DofE Open Expeditions

DofE Walking

DofE Open Gold Yorkshire Dales

In addition to our Schools & Youth Groups DofE expedition packages, we also provide Open Expeditions. These are DofE expeditions that are made available to all DofE participants to join as an individual or as a small group. To be classed as an Open Expedition, the expedition must:

  • Have been openly advertised in a way that participants from a number of different centres will have seen the opportunity.
  • Include a direct contract between the participants and the provider, rather than being through the Centre or Licensed Organisation and the expedition provider.
  • Include participants from more than one centre undertaking the expedition

Our Open Expeditions run for 5 days and can either be used as your Training & Practice Expedition, or as your Qualifying Expedition. Depending on the requirements of the group or the mode of travel, the Open Expedition may be specifically a Training/Practice or a Qualifying Expedition, or may be mixed.

At Gold level, we offer Open Expeditions by:

We sometimes offer Open Walking Expeditions at Bronze or Silver, usually during the October half-term. These are designed for individuals who might not have been able to complete their expedition with their school. If this applies to you, please get in touch with us for details.

All BPE Open Expeditions include:

  • Pre-Expedition Information Booklet, including kit list and location details
  • Group Equipment – tents, stoves, safety equipment, maps and map cases
  • Completion of all DofE Notification Forms
  • Training & supervision from our experienced and qualified leaders
  • Accredited Assessors for all Qualifying Expeditions
  • Pre-expedition base and all camp sites
  • Some of our Qualifying Expeditions may also offer an additional overnight accommodation at a Youth Hostel or bunkhouse on a B&B basis (additional fee applies). This can be useful if you have a long way to travel after your expedition.

For further information, please click 2016 Open Expeditions to see what is on offer or see the posts related to each expedition. To apply, simply download the Registration & Medical Consent Form, complete and return to us with your deposit to secure a place on our Open Expedition.

Download Registration & Medical Consent Form