Gold Walking Expeditions

Before you undertake a qualifying expedition in wild country, you must successfully complete a training programme that covers all aspects of the DofE Training Framework and at least one practice expedition.  Once both the training and the practice expedition have been signed off by your supervisor, you can take part in an qualifying expedition.

Taking part in the training is not sufficient to be signed off - you must demonstrate your personal competence!  If it is not possible to complete the training, due to exceptional circumstances such as illness, you will be able to pick up where you left off the following year.  Click here for our 2020 dates.

1. Expedition Training

Our expedition training programme comprise two days of Tonbridge-based training and two days of navigation training on Dartmoor.  The cost of our training programme is £100.  This price includes travel by minibus and campsite fees but not food.  

2. Practice Expedition

We run two practice expedition trips, one to the Lake District in July and one to the Peak District in August.  The cost of a practice expedition is £180.  This price includes travel by minibus and campsite fees but not food.  

3.  Qualifying Expedition

We run two qualifying expedition trips, one to the Lake District in July and one to the Peak District in August.  These are run concurrently with the practice expeditions.  The cost of a qualifying expedition is £190.  This price includes travel by minibus, campsite fees and your assessor's fee, but not food.  

You can complete elements of the programme in different years.  For instance, you could complete the weekend training and Dartmoor trip in 2020, but do your practice expedition in 2021. 

HOW TO BOOK

Our online booking form must be completed by your parent or legal guardian if you are under 18 years of age.  When you submit the form, you will be taken to the Payment page

HOW TO PAY

After completing the booking form, you will be taken to the online payment form.  You can pay by credit card or via your PayPal account.  There are five options to choose from.  You must pay at least the initial deposit.  However, you could also choose make a single payment covering two or three elements of the programme

If you only pay the initial deposit, payment for the practice expedition and the qualifying expedition must be made NO LATER THAN 4 WEEKS BEFORE DEPARTURE.

Click here to book your place.