Open Expeditions

We offer a choice of Bronze, Silver and Gold 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 cannot make their school’s dates or who don’t have a team to complete their expeditions with.

Expedition Programme Format

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

  • Practice: 3 days (Bronze), 4 days (Silver), 5 days (Gold)

  • Qualifying: 2 days (Bronze), 3 days (Silver), 5 days (Gold)

At all levels, the Practice Expedition includes the required Expedition Training programme. The expeditions all involve carrying full expedition equipment and camping overnight. They are all compulsory: full and successful attendance at all of the required expeditions is necessary in order for participants to be eligible to complete the DofE Expedition Section. Any participants who miss any expeditions will need to arrange to complete them at a later date or on an open expedition with another approved expedition provider.

Bronze Open Expedition Programme 1 2019

Practice Expedition: Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May 2019: The Chiltern Hills

Qualifying Expedition: Saturday 22 to Sunday 23 June 2019: The Chiltern Hills

Price: £240.00 (£200.00 + VAT) for the complete programme or £180.00 (£150.00 + VAT) for the Practice Expedition and £120.00 (£100.00 + VAT) for the Qualifying Expedition.

Bronze Open Expedition Programme 2 2019

Practice Expedition: Saturday 24 to Monday 26 August 2019: The Chiltern Hills

Qualifying Expedition: Saturday 19 to Sunday 20 October 2019: The Chiltern Hills

Price: £240.00 (£200.00 + VAT) for the complete programme or £180.00 (£150.00 + VAT) for the Practice Expedition and £120.00 (£100.00 + VAT) for the Qualifying Expedition.

Silver Open Expedition Programme 1 2019

Practice Expedition: Thursday 30 May to Sunday 2 June 2019: The Cotswold Hills

Qualifying Expedition: Friday 2 to Sunday 4 August 2019: The White Peak District

Price: £360.00 (£300.00 + VAT) for the complete programme or £240.00 (£200.00 + VAT) for the Practice Expedition and £180.00 (£150.00 + VAT) for the Qualifying Expedition.

Silver Open Expedition Programme 2 2019

Practice Expedition: Thursday 29 August to Sunday 1 September 2019: The Cotswold Hills

Qualifying Expedition: Saturday 26 to Monday 28 October 2019: The White Peak District

Price: £360.00 (£300.00 + VAT) for the complete programme or £240.00 (£200.00 + VAT) for the Practice Expedition and £180.00 (£150.00 + VAT) for the Qualifying Expedition.

Gold Open Expedition Programme 1 2019

Practice Expedition: Wednesday 24 to Sunday 28 July 2019: The Brecon Beacons

Qualifying Expedition: Wednesday 21 to Sunday 25 August 2019: The Dark Peak District

Price: £540.00 (£450.00 + VAT) for the complete programme or £300.00 (£250.00 + VAT) for the Practice Expedition and £300.00 (£250.00 + VAT) for the Qualifying Expedition.

Gold Open Expedition Programme 2 2019

Practice Expedition: Wednesday 28 August to Sunday 1 September 2019: The Brecon Beacons

Qualifying Expedition: Wednesday 30 October to Sunday 3 November 2019: The Dark Peak District

Price: £540.00 (£450.00 + VAT) for the complete programme or £300.00 (£250.00 + VAT) for the Practice Expedition and £300.00 (£250.00 + 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 Open Expedition programme are given on our Open Expedition Programme Information.

© 2019 Zest for Adventure Limited.

Company Registration Number: 10097087.

Adventure Activities Licensing Authority Provider Reference Number: R2450.

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