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Practice -
2 days (min), 2 nights
Qualifier - 3 days, 2 nights
Planned Activity - 7 hours each day
Environment - Normal rural, open countryside or forest – unfamiliar to groups

4-7 participants in a team
Accommodation - Camping or other simple self-catering accommodation (e.g. camping barns or bunkhouses).

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Below are examples of Silver DofE Expedition itineraries but are subject to change to best suit group and conditions on the day.

Training & Practice Expedition

DAY 1 - Training

  • Tents & Camp Management

  • Map Skills & Navigation

  • Afternoon walk

  • Cooking & Safety

  • Qualifying Route Cards

DAY 2 - Practice

  • Bag Packing & Fitting

  • Day Walk - Full Kit

  • Further navigation skills and consider tackling more difficult terrain

  • Review Countryside Code

  • Review First aid skills

  • Supervise Camping & Cooking

DAY 3 - Practice

  • Day walk - Full Kit

  • Remote supervision and check pointing

  • Supervise Camping & Cooking

DAY 4 - Practice

  • Day walk - Full kit

  • Remote supervision and check pointing

  • Debrief by group leader

Qualifier Expedition

DAY 1 - Qualifier

  • Meet & Greet

  • Kit Check & Bag Pack

  • Confirm check points and review hazards and emergency procedures 

  • Group complete planned route

  • Supervised Tent Build

  • Supervised Cooking

  • Confirm locations of on-call staff

DAY 2 - Qualifier

  • Discuss and confirm day check points review hazards and emergency procedures

  • Group pack down camp

  • Group complete planned route

  • Supervise Camping & Cooking

  • Confirm locations of on-call staff

DAY 3 - Qualifier

  • Discuss and confirms day check points review hazards and emergency procedures

  • Group pack down camp

  • Group complete planned route

  • Assessor debrief (group presentation where planned)

  • Use of our group equipment.

  • Expedition kit for those who don't have it.

    • Tents Trangia stoves + pans and fuel
      Group First aid kits
      Maps and Compass
      Group shelters
      Coloured Rucksack covers
      Water Purification

  • Comprehensive training covering all aspects of the DofE syllabus.

  • Supervision by qualified staff throughout the expedition. All of our staff hold the relevant leader qualification and are first aid trained and DBS checked. 

  • DofE Accredited Assessors for the qualifying expedition.

  • Camping fees. Camping will be on a campsite, sometimes with limited facilities.

  • All Logistics

  • 24 hour Emergency Back-Up

  • 1 free staff place for every 14 participants.

What Do You Need To organise?

Despite most things being provided in our packages we do require some planning and organising from the schools and groups who would like to bring participants.

  • All your own Food

  • Personal equipment Waterproofs, Boots, Sleeping bags, Roll mats

  • To recruit as many participants as possible

  • Confirm the completion of any in-house administration within your organisation, school or group to authorise the expedition.

  • Plan transportation to and from the expedition venue yourself. You are welcome to use public transport for this.


We invite you to contact us directly and discuss your requirements at any time.

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