for Schools, Groups and Individuals

DofE Expedition Services from Mountain Water Expeditions, is a DofE Approved Activity Expedition Provider (AAP).

We offer a complete expedition package at Bronze, Silver and Gold level of the DofE Award, which takes young people through the mandatory stages for training and assessment in the expedition section. We will organise and lead everything for you so that your young people have an enjoyable, safe experience.


Thank you so much to you, Alan, and your team for your providing such effort, organisation, great sense of humour and brilliant coaching to our teams of volunteers throughout the year, as well as leading us on the fantastic Great Glen expeditions with our cadets in Scotland. The weather was temperamental at times throughout the year, to say the least, and yet you all helped reshape each programme to suit the conditions and the needs of our groups, which was greatly appreciated.

The staff and cadets all enjoyed your team’s fun style of coaching as well as the vast area of knowledge and experience yourself, Matt, Nick, Oli and Ray brought with you. Thank you also for your support with the logistics and the technical support your offered. Such a great experience!

PO P Plancke
ASO Paddlesports
Sea Cadets – North West Area

Information Evening. This provides an opportunity for young people and their parents/carers to meet with some of the Mountain Water Expeditions team and learn more about the expedition section.

Expedition Training. This can be delivered at your location or at an agreed venue and covers all aspects of the Expedition Training Framework as laid down by the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award including; route planning, first aid, camp cooking, personal equipment, rucksack packing and tent building.

Practice Expedition. This is an opportunity for the young people involved to practice all the skills learnt on their Expedition Training. The duration and the location of the practice depend upon the level of the award being undertaken. All practice expeditions will be led by a qualified expedition leader who will respond to the needs of individuals and the group as a whole to support them in developing their initial skills further, so we are secure they have the required skills and motivation to complete their qualifying expedition.

Route Planning Day.  Designed to plan and prepare young people for the qualifying expedition, this day is a standard part of Gold level package but available as an additional service for Bronze & Silver levels.

Qualifying / Assessed Expedition. This is the assessed element of the expedition section of the award. Your young people will follow the route they have planned and will apply their training and experience to date. Our leaders will supervise them remotely and our accredited assessors will assess the teams and de-brief them at the end.

Email us today on info@mountain-water.co.uk or call us on 07582 062 257 to discuss your DofE Expedition requirements.

DofE Bronze Mountain Water Expeditions
DofE Silver Mountain Water Expedtiions
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