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Open DofE Expeditions

Details of our DofE Open Expeditions can be found on this page, if you would like more information or to book on an expedtion please email us at outdoorpursuits@walsall.gov.uk

Open Gold Walking Expeditions

Open Gold Training & Practice Expeditions

How long: 5 days

Cost: £250 including food whilst in the bunkhouse and accommodation

Itinerary:

Day

Content

Accommodation

Day 1

Expedition Training

Bunkhouse

Day 2

Expedition Training & Planning

Bunkhouse

Day 3

Practice Expedition Day 1

Camping

Day 4

Practice Expedition Day 2

Camping

Day 5

Practice Expedition Day 3

N/A

 

What’s included?

  • Campsite and Bunkhouse fees
  • Training and supervision by our experienced and qualified staff
  • Group expedition equipment (tents, stoves, first aid kits, maps, compass’)
  • Food whist in the bunkhouse on days 1 and 2
  • Collection from the local train/coach/bus station and transport to the bunkhouse

 

What’ not included?

  • Personal expedition equipment i.e. sleeping bags, waterproofs, rucksacks, boots ect (a limited supply of this equipment is available to hire at additional cost)
  • Food for the expedition

 

Open Gold Qualifying Expeditions

How long: 5 days

Cost: £250 including food whilst in the bunkhouse and accommodation

 

Itinerary:

Day

Content

Accommodation

Day 1

Training Recap, Expedition Planning and Acclimatization Day

Bunkhouse

Day 2

Qualifying Expedition Day 1

Camping

Day 3

Qualifying Expedition Day 2

Camping

Day 4

Qualifying Expedition Day 3

Camping

Day 5

Qualifying Expedition Day 4

N/A

 

What’s included?

  • Campsite and Bunkhouse fees
  • Training, supervision and assessment by our experienced and qualified staff
  • Group expedition equipment (tents, stoves, first aid kits, maps, compass’)
  • Food whist in the bunkhouse on day 1
  • Collection from the local train/coach/bus station and transport to the bunkhouse
  • Assessment reports uploaded onto edofe

 

What’ not included?

  • Personal expedition equipment i.e. sleeping bags, waterproofs, rucksacks, boots ect (a limited supply of this equipment is available to hire at additional cost)
  • Food for the expedition

 


Open Silver Walking Expeditions

Open Silver Training & Practice Expeditions

How long: 5 days

Cost: £250 including food whilst in the bunkhouse and accommodation

Itinerary:

Day

Content

Accommodation

Day 1

Expedition Training

Bunkhouse

Day 2

Expedition Training & Planning

Bunkhouse

Day 3

Practice Expedition Day 1

Camping

Day 4

Practice Expedition Day 2

Camping

Day 5

Practice Expedition Day 3

N/A

 

What’s included?

  • Campsite and Bunkhouse fees
  • Training and supervision by our experienced and qualified staff
  • Group expedition equipment (tents, stoves, first aid kits, maps, compass’)
  • Food whist in the bunkhouse on days 1 and 2
  • Collection from the local train/coach/bus station and transport to the bunkhouse

 

What’ not included?

  • Personal expedition equipment i.e. sleeping bags, waterproofs, rucksacks, boots ect (a limited supply of this equipment is available to hire at additional cost)
  • Food for the expedition

 

Open Silver Qualifying Expedition

How long: 4 days

Cost: £200 including food whilst in the bunkhouse and accommodation

 

Itinerary:

Day

Content

Accommodation

Day 1

Training Recap, Expedition Planning and Acclimatization Day

Bunkhouse

Day 2

Qualifying Expedition Day 1

Camping

Day 3

Qualifying Expedition Day 2

Camping

Day 4

Qualifying Expedition Day 3

N/A

 

What’s included?

  • Campsite and Bunkhouse fees
  • Training, supervision and assessment by our experienced and qualified staff
  • Group expedition equipment (tents, stoves, first aid kits, maps, compass’)
  • Food whist in the bunkhouse on day 1
  • Collection from the local train/coach/bus station and transport to the bunkhouse
  • Assessment reports uploaded onto edofe

 

What’ not included?

  • Personal expedition equipment i.e. sleeping bags, waterproofs, rucksacks, boots ect (a limited supply of this equipment is available to hire at additional cost)
  • Food for the expedition

 


Open Gold Canoe Expeditions

Open Gold Training & Practice Expeditions

How long: 5 days

Cost: £250 including food whilst in the bunkhouse and accommodation

Itinerary:

Day

Content

Accommodation

Day 1

Expedition and Canoeing Training

Bunkhouse

Day 2

Expedition Planning and Canoeing Training

Bunkhouse

Day 3

Practice Expedition Day 1

Camping

Day 4

Practice Expedition Day 2

Camping

Day 5

Practice Expedition Day 3

N/A

 

What’s included?

  • Campsite and Bunkhouse fees
  • Training and supervision by our experienced and qualified staff
  • Group expedition equipment (tents, stoves, first aid kits, maps, compass’)
  • Canoes and safety equipment
  • Food whist in the bunkhouse on days 1 and 2
  • Collection from the local train/coach/bus station and transport to the bunkhouse

 

What’ not included?

  • Personal expedition equipment i.e. sleeping bags, waterproofs, rucksacks, boots ect (a limited supply of this equipment is available to hire at additional cost)
  • Food for the expedition

 

Open Gold Qualifying Expeditions

How long: 5 days

Cost: £250 including food whilst in the bunkhouse and accommodation

Itinerary:

Day

Content

Accommodation

Day 1

Training Recap, Expedition Planning and Acclimatization Day

Bunkhouse

Day 2

Qualifying Expedition Day 1

Camping

Day 3

Qualifying Expedition Day 2

Camping

Day 4

Qualifying Expedition Day 3

Camping

Day 5

Qualifying Expedition Day 4

N/A

 

What’s included?

  • Campsite and Bunkhouse fees
  • Training, supervision and assessment by our experienced and qualified staff
  • Group expedition equipment (tents, stoves, first aid kits, maps, compass’)
  • Canoes and safety equipment
  • Food whist in the bunkhouse on day 1
  • Collection from the local train/coach/bus station and transport to the bunkhouse
  • Assessment reports uploaded onto edofe

 

What’ not included?

  • Personal expedition equipment i.e. sleeping bags, waterproofs, rucksacks, boots ect (a limited supply of this equipment is available to hire at additional cost)
  • Food for the expedition

 



Walsall Outdoor Pursuits

Aldridge Airport Outdoor Centre, Off Bosty Lane, Walsall. WS9 0QQ

01922 744637 | outdoorpursuits@walsall.gov.uk

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