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Exmoor Expedition Network

Welcome to our Expedition Network!

Our contact details are on the right and we are happy to help with any Green Form notification queries you may have.

The Exmoor Expedition Network Area includes non-wild country and some areas of open access land (considered suitable for Bronze and Silver levels of the award).  After consultation with the Exmoor National Park the DofE expedition area boundary has been redefined.  You can view the network boundary clicking on the link on the right.  The map can be viewed in 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 scales.

Expeditions that use the network area within the boundary, or cross the boundary at any time, must use a Green Form to notify the regional office of the venture.  Green Forms must be emailed to [email protected] at least 4 weeks before the expedition takes place, and 6 weeks if a Network Assessor is being requested.  The Green Form is available here.  

If your visit to Exmoor is for training purposes, a Green Form does not need to be submitted.  

****Please note that you still must meet all of your licenced Organisation's trips and visits requirements, including their notification process****   

Important Notes for Groups

Like all expedition areas, Exmoor contains hazards and points to be aware of when walking in the area.  The list below has been collated with help of the Exmoor National Park and DofE Assessors with local knowledge of the area.

  • Great Bradley stepping stones are not passable if the water level is high (there is a bridge a few hundred metres away)
  • The coastal path near Porlock now floods - groups need to ensure they follow the diversion signs
  • Beware of the sheer drop next to the coastal paths which is unguarded
  • Near Lynton, the Sillery Sands footpath is no longer safe as the ladder has been washed away preventing easy access to the beach

Common Problems

  • Everywhere on Exmoor is privately owned, other than the open access areas, therefore groups need to stick to marked footpaths
  • Groups need to ensure that when using a car park which isn't public (i.e. pub car park) they should seek permission from the owner
  • Groups and leaders should not block gateways, a common issue in the Brendon Valley between Robbers Bridge and Hillsford Bridge
  • If in open country, groups should bear in mind that unexploded shells and mineshafts are potential hazards
  • Due to hazards mainly appearing as a result of adverse weather conditions it is also worth checking the Exmoor National park website for up to date information on landslides, high winds and other general information



Expedition area boundary

After consultation with the Exmoor National Park the DofE expedition area boundary has been redefined.

You can view the network boundary in 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 scales by clicking HERE.  


Useful links

Click on the links below for further guidance on planning your expedition:

Or you can download the following documents: