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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

ENGLAND

  • Isle of Man (19): Kevin Rodgers  E: [email protected]  MORE INFO
  • Cumbria (20) (Lake District): Contact:  Kate Worrall, North of England Regional Office,The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Knotty Ash Centre, 251 East Prescot Road, Liverpool, L14 5NA and 0151 228 2533 E: [email protected]  MORE INFO
  • Cheviots (21) (Cheviot Hills, Border Forests): Mike Allport, Keld, 4 Ryecoft Park, Wooler, Northumberland NE71 6AS. T: 01668 281249 E: [email protected]  MORE INFO 
  • Durham Dales & High Pennines (22) (Teesdale, Weardale, Allendale and West to Cross Fell): Clive Riches, 16 Byrnes Close, Plumpton, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 9PE. T: 01768 894404. E: [email protected]  MORE INFO
  • Yorkshire Dales/Pennines (23):  Chantelle Day, Yorkshire Dales/Pennies Expedition Networks Co-ordinator,North of England Regional Office,The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Knotty Ash Centre, 251 East Prescot Road, Liverpool, L14 5NA and 0151 228 2533 E: [email protected]    MORE INFO
  • North York Moors (25) Chantelle Day, (North York Moors and Cleveland Hills): North York Moors Expedition Networks Co-ordinator, North of England Regional Office,The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Knotty Ash Centre, 251 East Prescot Road, Liverpool, L14 5NA  0151 228 2533 E: [email protected]   MORE INFO
  • Central Assessor Network – Peak District (26): Central Expeditions Assessor Network, Central England Regional Office, Arthur House, 21 Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham B75 5BL. T: 0121 308 9470 M: 07826 872378. F: 0121 308 5561 E: [email protected]   MORE INFO When you are expeditioning in normal country (not Wild Country), i.e. the White Peak, please use the Red Form available here.
  • Dartmoor (30): Robert Steemson. Field House, Liverton, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6HN T: 01626 824526 (after 5.30pm only) E: [email protected]   MORE INFO
  • Exmoor (31): The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Unit 12A, Church Farm Business Park, Corston, Bath. BA2 9AP. T: 01225 874354 E: [email protected]  MORE INFO
  • Severn & Wye (Central Assessor Network) (32): For all expeditions on the Rivers Severn and Wye at any DofE level: Central Expeditions Assessor Network, Central England Regional Office, Arthur House, 21 Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham B75 5BL. T: 0121 308 9470  F: 0121 308 5561 E: [email protected]  MORE INFO

SCOTLAND

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.

  • Areas 1-15: Scottish Network Co-ordinator, DofE Scotland, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5EZ. Tel 0131 343 0920. E: [email protected]  More Info

     

WALES

  • Snowdonia/Mid Wales/Brecon Beacons (27): Wales Expedition Network Coordinator, DofE Wales, Market House, Market Approach, Brecon LD3 7DA.  Tel -01874-623086.  E: [email protected] MORE INFO


NORTHERN IRELAND

  • Sperrin Mountains (16) (also Co. Fermanagh and Co. Donegal): Drew Hamilton, WELB, 1 Hospital Road, Omagh, Co. Tyrone BT79 0AW, T: 07799661017, E: c/o [email protected]    MORE INFO
  • Antrim Hills (17): Gerry Meehan, Woodhall Residential Centre, 27 Moneygran Road, Kilrea BT51 3SJ, Tel: 028 295 40762, Fax: 028 295 41075, Email: [email protected]     MORE INFO
  • Mournes (18): Trevor Quinn, Senior Warden, Killyleagh Outdoor Education Centre
Shore Road
Killyleagh,
Co. Down BT30 9UE. T: 028 4377 8555 F: 028 4377 8792 E: [email protected]    MORE INFO
  • EA Belfast: Joanna Clarke, EA Belfast, 40 Academy Street, Belfast, BT1 2NQ
    Telephone: 028 9056 4000 ext 4185
    Email: [email protected]    MORE INFO
     

 

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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: