Open Gold Duke of Edinburgh Lake District Expeditions Snowdonia

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Gold Open Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

For Bronze and Silver, practice and qualifying expeditions, please contact Badger Adventures directly and we can put a package together for you. 

D of E Gold Award Practise and Qualifying Expeditions

If you have missed your D of E practice or qualifying expedition , through illness, holiday, trip or exam clashes, then Badger Adventures will be running OPEN expeditions on the below dates. Badger Adventures can cater for groups or individuals.

Location

The practice and the qualifying expeditions will be delivered in the Lake District, in some of the countries most beautiful scenery. The expedition will take place in wild country.

There are good public transport links, rail links to Penrith, and then the bus services to Keswick.

Itinerary For Practise Expedition
DayTrek Description
1 Arrive at the Bunkhouse/YHA - A full kit check/food check when you arrive. If you have forgotten anything, then there will be time to pop into Keswick to find a replacement. (nb. You need to arrive with all your food for the expedition)
2 Walk out on the hills for a skills brush up, and to become fully acquainted with Badger Adventure lost, late and emergency procedures.
3 Walking out for the first day with your instructor, for a full day of Navigation and Training, with full rucksacks in the first campsite. Tent and stove demonstrations and then cook and eat your dinner and settle down for the night
4/5/6 The participants will execute their routes that they have planned, with the instructor remotely supervising the groups.

At the end of the expedition walk back into Keswick, clean and hand group kit back in, then a debrief and then a well-earned rest in the YHA/Bunkhouse./ or travel home (nb finish after hand in and debrief will be around 16.00hrs ish, please make sure that all your public transport links are available if you are leaving straight after the expedition.)
Itinary for Qualifying
DayTrek Description
1 Arrive at the Bunkhouse/YHA - A full kit check/food check when you arrive. If you have forgotten anything, then there will be time to pop into Keswick to find a replacement. (nb. You need to arrive with all your food for the expedition)
2 Walk out on the hills for a skills brush up, and to become fully acquainted with Badger Adventure emergency procedures. Then back to the YHA for lunch and to plan the routes to be submitted to the board.
3/4/5/6

The participants will execute their routes that they have planned, with the instructor remotely supervising the groups.

At the end of the expedition walk back into Keswick, clean and hand group kit back in, then a debrief and then a well-earned rest in the YHA/Bunkhouse./ or travel home (nb finish after hand in and debrief will be around 16.00hrs ish, please make sure that all your public transport links are available if you are leaving straight after the expedition.)

Whats included?

  • 2 Nights acommadation in a bunkhouse/ YHA at the beginning
  • Camping fees
  • Group Equipment (tents, group shelters, stoves and gas,maps, first aid kits, wild no.2 kits)
  • Quality supervisors and accredited assessors (all have Mountain Leader and First Aid qualifications)
  • Green forms and documentation submitted

Not included

  • Transport to the area
  • Accommadation when you finish the expedition
  • Food in the bunkhouse/ YHA (food can be bought at the YHA restaurant, there is a communual kitchen to cook your own, or Keswick is full of restaurants to get takeaway.)
  • Food for the duration of the expedition
  • Your personal equipment
 
Gold Duke of Edinburgh Practice £285 per person
2017 Gold D.o.E Practice Dates
Monday 3rd Apr - Saturday 8th Apr                          Lake District
Monday 10th Apr - Saturday 15th Apr
Lake District
Monday 24th Jul - Saturday 29th Jul
Lake District and North Wales
Monday 31st Jul - Saturday 5th Aug                          Lake District and North Wales
Wednesday 26th Jul - Monday 31st Jul
Lake District
2018 Gold D.o.E Practice Dates
Monday 2nd Apr - Saturday 7th Apr                          Lake District
Monday 9th Apr - Saturday 14th Apr
Lake District
Monday 23rd Jul - Saturday 27th Jul
Lake District and North Wales
Monday 31st Jul - Saturday 5th Aug                          Lake District and North Wales
Wednesday 25th Jul - Monday 30th Jul
Lake District
 
Gold Duke of Edinburgh Qualifying £285 per person
2017 Gold D.of.E Qualifying Dates
Monday 10th Apr -Saturday 15th Apr                Lake District
Monday 28th Aug - Saturday 2nd Sep
North Wales
Monday 23rd Oct - Saturday 28th Oct
North Wales
2018 Gold D.of.E Qualifying Dates
Monday 9th Apr -Saturday 14th Apr                Lake District
Monday 27th Aug - Saturday 1st Sep
North Wales
Monday 22nd Oct - Saturday 27th Oct
North Wales
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