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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expeditions

As a DofE Approved Activity Provider, Abernethy, with its AALS licences, has a great deal to offer the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants.  We can provide a range of expeditions at all Award levels for groups:

  • Walking – training, practice and qualifying expeditions at Bronze, Silver and Gold level (at all centres)
  • Canoeing – training, practice and qualifying expeditions at Bronze, Silver and Gold level (at all centres)

This year we are also offering Silver and Gold Award Open expeditions (see below)

We can provide your group with kit, including food and canoes, and we have DofE accredited supervisors and assessors to work with the groups to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to navigate through rural, open or wild country.

Expeditions can take place from March to October and there should be a minimum of 5 participants per expedition. 

For more information on DofE Expeditions click HERE

Our guests said:
"The week was fantastic and we cannot rate Dave and Elliot’s’ skill and attitude highly enough.  We will be recommending Barcaple to any other D of E groups that we come across looking for a possible canoe venture.  Many thanks".  Samantha Robertson, Spey Descent group

Group Expedition prices

  • Expedition daily rate per person: Walking £49 | Canoeing £55
  • Food package daily rate per person: £6
  • Equipment hire per person per expedition: £18
  • Camp site hire is dependent on the site

Open Expeditions

Abernethy Ardeonaig are offering a Silver and a Gold Open walking expedition in August 2017 and Abernethy Barcaple are running a Silver Open expedition.  To enable these expeditions to go ahead, in line with DofE award guidelines, we need to have a minimum of 5 people signed up for each expedition and will not be able to confirm that they will go ahead until this is the case.  Please contact us as soon as possible if you would like to be part of this expedition and we will be pleased to send you more information and timescales for preparing routes etc.

Abernethy Ardeonaig Silver expedition | TBC August 2017
Abernethy Ardeonaig Gold expedition | TBC August 2017
Abernethy Barcaple Silver expedition | 11-15 August 2017 

Useful links

Abernethy Ardeonaig | Abernethy Ardgour | Abernethy Barcaple | Abernethy Nethybridge