Open DofE expeditions are perfect for small groups or individuals who either cannot fit in with their school/organisation dates or for those whose school does not run a DofE program.

Open expeditions can sometimes be slightly less challenging physically that other expeditions as it is recognised that part of the challenge is becoming a team with a group of individuals you have only just met.

We hold all of our Silver and Gold practice and qualifying open expeditions in the Black Mountains/Brecon Beacons, as it is possible to complete practice and assessed expeditions that do not cover the same ground. The area is ideal, being both well serviced by a network of public transport and it is easy to be walking in a remote landscape 10 minutes from the base campsite.

All participants must take part in a pre-expedition training and route planning day prior to the duration of the expedition.


Open Silver Practice and Assessed (5/4 days)
£200/160.00 p/expedition

Open Gold Practice and Assessed (6/5 days)
£240/200.00 p/expedition


2016 Dates.



What's Included:

  • Qualified Mountain Leader supervisors and DofE Approved Assessors
  • Group kit: maps, tents, stoves, fuel, first aid kits and group shelters
  • Helpful advice on equipment, food, rucksack packing, project/aims etc
  • Pick up service to and from the nearest train/bus station to base camp
  • Ongoing assistance from our office in Somerset