• We’re not-for-profit

    It’s all about delivering high quality, safe, activities & expeditions

    DofE Group by a gate
  • We’re Safe

    We work within ratios of 1:7 when supervising DofE groups in remote terrain

    DofE Wild Camp
  • We’re a team

    All our training resourses are available to download FREE

    D of E resourcesHill walking resources
    Some of our resources
  • We’re experienced

    While much of our business is DofE, we run other outdoor activities too.

    Winter Mountaineering flipped
  • We’re co-operative

    We work with you to create bespoke activities & DofE programmes.

    Yorkshire 3 peaks group
  • A'Level PE Rock Climbers
Link to: Duke of Edinburgh’s AwardLink to: Hill & Mountain SkillsLink to: Rock ClimbingLink to: Sponsored Events & ChallengesLink to: Winter Skills

Welcome to Lupine Adventure Co-operative

We are a not-for-profit, social enterprise, providing hill and mountain based activities for young people and adults.

We have over 15 years experience providing high quality Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) expedition programmes to schools, youth groups and individuals. We staff all expeditions in remote countryside, and all practice expeditions at a ratio of 1:7. This ensures the safety of all participants and creates a high quality learning environment.

In addition to DofE Expeditions for Schools and Youth Groups and Open DofE Expeditions for Individuals, we offer a range of other outdoor activities, challenges, courses and events.

DofE group in the Peak District

Adventure Activities Licencing Authority (AALA)

Lupine Adventure Co-operative Ltd is registered with The Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

We are licensed to provide the following activities:

  • Abseiling
  • Hill Walking & Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing.

This means that our procedures are regularly checked by highly experienced outdoor education practitioners.

You can find out more about the AALA scheme on the HSE website.

Lupine Adventure AALA licence details

Activities We Offer Include:

Competent Persons to Advise on Safety

Lupine Adventure Co-operative are deemed Competent Persons to advise on safety. This means  we are able to provide your organisation with technical advice on how to run your DofE programmes.

Featured Blog Posts

Pipe cutter

DofE Expedition Leader’s Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Pipe cutters for aluminium tent poles. If you buy replacement tent poles then you generally buy by the width and have to trim them down …

Spot tracker

Different Options for Tracking DofE Groups

So you have decided that you want to start tracking your DofE groups to help with your supervision plan or to comply with your risk …

Bloc Goggles

Goggles for Winter Walking and Mountaineering

As winter is approaching I thought I’d write a little piece on goggles for winter hill walking and how, after 15 years, I have, at last, bought …

Client Testimonials

Professional, knowledgeable, caring and positive team. They make it as enjoyable and successful as possible for everyone. I recommend Lupine Adventure Co-operative 100%.

Both Charlie and Trev showed good leadership skills and were very helpful to all members of Team Age UK.

I have no hesitation in recommending Lupine Adventure Co-op and the excellent service they provide, to any other group who are doing a similar challenge event.

Andy was a fantastic guide taking a group of students and keeping us all safe on our first alpine adventure. He made sure we were all comfortable and involved us in the route planning, providing lots of crucial training. Thank you!

For a solo hiker used to their own company I was pleased to find I was made welcome by the instructor and the group even though my pace over steep ground was slower than the rest of the group. Normally I would avoid group things like this course but I left thinking maybe I would do another more advanced navigation course.

We are a family of 5 ranging in age from 14 – 54 years old with virtually no climbing experience. Andy put together a great day of varied and challenging yet safe climbs that met all our needs. We learnt a lot and came away with happy memories of a good day out! Many thanks.