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    Go Explore

    Ideal if you live in Suffolk, Norfolk or North Essex!

    At Go Explore we offer an exciting range of Bronze, Silver and Gold walking expedition opportunities throughout the season. We facilitate trips for established groups and have a range of opportunities for independent participants with expeditions across the country.

    Our expedition packages include training and support with all of your expedition planning, as well as transport from East Anglia for our Silver and Gold trips.

    Approved Activity Provider41,40,39,17,14,12,2

    The National Trust

    The National Trust aims to be recognised by young people and partner agencies as the premier environmental and heritage organisation working with young people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    Every year Gold participants book a National Trust Working Holiday to achieve their Residential section.

    Approved Activity Provider41,31,26,25,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,3

    Gateway Outdoors

    We deliver Excellence in the 3 Ps: Planning, Provision and People in our efforts to make organising Expeditions ultra-simple, so we’ll help sort paperwork, provide the gear and deliver creative and thoughtfully-planned training and Practice Expeditions through our highly-qualified, patient and experienced instructors.

    Approved Activity Provider41,40,39,19,18,17,12,241,40,39,19,18,17,12,241,40,39,19,18,17,12,2


    Expeditions: Guidance and Support on your Gold, Silver or Bronze DofE expedition by Freax Adventures. We offer Expeditions through-out the UK at all levels and provide training, assessment and support with equipment.

    Approved Activity Provider41,40,39,19,18,17,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,241,40,39,19,18,17,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,241,40,39,19,18,17,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,2

    Evolution Outdoors

    Evolution Outdoors can deliver a full range of DofE training and courses as well as staff and equipment hire. We pride ourselves in providing quality courses at the highest standard in keeping with the top quality the DofE Award stands for.

    For team member funded courses as well as courses funded by schools or organisations we offer very affordable pricing and we are always willing to look at options to help teams make DofE awards more accessible to all young people they support.

    Approved Activity Provider41,40,39,19,17,12,241,40,39,19,17,12,2


    At Edgucation we can deliver a full range of DofE training and courses. We pride ourselves in providing quality courses at the highest standard in keeping with the reputation of the DofE. Call 01743 792877 or 07885801479 for further details.

    Approved Activity Provider41,40,39,17,12,9,8,7,2

    Let Me Play

    Let Me Play delivers residential sports camps for those participants working towards achieving their Gold DofE.

    It is possible to participate in any of our residential camps as part of your DofE, however, we are only able to take a limited number of DofE participants on each camp, so please book early if you are interested. By attending one of our Let Me Play camps, you will be given the opportunity to have daily lessons on sports leadership.

    You will engage in daily DofE sessions and receive continued support throughout the week from our skilled staff, to ensure that we fulfil all the requirements for your Gold Award and give you a fair assessment at the end of the week.

    Approved Activity Provider41,32,26,23,15,12,3

    Undercover Rock

    Undercover Rock is based in the Bristol Climbing Centre and has been running for 22 years, whilst supporting the DoE for 15 years. Our management and instructor base have wide experience of the UK mountains as well as the greater ranges abroad. All our leaders are qualified to a minimum standard of Mountain Leader and the business is led by two ex-teachers who understand the needs of schools. We have highly qualified in-house Technical Advisors coupled with experienced management of running land based expeditions -- with groups of up to 135 students in the field! We are committed to the DofE philosophy of developing self-reliance and teamwork as part of a young person's development. We will work with schools to run an entire expedition programme or to support with qulaified trainers and assessors. See www.ucrexpeditions.co.uk for more details.

    Approved Activity Provider41,40,39,17,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,5,241,40,39,17,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,5,2

    Expeditions Wales

    Our belief is that the Outdoors is there to be enjoyed safely and responsibly by all, ensuring that it is not our expedition, but one that belongs entirely to those taking part in it! Our Open Gold Expeditions have long been a speciality, with the option of Horse Riding added in 2013. Open Silver walking expeditions are also available on a regular basis. We have lots of experience at all levels of DofE Expeditions and training and work closely with our client groups to meet their needs and wishes. Feel free to contact us for an informal discussion.

    Approved Activity Provider41,40,39,22,21,18,17,14,13,12,8,241,40,39,22,21,18,17,14,13,12,8,241,40,39,22,21,18,17,14,13,12,8,241,40,39,22,21,18,17,14,13,12,8,2

    The Earth Skills Project

    The Earth Skills Project is a community interest company, based in the Cheshire countryside specialising, in delivery of land based training in the outdoor environment. We work closely with land owners, Cheshire West Rural Regeneration Board, The Sandstone Ridge Trust, FE colleges and other organisations to provide a real working environment, while carry out vital conservation work.


    We improve footpaths, maintain hedgerows, improve habitats repair / rebuild fences and dry stone walls and teach traditional skills, like Green Woodworking. We use this conservation work as a means to educate people from all walks of life, some of which do not normally have access to the countryside. We aim not only to teach people new skills while enjoying the outdoors, but also to help improve the health and wellbeing of those we work with.

    Approved Activity Provider41,26,25,12,9,3

    NCS The Challenge

    NCS The Challenge is the UK's leading charity for building a more integrated society and the largest provider of NCS (National Citizen Service). We are an Approved Activity Provider and work on a local level to connect people together across all ages and walks of life through our programmes.


    Participating in NCS with The Challenge can count towards parts of your DofE award. Get in touch with us for more information about NCS in London, Surrey, Birmingham, Manchester or Lancashire, or to find out how taking part can contribute to your Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

    Approved Activity Provider41,32,31,26,15,12,9,3

    Leam Boat Centre Ltd

    The Leam Boat Centre provides bespoke expeditions by canoe, in the UK and abroad. We can also provide training in canoeing to get you ready for the expedition.

    Approved Activity Provider41,40,39,19,12,2

    Entrust Outdoor Education Service

    We have 4 centres in Staffordshire. We are over 60 years old with a wealth of experience and highly trained team of instructors.

    We can offer Duke of Edinburgh's Award expeditions at Bronze, Silver and Gold on foot, bike or canoe all over the UK. We run adult training for lowland leaders, hill and moorland leaders and mountain leaders and Gold Residentials.

    Approved Activity Provider41,31,30,29,27,26,25,23,16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,341,31,30,29,27,26,25,23,16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,3

    Entrust Outdoor Education Service

    We have 4 centres in Staffordshire. We are over 60 years old with a wealth of experience and highly trained team of instructors. We can offer Duke of Edinburgh's Award expeditions at Bronze, Silver and Gold on foot, bike or canoe all over the UK. We run adult training for lowland leaders, hill and moorland leaders and mountain leaders and Gold Residentials.

    Approved Activity Provider41,40,39,22,19,18,17,12,241,40,39,22,19,18,17,12,241,40,39,22,19,18,17,12,241,40,39,22,19,18,17,12,2

    Inspired Expeditions

    Inspired Expeditions are a specialist DofE Approved Activity Provider operating in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Hertfordshire.
    • We work with co-educational and single gender schools within the state and independent sectors. Our services are also provided to colleges, universities and individuals.
    • The team at Inspired Expeditions specialise with the planning, organising and delivery of affordable and high quality DofE expeditions at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
    • Choose from Walking, Paddling and Mountain Biking expeditions both in the UK and Overseas. We currently offer overseas expedition packages to Norway, Croatia and Sweden.
    • Founded in 2011 Inspired Expeditions is a specialist DofE Approved Activity Provider, the company has been setup to help young people realise their potential, through DofE.
    • Our staff team have a vast array of experience in the industry such as DofE Coordinators/Managers in schools, running and working in outdoor centres, military personnel and teachers, we have brought all of these skills together to deliver a high quality service.
    Inspiring Learning through Fun & Adventure

    Inspiring Team Development Skills Together

    Inspiring Excellence in Safety & Service

    Approved Activity Provider41,40,39,19,18,17,16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,241,40,39,19,18,17,16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,241,40,39,19,18,17,16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,241,40,39,19,18,17,16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,2

    Anglia Adventures Ltd

    We can provide a range of “off the shelf” training & expedition packages in East Anglia. Bronze walking for large groups (up to 56) start at £135 per person for training, practice and assessment. Silver & Gold canoe expeditions for up to 24 participants are a great change from the norm and highly cost effective when you factor in minimal travel time to East Anglia. We also offer combined Bronze walking with Silver canoe expedition programme using the same campsites. Ideal for schools looking to minimise timetable and staffing costs. .

    Approved Activity Provider41,40,39,19,18,17,15,14,12,241,40,39,19,18,17,15,14,12,241,40,39,19,18,17,15,14,12,2

    Wayahead Outdoor Training

    Wayahead Training is here to enable and teach. We provide safe, fully accredited expeditions, and outdoor learning and leadership programmes. We deliver opportunities for young people to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Expedition section as well as offering training opportunities in everything from Mountain Training Awards to First Aid to off site safety management training.

    Approved Activity Provider41,40,39,17,16,12,11,8,7,241,40,39,17,16,12,11,8,7,2

    Lupine Adventure Co-operative

    Lupine Adventure Co-operative is a not-for-profit company based in Yorkshire and Snowdonia. We run our own DofE expedition programmes as well running bespoke courses for schools and youth groups. We are also available to supply supervisors and assessors to work alongside school staff. In addition to this we run remote supervision training courses for teachers.

    Approved Activity Provider41,40,39,17,16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,5,241,40,39,17,16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,5,241,40,39,17,16,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,5,2

    Rezilient Ltd

    Rezilient Ltd is a Not for Profit Social Enterprise offering DofE Bronze, Silver and Gold Expeditions to young people aged 14-25 in the Stratford upon Avon and surrounding areas. We also support local schools within South Warwickshire.

    We hold a licence from the Adventure Activities Licencing Authority, (AALA) and are an Approved Activities Provider, (AAP) Licence holder.

    Our staff team all have a number of years experience and willingly give up their evenings and weekends to support young people.

    Amongst our team members we have qualified BEL, Basic Expedition Leaders, ML, Mountain Leaders and Expedition Assessor qualifications.

    Please visit our website for further information: www.rezilient.org.uk

    Approved Activity Provider41,40,39,17,12,8,2


    Founded by a teacher with experience of running expeditions as an Award Leader, we are an AALA registered provider offering expeditions at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. We work with single sex and mixed schools across the state and independent sectors, and were pleased to win the  Open Award contract for Buckinghamshire County Council after a competitive tender and a final panel interview by young people.

    We are happy to provide individual instructors to support expeditions, but the work we enjoy most is helping schools to build a solid tradition of outdoor education. At our flagship school, Sutton Grammar, over 250 boys each year participate in expeditions that progressively build challenge and leadership skills. We also provide Award in Basic Expedition Leadership courses for teachers as part of our commitment to building schools’ own capacity to run expeditions.

    • Experienced trip leaders, many with international experience
    • Keen on developing young people as leaders
    • All instructors chosen for their rapport with young people as well as technical skills
    • Emphasis on challenge and quality, not just getting people through

    Particular attention to groups that are struggling, drawing on wide range of personal development approaches

    If you would like a no-obligation chat about your expedition , and to pick brains with experience of over 100 expeditions, contact our MD direct on 01245 830300 or 07843 555255, or email [email protected]. There are some simple things you can do (and not do!) that make the running of expeditions a great deal easier. Three of our top tips can be seen at: www.outspark.co.uk/

    Dan Biddle
    T: 01245 830300
    E: [email protected]

    Approved Activity Provider41,40,39,17,15,14,13,12,2
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