Hampshire DofE Gold Award open expeditions

Open to ages 16 to 24

For 2018, we are running a Gold Open Expedition package that includes:

  • 2 days of training
  • 3 day practice expedition
  • a qualifying expedition

Gold Open Expedition Package


  • Monday 9th April to Friday 13th April, 2018
  • Sunday 15th July to Thursday 19th July, 2018



  • Set off location: Winchester
  • Set off time: 6am


£300 per person per expedition.

Price includes campsite fees and food during the training element. Expedition food is not included in the price. You will have an opportunity to buy food on the day before the expedition.

About this expedition

During the training session, you will cover the DofE expedition syllabus and plan your practice expedition. You will then go out on your practice expedition.

You will have a couple of months to reflect on, and practice, what you learned. You can then take your qualifying expedition with us from Sunday 15th to Thursday 19 July, 2018.

Open Gold Qualifying Expedition


Sunday 15th July to Thursday 19th July, 2018


£300. Price includes 4 nights camping fees.


Lake District

  • Set off location: Winchester
  • Set off time: 1pm

About this expedition

This expedition can count as a practice or a qualifying expedition.

We carry out route planning over e-mail. In June we will set up an e-mail list for your group. You will receive the grid references for the campsites and a route plan.

On the planning day we check your route card. You will plot your route on a map and link it with the route cards of your team to complete an expedition map. Decide on the aim of your expedition.

On the afternoon of 15th July, we will cover:

  • navigation
  • emergency procedures
  • kit check

You will need to bring your own food for the expedition. You will also need to bring a meal for the first evening, or money to buy food in the nearby pub.

This expedition is for people who couldn't complete their practice or qualifying expeditions.

Training is not included. You will need to provide evidence that you have received expedition training from a Hampshire DofE Centre.


Please sent all enquiries to:

Stuart Cousens
Phone: 01962 876315
Mobile: 07714 768182