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Direct Expeditions


We offer a choice of DofE Direct walking expedition programmes run by friendly and experienced leaders who specialise in DofE expeditions. These expedition programmes are ideal for individuals or small groups who are enrolled with DofE Direct.

Expedition Format


Zest for Adventure’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Direct Expedition Programmes comprise:

  • Training and Practice: 5 days

  • Qualifying: 5 days

The expeditions both involve carrying full expedition equipment and camping overnight. They are both compulsory: full and successful attendance at both of the required expeditions is necessary in order for participants to be eligible to complete the DofE Expedition Section. Any participants who miss either expedition will need to arrange to complete t at it later date or on an open expedition with another approved expedition provider.

DofE Gold Expedition - The Brecon Beacons - At the Top of the Valley

Gold Direct Expedition Programme


The following Gold Direct Expeditions are currently scheduled. Additional expeditions will be added in due course.







Price: £480.00 (£400.00 + VAT) for the complete programme or £240.00 (£200.00 + VAT) for the Training and Practice Expedition and £240.00 (£200.00 + VAT) for the Qualifying Expedition.

The price includes:

  • All training, supervision and assessment costs

  • Team equipment

  • Venue hire and campsite fees

  • Any transportation required whilst on expedition

The price does not include:

  • Personal equipment

  • Expedition food

  • Transport to the start and from the finish of each expedition

Full information packs are provided prior to each expedition.

Full details of our current Direct Expedition programme are given on our Direct Expedition Programme Information.

Booking Process


Please download the booking form and complete electronically, then save a copy for your records and email back to us. As long as the form is sent from the email address given on the booking form, the signature may be typed. Payment should be made by bank transfer, using the participant's name as a reference.

DofE Gold Expedition - The Dark Peak District - Sheltering during Lunch Break
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