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DofE expedition areas

It is a DofE requirement that all expeditions in Wild Country are notified at least six weeks in advance (using the Green expedition notification form available here and through all Licensed Organisations) to the appropriate Assessor Network Co-ordinator, or four weeks if no Assessor is required. A copy should also be sent to your Licensed Organisation. It is stressed that these are MINIMUM time requirements and that the maximum advance notice should be given to allow time for postage, suggested changes and so on.

Click on the Wild Country expedition area on the map below for further details, or see the list beneath the map.
  Dartmoor Exmoor Beacons Mid Wales Snowdonia Peak District Yorkshire Dales and Pennines North York Moors Mournes Sperrin Mountains North Antrim Hills and Antrim Plateau Isle of Man Cumbria Duham Dales and High Pennines Cheviots Galloway Hills Lowther Hills Scottish Borders Isle of Arran Trossachs and Crianlarich Lomond and Argyll Isle of Mull Tayside Lochaber and District Grampian and Cairngorm Sky and Lochalsh Inverness Sky and Lochalsh Ross and Cromarty Caithness and Sutherland Western Isles

Expedition Area contact details



Please note that if you are sending Green Forms and routes to Scottish Expedition Areas for notification only, only one set of paperwork is required. If you require an Assessor, two sets are needed.




Non Wild Country Contacts:

The following areas are not in wild country. Some Licensed Organisations have formed volunteer groups of Expedition Assessors to provide assessments in the areas listed.

These Expedition Assessors are managed by their Licensed Organisation and enquiries should be directed to the contact listed below:


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More information on the above can be found in the Expedition Guide, available from DofE Essentials (via eDofE).

Assessment fees


Expedition Assessment Fees

Expedition Assessment Vouchers for the expedition season are now available. 

The Fees for Assessments through the DofE Expedition Assessor Networks for the following season are as follows:
  • Bronze: £55*
  • Silver: £75
  • Gold: £100
These can be purchased via DofE Essentials and redeemed with one of our expedition networks. (Sign into eDofE and click on the [ESSENTIALS] link.)

  There is no fee payable to the DofE if you use an Accredited Assessor who is not part of a DofE Assessment Network (though there is likely to be a charge made by the Assessor).

 * Due to high demand and the limited number of volunteer Assessors, DofE Assessor Networks often cannot offer assessments at Bronze level. Priority will always be given to Gold level expeditions, which must take place in Wild Country. Leaders considering requesting a Bronze level assessment from an Assessor Network are encouraged to consider whether their participants are best served by undertaking an expedition in Wild Country. Leaders who wish to request a Bronze level assessment from an Assessor Network should contact the relevant Assessor Network Coordinator to check that an Assessor will be available before purchasing an Expedition Assessment Voucher.

Expedition area usage:

Avoid the crowds and choose one of the expedition areas that are not used as much: