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 Programme 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.


Gold Direct Expedition Programme 2021

Training and Practice Expedition: Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 August 2021: The Brecon Beacons

Qualifying Expedition: Wednesday 27 to Sunday 31 October 2021: The Dark Peak District

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.

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Company Registration Number: 10097087.

Adventure Activities Licensing Authority Provider Reference Number: R2450.

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