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Expedition Provision

DofE Gold Expedition - The Dark Peak District - Here they Come
DofE Gold Expedition - The Brecon Beacons - Heading off into the Distance

Zest for Adventure's qualified, experienced and enthusiastic leaders deliver professional and well-planned Duke of Edinburgh's Award expedition programmes at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. These create inspiring, enjoyable and great-value adventures for your participants. All our expedition programmes can be tailored to meet your requirements. However, the following are our most popular options:

Bronze Expedition Programme Options

Silver Expedition Programme Options

Gold Expedition Programme Options

All expedition programmes comply with DofE requirements in every respect. However, the Enhanced Programmes provide the benefit of 2 days’ extra training and practice.

Expedition Prices


Exact prices will depend on the details of the programme that you would like us to provide. Full details will be provided on request, but typical prices per participant are as follows:

  Bronze Expedition Programme


   Standard Programme: £180.00

   Enhanced Programme: £240.00


   Silver Expedition Programme


   Standard Programme: £260.00

   Enhanced Programme: £320.00

  Gold Expedition Programme


   Standard Programme: £340.00

   Enhanced Programme: £400.00

VAT will be added to all prices at the applicable rate.

Participant Presentations


Teams deliver an expedition presentation after the completion of their qualifying expedition. Here are a few presentations given by some of our recent successful teams:




All trainers, supervisors and assessors are appropriately qualified in walking leadership and first aid. All assessors are nationally accredited DofE Assessors. All expedition leaders have enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service clearance. They carry appropriate safety equipment with them at all times.

All expedition leaders are required to successfully complete our leader training programme prior to the start of each expedition season. They are then regularly monitored throughout the season.

All participants are required to have successfully completed a skills training day and an accompanied training walk before being allowed to undertake an unaccompanied expedition. Teams carry appropriate safety equipment with them at all times.

Zest for Adventure is regularly inspected by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority and holds an Adventure Activities Licence for Trekking.

Zest for Adventure holds membership of Pharos Response, which provides us with comprehensive emergency response support in the event of a serious incident.

Zest for Adventure is insured with Activities Industry Mutual and holds £5,000,000 public liability insurance for mountain walking.



Zest for Adventure is regularly inspected by The Duke of Edinburgh's Award and is an Approved Activity Provider for the Expedition Section for Bronze, Silver and Gold Expeditions.

All our programmes are thoroughly reviewed prior to the start of each expedition season, and on an ongoing basis, to ensure that they continue to lead the way in Duke of Edinburgh's Award expedition provision.

We run a comprehensive leader training programme for our expedition leaders prior to the start of each expedition season.



Zest for Adventure is a member of the Institute for Outdoor Learning and is committed to abide by its professional Code of Conduct.



Zest for Adventure has been successfully providing Duke of Edinburgh's Award expeditions since 2010.

All our expedition leaders are experienced and enthusiastic Duke of Edinburgh's Award expedition specialists.



Our team provides the following support to schools:

  • Running of all in-school and online expedition sessions: information sessions, planning sessions, briefing sessions, presentation sessions

  • Production of all expedition documentation

  • Production of laminated route maps for teams and leaders for each expedition

  • Production of comprehensive team and leader packs for each expedition

  • Production of detailed assessor’s reports at the end of each expedition programme


We can also provide the following optional services, if required:

  • All expedition communication with school staff

  • All expedition communication with participants/parents/guardians

  • Additional welfare leaders (in place of school leaders)

  • Provision of team equipment: tents, stoves, fuel, compasses, maps

Some of these options will incur extra charges. This will be advised in our quotation.



We are able to put you in contact with some of the DofE Managers of the schools we work for, if you would like to obtain references on us prior to committing to booking one of our expedition programmes.

Expedition Presentation
SHFGS - DofE Gold Qualifying 2018 - Cove
DofE Gold Expedition - The Dark Peak District - The Weather's Closing in

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