Open Silver Expeditions


£185 per expedition or... 

£360 per person if you book

practice & qualifying expeditions together!

We offer an open silver package which allows you to complete all of the expedition section for the silver award.  This is ideal if you don’t have a group to do your expedition with or can’t make your schools dates.

Dates 2018 - Click HERE to book now

Choose one date for your training and practice expedition and another for your qualifying expedition:

2018 Practice Expedition Dates: 

  • Thu 29th - Sat 31st March 2018, Dark Peak - Successfully completed
  • Mon 28th – Thu 31st May 2018, Dark Peak - Successfully completed
  • Mon 23rd – Thu 26th July 2018, White Peak - Successfully completed
  • Mon 6th – Thu 9th August 2018, White Peak - Successfully completed
  • Wed 29th August - Sat 1st September 2018, Dark Peak - Successfully completed
  • Mon 22nd - Thu 25th October 2018, Dark Peak   - Fully Booked

2019 Practice Expedition Dates: 


2018 Qualifying  Expedition Dates:

  • Mon 28th – Thu 31st May 2018, Dark Peak - Successfully completed
  • Mon 23rd –  Thu 26th July 2018, White Peak - Successfully completed
  • Mon 6th – Thu 9th  August 2018, White Peak - Successfully completed
  • Wed 29th August - Sat 1st September 2018, Dark Peak - Successfully completed
  • Mon 22nd - Thu 25th October 2018, Dark Peak   - Fully Booked

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We run our Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award programmes in the White Peak near the town of Buxton or the Hope Valley area of the Dark Peak.  This is an ideal location for Silver expeditions and is easily accesible - only half an hour from the M6.  We use a different part of the same area for both the practice and qualifying expeditions. Click here for more information on our Peak District locations page...

What's Included?

  • Pre-expedition information pack with all you need to know about your expedition, including detailed information on how to get to the venue and a complete kit list. This pack can be accessed online through our Members Login area - we provide you with details when you book;

  • Bunkhouse accommodation or full campsite facilities with inside planning space for the first night of your qualifying expedition, providing you with a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere to prepare for your expedition;

  • Camping fees for the entire programme;

  • Free use of group equipment. We will provide you with high quality, light weight tents perfect for the expedition you are about to undertake. We also provide gas Trangia stoves, first aid kits, maps, and group shelters to help you warm up on blustery days on the hill;

  • Comprehensive training covering all aspects of the DofE syllabus;;

  • Supervision throughout the expedition;

  • Accredited Assessors for the qualifying expedition, who will help you feel relaxed and encourage you towards completing your expedition;

  • An opportunity to meet new people and make new friends: Read about Laura's experience on one of our Open Expeditions here.;

  • A CD combining all of your groups' photographs at the end of your expedition. A great memento of your expedition to take home.

You need to arrange

  • Transport to and from the expedition. We give you advice on the easiest way to get to the start of your expedition, including travelling by public transport;

  • Personal equipment, but you will have access to a  comprehensive kit list in our Members Area to give you guidance on what you need and discounts on any kit that you require;

Expedition Programmes

Download a copy of our sample Open DofE Silver programme here.

How to book your place

  1. If you want to sign up you must be over the age of 15 and be enrolled on a Silver DofE programme;

  2. Book online;

  3. If you would prefer to book over the telephone then call us on 01433 651449;

  4. Or drop us an email if you have any further questions.

Please Note

As with all AAP's our expeditions are subject to approval by your Operating Authority. It is your responsibility to contact them and confirm that it fulfils their requirements.  For more details see the DofE website.

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