Gold Walking Expeditions

Before you undertake an assessed 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 assessed expedition.

All three elements of the training programme must be completed successfully.  On completion, you should be competent to complete your assessed venture in wild country.  Taking part in the training is not sufficient to be signed off - you must demonstrate your personal competence!

You will not be able to undertake the practice expedition until you have successfully completed the training elements of the course.  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 2019 dates.

1. Expedition Training and Practice Expedition

The cost of our training and practice expedition programme is £280.  This price includes travel by minibus and campsite fees but not food.  

You can either pay for this in two parts, a £110 payment for the training and a £170 payment for the practice expedition, or you pake a single payment to cover both elements.  You will be taken to the payment page when you complete the booking form.  

If you choose to pay in two instalments, you can return to the payment page at any time up to 4 weeks before the practice expedition to make the second payment.

You can complete elements of the programme in different years.  For instance, you could complete the weekend training and Dartmoor trip in 2019, but do your practice expedition in 2020. 


  1. Booking Form : this online 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.
  2. Booking Payment : choose one of the three options to pay by credit card or via your PayPal account.

2.  Assessed Expedition

The cost of your assessed expedition will depend on where you choose to go.  If you do it with Tonbridge Gold in either the Lake District or the Peak District, the cost will be £195.  Click here for further details and to book a place.