Want to do your Gold DofE in style? This is a world class Gold DofE expedition combining Sea Kayaking and Walking. The practice takes place around Loch Lomand in Scotland and the Assesment is a flight out to the Fjords of Norway where you will complete a five day expedition – 3 days of walking followed by 2 days of sea kayaking on the Norwegian fjords!
Our training program includes twp training weekend, both will take place in Marlow. The first training weekend will be a walking based weekend covering the DofE training framework for Gold. The second weekend will be a kayaking training weekend on our lake in Marlow.
During these weekends you will learn skills such as: Navigation, Route Planning, First Aid, Emergency Procedures, Camp Craft, Expedition cooking and Nutrition, Health and Safety, Kit Requirements, Kayak skills, and rescue skills.
We make this fun and enjoyable with practical learning techniques, mixed with games and activities.
8 day practice expedition in and around Loch Lomand of Scotland.
This will include a mixture of supervised and unsupervised planned activity where the participants will develop their skills learned in the training weekend and apply them to expedition life. All staff on these expeditions are qualified and experienced.
9 day assessed expedition to the Fjords of Norway.
You will spend 3 days walking in the incredibly beautiful Nordic mountains and 2 days sea kayaking on the second largest fjord in the World.
Cost: £1600 for 21 days of expedition.
Day 1: Travel & Planning
Day 2: Practice – Walking
Day 3: Practice – Walking
Day 4: Practice – Walking
Day 5: Practice – Kayaking
Day 6: Practice – Kayaking
Day 7: Practice – Kayaking
Day 8: Travel Home
Day 1: Fly to Bergen
Day 2: Acclimatisation & Planning Day
Day 3: Expedition – Walking
Day 4: Expedition – Walking
Day 5: Expedition – Walking
Day 6: Expedition – Kayaking
Day 7: Expedition – Kayaking
Day 8: Day of Canyoning and BBQ Dinner
Day 9: R&R in Bergen and Fly Home
DofE Training Weekend: 1st & 2nd July
Paddle Training Weekend: 8th & 9th July
Practice Expedition: 30th July – 6th August
Assessed Expedition: 24th August – 1st September
Further specific details will be provided in the participants ‘Expedition Preparation Guide’.
You must also see your DofE Coordinator to enrol in the Gold DofE award – there will be an additional cost for this (approx £30).
Deposit payment is £600, full balance is due by the 5th June.