Fun and Games at the campsite!



Expeditions are one of the most enjoyable experiences of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Walking for miles every day, eating questionable food and constantly expecting the heavens to open may sound grim but you and your team will turn it into an unforgettable experience.

What does it involve?

Gold expeditions last for four days, during which you will be expected to walk about 50 miles over challenging terrain, whilst carrying everything you need on your back. You will camp out every night, with at least one of these being a wild camp. You will need to do one or two practice expeditions and a qualifying expedition, which is assessed by an external assessor.

Two training days will be arranged throughout the year, which you will need to attend to ensure you have the necessary skills in campcraft, navigation and first aid. The assessor will ask you questions on these topics before you are allowed to start your qualifying expedition.

What do I need to bring?

The society will provide tents, stoves, fuel and rucksacks (if needed) but all other equipment must be sourced by the participant. A kit list can be found here