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Duke of Edinburgh Gold Walking Expedition (Open Programme 2023)

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Walking Expedition (Open Programme 2023)

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Walking Expedition (Open Programme 2023)


 The Mill Adventure Base Approved Activity Provider (AAP) is offering an Open Gold expedition practice & expedition programme based in Yorkshire, and the Lake District. Participants can access the practice/training expedition if they haven't previously completed one. Or just access the quaffing expedition only. This programme is suitable for students already enrolled as a Gold DofE participant and who have already completed their Silver award.

Why us?

The Mill Adventure base AAP has been delivering DofE expeditions for Nottinghamshire schools and students since 2013. As an approved DofE Expedition provider and part of Nottinghamshire County Council's Notts Outdoors Team, all our staff are highly experienced, qualified, DBS checked & first aid trained. Safe working practices following national guidance, risk assessments, operational procedures and government advice will be followed.

The Expedition Programme

Practice Expedition

The four-day practice expeditions incorporate a training element and includes practical training in navigation, first aid, rucksack packing, route-planning, tents, stoves, and cooking. The expedition is being held in the Yorkshire Dales and will take in the classic three peaks of the region.

Qualifying Expedition

The four-day qualifying expedition is a remote supervised expedition enabling the participants to meet all the twenty conditions. It includes a travel/acclimation day at the beginning. The expedition itself takes place in the Lake District and will involve a journey West to East across the Lake District; camping will be wild and major summits taken in along the way. 


Camp fees, stoves, stove gas, tents, expedition rucksack, any necessary minibus transport, qualified supervisors and assessors using both direct and remote supervision, maps & compasses and assessor report. Professional indemnity and public liability insurance.

Not Included

Food, personal equipment, transport to start & finish points, personal items insurance.

Dates available: 

  • 26-30 July Practice expedition and training - Dark Peaks - £200 pp
  • 21 - 24 August - Practice expedition and training - Yorkshire 3 Peaks - £200 pp
  • 23-27 October Qualifying expedition - Lake District wild camping - £225pp