OPEN Expeditions are open to any individuals looking to complete relevant training for the Expedition section of their DofE Award. Based out of the rural village of Bolsterstone, possible practice routes take in the picturesque Yorkshire countryside and Peak District National Park. A combination of farmland, wooded valleys and open moorland offers ideal navigation and walking practice for any style of terrain. Our highly experienced leaders offer second-to-none tips and advice on all topics including map reading, bearings, camp etiquette and safety procedures, giving you all the skills you need to complete the award.
The Bolsterstone area is perfectly suited for DofE expeditions and provides beautiful, wild scenery to explore. The expedition area is completely bounded by arterial roads which make ideal safety catchment features for groups to navigate towards in case of emergency and allow rapid access to leaders.
Following a 10am arrival in Bolsterstone, groups will plan their routes under the supervision of our leaders before departing. After a day’s walking, Silver groups will spend their night at our favourite quiet local campsites, with plenty of time to consolidate their skills and build rapport within the team. We can extend the duration of the Expedition as necessary for your level of the Award, offering up to a 4 day experience within this week at Gold Level. Groups are typically ready to leave by 2-3pm on their final day.
This expedition has the potential to be a hugely rewarding and unforgettable experience. The countryside is magnificent and spectacular, taking in green deciduous forests, rivers, reservoirs and hilltops. Beautiful views as standard!
Never put off something until tomorrow which you could could do today, as it may end up not getting done! — Folk saying
If you are determined to complete your DofE Award then this could be the right opportunity for you! We would gladly note down your provisional interest and can follow up with further details as they are set. In our experience it’s better to get these things finished whilst the impetus is there and to keep your practice fresh in mind.
Don’t be disappointed, book as soon as possible to ensure you achieve your aim and meet your goals.
Whatever you’ve experienced up and until now or whoever you have worked with before, with us here at BOLD Adventures you will realise that we truly have your best interests and success at our heart. We will sensibly with reasoned judgement stretch your comfort zones and raise your knowledge and abilities to meet with our interpretation of the Award. We contextualise the Guiding Principles linking them to where they fit in your future career, personal relationships and life itself. Our good habits and structure will bolster your understanding and performance leaving you fulfilled with your achievement and hopefully empowered for the rest of your life.
Participants are expected to have their own Expedition equipment, however if they do not have a tent, rucksack or stove we can assist in this but there will be a small hire charge of £5 per item per day. We ask for this as it is to offset wear and tear and any cleaning charges necessary, as well as the cost when the item has to be one day replaced.
Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest and receive latest updates. We tailor the Expedition to suit YOU.