Duke of Edinburgh Award Training

At a Glance

  • Expedition training
  • Navigation skills training
  • Gold Residential options

Dartmoor has suitable terrain for both Bronze and Silver Award Expeditions, as well as training for all levels.

Adventure Okehampton can provide a suitable venue and support for DoE expedition training and expeditions themselves. It is possible to combine residential stays for part of the time and camping on the moors during the expedition itself. Our Bracken Tor venue offers direct access to the Moors from the lodge and has a good flat area suitable for camping outside.

Ask for a customised quotation for residential stay, expedition training and expedition support. Our team have experienced Dartmoor walkers on staff, who can assist group leaders in suggesting areas suitable for overnight expeditions.

Gold Residential Experience

To complete the residential section of your Gold Award you must attend a five day residential, learn new skills, share experiences with people you have not met before, based at a place unfamiliar to you. This activity course requires no previous skills, you will be introduced at the level you are comfortable with. That real feeling of confidence as your new skills improve under the watchful eye of experienced instruction and mentoring. This action packed adventure ticks the boxes and its fun !

The adventure starts here, learning outdoor skills can be exciting and fulfilling, We provide the professional guidance to ensure good learning and your safety at all times, you provide the enthusiasm to learn!

Explore one of Devon’s fantastic rivers, learn how to steer and control a kayak or open canoe or both as we journey down the river. Make the most of the many photo opportunities to share later with your fellow explorers.

A rock adventure day, scramble, climb and abseil. Qualified and caring instructors to make sure your experience is fun, safe and full of opportunities and within your capabilities.

The river/gorge scramble is wet, fun and adventurous. Wade, swim, and scramble upstream, guided by the experts and helping each other. Plunge in and go for it!

Raft build, night exploration in the woods, campfires and BBQs just some of the other activities you will be doing as you build lasting friendships and new skills.

Finish the week with a Final Challenge to put all your new skills and trust in each other to the ultimate test ! For more details of your adventure see the course programme.

Before you book you must be Enrolled on to the Gold D of E Award and be aged 16-25 We need a minimum number of 5 to be able to run a residential.

The cut off date for bookings will be one month before the residential. All bookings will be accepted on a first come served basis.

Please give us a call or email us if you have any questions concerning the residential.

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