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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Outer Active has over twenty years experience helping people achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of The Edinburgh's Awards in the UK and Overseas for your school, college, university or business.

What we offer

  • Choice of Expedition locations across the UK, Europe and the World.
  • High quality training, delivered at a location convenient to you.
  • Approved format to undertake the Expedition on Bike, Canoe or on foot.
  • A dedicated Instructor/Coach who will offer continuing support throughout your Expedition Programme.
  • One days Pre-Expedition Training at your school or collage or a location to suit your schools individual needs.
  • Comprehensive Pre-Expedition Pack, including consent forms and kit lists.
  • A complete service, we will complete all paper work; Operating Authority notifications, green forms and risk assessments.
  • Training materials and helpful handouts for participants.
  • Free use of group equipment:- Tents, Stoves and maps.
  • Canoes and all specialist equipment ie dry barrels.
  • BCU 2 Star Award trained and tested on Canoe Expeditions for students and staff.

What it costs

We offer two simple prices based on a minimum of 10 participants. Walking Expeditions are £45 per person per day. Canoe or Bike Expeditions are £55 per person per day.

NB. Further training days may be required depending on groups experience.

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  • 1 day pre-expedition training
  • 2 day practice expedition
  • 2 day qualifying expedition

Walking £225
Canoe or bike £275



  • 1 day pre-expedition training
  • 3 day practice expedition
  • 3 day qualifying expedition

Walking £315
Canoe or bike £385



  • 2 day pre-expedition training
  • 5 day practice expedition
  • 5 day qualifying expedition

Walking £540
Canoe or bike £660


Open Gold Expedition

Qualifying & Practice Expeditions
from £250.00 per person for Walking Expeditions
from £275.00 per person for Canoe Expeditions

Outer Active offer the perfect solution for small groups and individuals to undertake their Expedition Section of the DofE.

  • 3-7 August, Black Mountains, Practice Walking Expedition
  • 3-7 August, River Wye, Practice Canoe Expedition
  • 10-14 August, River Wye, Qualifying Canoe Expedition
  • 10-14 August, Brecon Beacons, Qualifying Walking Expedition

... and other areas to suit you!

All you have to do

  • Arrange your transport to and from the expedition area. We can pick up on Sunday afternoon at Abergavenny Railway Station and drop off on Friday about 4pm.
  • Provide all your own personal kit:- Water-proofs, boots ruck sack, sleeping mats etc.
  • Provide your own food.

We provide

  • Bikes and canoes as necessary
  • Tents
  • Pre-expedition information pack with lots of helpful advice, kit lists etc.
  • Camping for the first 2 nights.
  • Camping fees for the other nights.
  • Stoves
  • Maps
  • Completion of all paper work, ie green forms.
  • Qualified and experience coaches and instructors
  • 24hr supervision

Book today!

To reserve your place, call or email us to check availability and date(s), we will hold the booking for 7 days. To confirm the booking we require a £25 deposit per person and a completed booking form per person. On receipt of the booking form and deposit we will email you course details. Final payment must be made one month before your course dates.

To find out more about the course, qualification and availability, call us...



Quality Training - OuterActive





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