Hampshire DofE Gold Challenge Expedition

Open to ages 16 to 24

Excellent trainers, supportive, informative, challenging and friendly
 Participant feedback, 2020
Enjoyable yet challenging experience. That pushes you individually and as a team. Definitely the best DofE yet, I had so much fun
 Participant feedback, 2020
Challenging, good fun and definitely worth it
 Participant feedback, 2020
Go for it! You will be in good hands
 Participant feedback, 2020
Everything was perfect! Up to date, flexible, achievable, hard work and challenging. Really well organized. Thank you!
 Parent feedback, 2020

Dates

Practice and Assessed. Saturday 24 to Friday 30 July 2021 - South Downs.
Price - £285 - SOLD OUT

23 to 29 August 2021 Price - £285 (includes camping) - NEW DATE

23 to 29 October 2021 Price - £285 (includes camping)

11 to 17 April 2022 Price - £285 (includes camping)

25 to 31 July 2022 Price - £285 (includes camping)

DofE Gold Challenge April and July 21

DofE Expedition Kit List and Itinerary

The DofE Expedition Kit List is your essential checklist when preparing the kit you need for your DofE expedition. Hampshire Outdoors will provide tents, stoves, pans, gas, maps and compasses. 

Expedition food

As you will be providing your own food for the duration of the expeditions see the eating on your expedition resource.

Acclimatisation day

  • Meet and greet, get to know each other and get into our expedition teams
  • With your instructor you will find a suitable pitch and put up tents
  • Your instructor will go conduct a kit and bag check. Making sure you are fully prepared
  • With your instructor, you will plan your expedition route
  • For dinner you can cook on stoves or head into Winchester for dinner. Staff will be on hand to ensure everyone has a full belly ready for the start of the expedition the following day
  • After dinner, you will head to the classroom for a group briefing on the Countryside Code, First Aid and Emergency procedures
  • Meet your assessor who will give you a detailed expedition briefing and agree assessment route meet locations

Practice Day 1

  • Winchester to East Meon – 29km - Total ascent 635.14m

Practice Day 2

  • East Meon to Cocking – 30km – Total ascent 848m

Assessed Day 1

  • Cocking to Washington – 30km – Total ascent 667m

Assessed Day 2

  • Washington to Pyecome – 24km – Total ascent 664m

Assessed Day 3

  • Pyecome to Southease – 25km – Total ascent 540m

Assessed Day 4 (Final Day!)

  • Southease to Eastbourne Pier – 26km – Total ascent 700m
  • Debrief with your assessor
  • Wave goodbye to your team and head home

How to book your place

  1. If you want to sign up you must be over the age of 16 and enrolled onto the Gold DofE Award.
  2. Book online
  3. Or drop us an email if you have any further questions.

Contact

Send enquiries to:

Stuart Cousens
stuart.cousens@hants.gov.uk
Mobile: 07714 768182