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Duke Of Edinburgh's Award- Gold Expedition

Duke Of Edinburgh's Award- Gold Expedition

At Gold Level we only offer Open Canoe Expeditions as we firmly believe that it is the best way of doing your Gold Expedition section. We offer set programmes for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Gold Expedition which include all aspects of training and assessment. We will provide all equipment required and give as much training as we feel is needed. 

Whatever your Duke of Edinburgh's Award needs we can help.

Full Package from just £500pp for 10 days.

Training and Practice Expedition from just  £300pp. 

Qualifying Expedition from just £250pp.

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At Gold level this is where the Duke of Edinburgh's Award really comes into it own and once you are on your qualifying expedition you will be really remote and will have to rely on the skills and knowledge learned over your training period. 

As with previous programmes we will have a standard 2 days of intensive training which will cover all aspects of the syllabus. From then we will have a longer practice expedition to ensure that you are familiar with the Award. The qualifying expedition is the 5 days and 4 nights of remote Open Canoeing. We use a number of sites across the country and can offer advice on the best locations for Gold Awards.

Examples  for water based expeditions would be River Spey, River Wye, Loch Tay, River Severn, River Dee.

Our programme's are as follows:

Part One

  • Two days intensive training.

This will be based in a bunkhouse or camping and will include all aspects of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. 

  • Three day/ two night practice expedition 
This will include two nights of camping. You will be given additional training until our leaders are happy and confident that you can be let off on your own. After this you will be remotely supervised by our experienced and qualified Duke of Edinburgh staff teams.You will be met at your camp by our leaders who will supervise campcraft and cooking and will offer debriefs.


Cost: £300 per person. This is based on a minimum group size of 10. 

Part Two

  • Five day/ Four night Qualifying Expedition.(including familiarisation day)

This will be remotely supervised by our qualified Duke of Edinburgh's Award assessors. We include a refresher day at the start of the expedition to make sure you are happy with your map work and paddling skills etc 

We specialise in Open Canoe expeditions and will guide you on and off the water.


Cost: From £250 per person. This is based on a minimum group size of 10


Do both together and we offer a 10% discount.   

We don't include campsite fees or food costs in our pricing. We will be available at route planning stage to offer advice on food choices. 

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Previous Expediton Locations:

River Spey, Scotland. 

River Severn and Vrynwy, North Wales/Shropshire.

River Wye, South Wales.

Lake and River Tay, Scotland.

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