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Expedition Provision

Zest for Adventure can offer a Duke of Edinburgh's Award Expedition Section programme at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels tailored to meet your requirements. However, the following is a typical walking expedition programme format:

Information Session

Purpose: explaining to participants and parents how the expedition programme operates

Timing: evening, ½ hour (typically combined with school’s DofE launch meeting)

Planning Session

Purpose: demonstrating expedition equipment and discussing options for obtaining it

Timing: after-school, 1 hour

Briefing Sessions

Purpose: finalising arrangements for the expedition

Timing: the week before each expedition, lunchtime, ½ hour


Training and Planning Expedition

Format: skills training and expedition planning day and then an accompanied training walk

Duration: 2 days, 1 night (Bronze, Silver and Gold)

Training and Practice Expedition (optional for Bronze)

Format: closely-supervised expedition with checkpointed training walk on the first day

Duration: 2 days, 1 night (Bronze); 3 days, 2 nights (Silver); 4 days, 3 nights (Gold)


Qualifying Expedition

Format: remotely supervised and independently assessed expedition

Duration: 2 days, 1 night (Bronze); 3 days, 2 nights (Silver); 5 days, 4 nights (including checkpointed acclimatisation walk) (Gold)


Presentation Session (optional for Bronze)

Purpose: participants giving their presentations

Timing: the second week after the Qualifying Expedition, lunchtime or after-school (depending on number of teams)

DofE Gold Expedition - The Brecon Beacons - Heading off into the Distance
DofE Gold Expedition - The Dark Peak District - Here they Come
DofE Gold Expedition - The Dark Peak District - The Weather's Closing in
Expedition Prices


Exact prices will depend on the details of the programme that you would like us to provide, as well as on your location and on the staffing requirements of your local DofE Licensed Organisation. Full details will be provided on request, but typical prices per participant are as follows:

  Bronze Expedition Programme


   Excluding Training and Practice Expedition: £140.00

   Including Training and Practice Expedition: £200.00


  Silver Expedition Programme


   Total: £280.00

  Gold Expedition Programme


   Total: £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 all 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 induction 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 an accompanied training expedition 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 Expeditions on Foot.

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:

  • 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 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.

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SHFGS - DofE Gold Qualifying 2018 - Cove

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