Open DofE Expeditions For Individuals

 

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We run two sorts of Open Expedition programmes that can be used to help you complete the expediton section of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

 

Firstly, we run full open programs including training, practice expedition and qualifying expedition, though you can elect to do just the training or just the training and practice if you wish. 

 

Secondly, if you have engaged in expedition training but need to complete a practice or qualifying expedition you could take part in one of our open award expeditions. People sometimes have to drop out of their original expedition teams due to injury, illness, family pressures etc. If you are trained and need to join with others to complete an expedition then read on. Open expedition groups that we have not trained will not do a wild camp unless specifically requested.

 

As well as the dates listed below we can run bespoke training for individuals and small groups at a time to suit you. Please get in touch if you would like further information on this or to set a date.

 

Open Gold Dates for 2018

29 October - 2 November 2018 - Practice or Assessed expedition in the Yorkshire Dales.

 

Open Bronze Dates for 2019

28-29 September 2019 - Practice or Assessed expedition in the Peak District

 

Open Silver Dates for 2019

19-21 August 2019 - Practice or Assessed expedition in the Peak District

 

Open Gold Dates for 2019

29-31 July 2019 - Training in the Yorkshire Dales.

1-3 August 2019 - Practice expedition in the Yorkshire Dales.

19-23 August 2019 - Practice or Assessed expedition in the Lake District.

28 October - 1 November 2019 - Practice or Assessed expedition in the Yorkshire Dales.


Open Gold Practice or Qualifying Expedition. Location: The Yorkshire Dales

 

Price: £245 

29th October - 2 November 2018

 

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

 

We start the route planning for this expedition over e-mail. In late September we will set up an e-mail list for your group and you will be given the grid references of the campsites, start and finish points. You will also be send PDF maps covering the area of your expedition to help you plan and familiarise yourself with the Yorkshire Dales. Between you, you will also have to decide on the Aim for your expedition.

 

On the afternoon of 29th we will meet up and go through a navigation and emergency procedures refresher and a kit check. You will also finish the planning of your expedition with the assistance of an instructor. You will need to bring your own food for the duration of the expedition and a meal for the first evening or money to buy food in a nearby pub.

 

This price includes 4 nights camping fees and any equipment you have to borrow (other than tents for which there is a £20 hire charge and stoves which will cost £10 per stove and fuel). 

 

This expedition includes no training. It is designed for individuals who, for whatever reason, could not complete their practice or qualifying expeditions as planned (or who have been trained by us). We will need to see proof that you have received full expedition training.

Link to DofE Booking Form

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2019 Gold Expedition Training, Practice Expedition and Qualifying Expedition programme. Location: The Yorkshire Dales.

29th July - 3 August 2019

£585 per person. £525 - 10% Discount if booked by 1 June 2019

Price includes all campsite fees and food during the training element

goldtrainingFor 2019 we are running a Gold open expediton package that will include all training and a Practice Expedition in one 6 day stint and then a Qualifying Expedition that you can take at the end of August or the end of October.

 

The course consists of 3 evenings and two days of training followed immediately by a 3 day and 2 night practice expedition. During your training you will cover all areas of the DofE expedition syllabus and plan you practice expedition. You will then immediately go out on your practice expedition. You then have the choice of taking your qualifying expedition with us at the end of August in the Lake Distrcit or the end of October in the Yorkshire Dales (Almost everyone goes for the Lake District in August).

 

goldswingDuring the training element of this course food and accommodation is included in the price as are all campsite fees when on expedition. You will, however, have to supply all your expedition food as this is not included in the price. There will be an opportunity to buy food the day before the practice expedition (after the menu planning instruction).

 

Location

Yorkshire Dales

Nearest train stations  Shipley
Arrival Time  2:30pm

 

 

 

 

If you only want to do the training this will cost £199.

If you want to do the training and the practice it will cost £360.

 

DofE Booking Form

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Open Gold 3 day Practice Expedition. Location: The Yorkshire Dales


£190 £170 - 10% discount if booked before 1 June 2018

1-3 August 2019 

You will need to arrive at about 5pm on the evening of 31st July to do the expedition on 1-3 August. This price includes 3 nights camping fees and any equipment you have to borrow (other than tents for which there is a £20 hire charge and stoves for which we charge £7.50 to cover fuel costs). You will be responsible for bringing all of your expedition food as there will be no opportunity to buy any before the start of the expedition.

 

This expedition includes no training. It is designed for individuals who, for whatever reason, could not complete their practice expedition as planned. We will need to see proof that you have received full expedition training.

 

Location

Yorkshire Dales.

Nearest train stations Shipley
Arrival Time  5pm

Link to DofE Booking Form

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Open Gold Practice or Qualifying Expedition. Location: The Lake District

 

Price: £259  £233 - 10% discount if booked and paid for before 30th June 2019

19-23th August 2019  

Meeting details: Staveley Railway station, Cumbria. 13:30

Expedition ends at Windermere

 

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

 

On the afternoon of 19th we will meet up and go through a navigation and emergency procedures refresher and a kit check. You will need to bring your own food for the duration of the expedition and a meal for the first evening or money to buy food in a nearby pub.

 

This price includes 4 nights camping fees and any equipment you have to borrow (other than tents for which there is a £20 hire charge and stoves which will cost £10 per stove and fuel). 

 

This expedition includes no training. It is designed for individuals who, for whatever reason, could not complete their practice or qualifying expeditions as planned (or who have been trained by us). We will need to see proof that you have received full expedition training.

Link to DofE Booking Form

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Open Silver Practice or Qualifying Expedition. Location: The Peak District

 

Price: £159 £143 - 10% Discount if booked before 1 June 2019

19-21th August 2019  

Meeting details: Edale Railway station, Derbyshire. 10:00

Expedition ends at Edale

 

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

 

This price includes 2 nights camping fees and any equipment you have to borrow (other than tents for which there is a £20 hire charge and stoves which will cost £10 per stove and fuel). 

 

This expedition includes no training. It is designed for individuals who, for whatever reason, could not complete their practice or qualifying expeditions as planned (or who have been trained by us). We will need to see proof that you have received full expedition training.

Link to DofE Booking Form

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Open Bronze Practice or Qualifying Expedition. Location: The Peak District

 

Price: £110 £99 -10% discount if booked before 15 August 2019

28-29 September 2019

Meeting details: Edale Railway station, Derbyshire 10:00

Expedition ends at Edale

 

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

 

This price includes 1 nights camping fees and any equipment you have to borrow (other than tents for which there is a £20 hire charge and stoves which will cost £10 per stove and fuel). 

 

This expedition includes no training. It is designed for individuals who, for whatever reason, could not complete their practice or qualifying expeditions as planned (or who have been trained by us). We will need to see proof that you have received full expedition training.

Link to DofE Booking Form

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Open Gold Practice or Qualifying Expedition. Location: The Yorkshire Dales

 

Price: £259 £233 (10% discount if booked and paid for before 28th August 2019)

28th October - 1 November 2019

 

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

 

On the afternoon of 28th we will meet up and go through a navigation and emergency procedures refresher and a kit check. You will also finish the planning of your expedition with the assistance of an instructor. You will need to bring your own food for the duration of the expedition and a meal for the first evening or money to buy food in a nearby pub.

 

This price includes 4 nights camping fees and any equipment you have to borrow (other than tents for which there is a £20 hire charge and stoves which will cost £10 per stove and fuel). 

 

This expedition includes no training. It is designed for individuals who, for whatever reason, could not complete their practice or qualifying expeditions as planned (or who have been trained by us). We will need to see proof that you have received full expedition training.

Link to DofE Booking Form

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Thank you once again Andy for the terrific experience.

I have now got kitted out with all the correct things that I didnt have first time round. The vital things really, like a roll mat, a mug and well, a bag. A tad smaller but much easier to carry.

I would love to go back up there and complete another adventure with Lupine. Apologies in advance if you thought you could get rid of me that easily and thank you so much once again

Beth Castle
(Gold Training and Practice)

 

I felt apprehensive about doing my gold final expedition up in the Yorkshire Dales with people I'd never met before.  However Lupine Adventure Co-operative were professional and friendly and it was the most enjoyable DofE expedition that I've been on.

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Contact [with the supervisor] was just about right, and they didn't interrupt the flow - it was helpful to see them and they suggested improvements and broke up the day (and gave you confidence that you were going the right way..)

Neha Dhariwal
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Overall, everything was well planned and organised. A thouroghly enjoyable experience!

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