennines around the 'Yorkshire Three Peaks', mid Wales, the Brecon Beacons and in the Lake District.  The cost of organising your own assessed expedition will depend on a number of factors: travel/transport costs, supervisor's costs, campsite fees, food and assessor's fee.

The options are many - the only limiting factor is your imagination!