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Adventure Beyond is an Approved Activity Provider based in Ceredigion in Wales. We have been working with DofE groups since we were set up in 1997.

Our role

We are specialists in canoe, kayak and walking expeditions all over the UK in Mountains, Rivers, Canals and the Sea.

We provide a professional service to your group and offer the following;

  • Preliminary activity training
  • Risk assessment and general safety guidance
  • Experienced and qualified supervision
  • Logistical and planning support
  • Progressive, enthusiastic mentoring


The focus here is on foundation outdoor skills such as navigation, safety awareness, logistics and planning. In our experience the ideal expedition at this stage is hill walking as the group get to learn the basic skills of navigation and camp craft, as well as group management.

Venues: In most cases this can be run in your local area, we already have numerous areas all over the UK which have been fully risk assessed.


By this stage most groups have a good idea of their chosen expedition but the Silver Award provides an ideal opportunity for the participants to consider a different activity. Why not try canoeing or kayaking as an alternative activity at a totally new venue. We have seen an increase in recent years of full completion (Bronze through to Gold) and we feel this is due to our progressive approach to the DofE. Our aim is to retain the interest of the participants so that even more of them go on to achieve Gold.

Types of expedition - Walking, Canoe, Kayaking, Sea Kayaking

Venues: at this stage it can be beneficial to travel to a different region, to refine the skills learned at bronze level in a new and stimulating area. Areas we have fully risk assessed ready for your group include:

  • River Wye and Forest of Dean
  • River Teifi
  • River Seven
  • The River Tamar, Dartmoor and Exmoor
  • Scotland, the Caledonian Canal, The Firth of Forth
  • Brecon Beacons
  • Mid Wales
  • North Wales/Snowdonia
  • Peak District
  • Lake District
  • Ireland
  • Pembrokeshire Coast
  • Cardigan Bay
  • The Norfolk Broads


We are always looking for new and exciting venues, so if you have an area in mind or to discuss ideas please contact us.


At this stage, the world really is your oyster! The Gold Award is designed to consolidate the experience gained at Bronze and Silver by challenging the participants in a completely new environment, be it in the UK, Europe or beyond. We are always open to new ideas, so don't be afraid of thinking outside the box here, if we have worked with your group before we know you won't be!

We also offer expeditions to many countries outside the UK. These are not ‘off the shelf’ expeditions, they are put together with the groups specific needs and desires at heart.

 We provide training practice and assessment for Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE participants all over the UK

Don't hesitate to contact us to get the best price for your participants and find out what we can do for you.