Hampshire DofE Gold Award open expeditions

Open to ages 16 to 24

For 2019, we are running a Gold Open Expedition package that includes:

  • Training
  • Planning day
  • Practice Expedition
  • Qualifying Expedition

Gold Open Expedition Package


  • Monday 8 March to Sunday 10 March 2019 - Training weekend
  • Monday 8 April to Thursday 11 April 2019 - Practice Expedition
  • Sunday 1 June 2019 - Planning day (This day is mandatory for all those attending the qualifying expedition)
  • Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July 2019 - Qualifying Expedition


Brecon Beacons, Peak District, Lake District


£675 full Gold programme.

Price includes campsite fees. Expedition food is not included in the price. Please buy this before any training or Expedition element.

About this expedition

During the training session, you will cover the DofE expedition syllabus and plan your practice Expedition.

A mandatory planning day will take place before your qualifying Expedition to ensure that everyone participates in the planning. 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 Monday 15 to Friday 19 July, 2019.

Open Gold training and practice Expedition


  • Friday 8 March to Sunday 10 March 2019
  • Monday 8 April to Thursday 11 April 2019


£375. Price includes camping fees.


Brecon Beacons and Peak District

Open Gold Qualifying Expedition


Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July 2019


£325. Price includes camping fees.


Lake District

About this expedition

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

We carry out route planning at a mandatory planning day on the 1st June 2019. You will then plan your final Expedition with your team.

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 planning day, we will also 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.

You will need to provide evidence that you have received expedition training from a Hampshire DofE Centre.


Please sent all enquiries to:

Fiona Smith
Phone: 01962 876315
Mobile: 07718 974692