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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expeditions

"The week was fantastic and we cannot rate Dave and Elliot’s skill and attitude highly enough."  Samantha Robertson, Paddling Adventure group

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)

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 April to October and there should be a minimum of 5 participants per expedition. We have two expeditions happening in 2019:


Bronze Expedition dates at Abernethy Ardeonaig

  • 20-22 July 2019 | Open Bronze Walking Training & Practice Expedition | £150
  • 07-08 August 2019 | Open Bronze Walking Qualifying Expedition | £100

Gold Expedition dates at Abernethy Ardeonaig

  • 13-16 July 2019 | Open Gold Canoeing Training and Practice Expedition | £224 
  • 06-09 August 2019 | Open Gold Canoeing Qualifying Expedition £224 



To book:

Contact Abernethy Ardeonaig | T: 01567 820523 or e-mail us to find out more

In order to help participants gel as a team to get the most out of the expedition experience ideally participants will book to complete both their Practice & Qualifying expeditions with Abernethy.  If you are just looking for either a Practice or a Qualifying expedition there may be an option to add you to an expedition as long as the team numbers still fall within the DofE regulations of minimum and maximum numbers per expedition team.  Please contact us with your requirements and we will let you know if we can help.    

For more information on DofE Expeditions click HERE

Group Expedition prices

  • Expedition daily rate per person: Walking £50 | Canoeing £56
  • Food package daily rate per person: £9
  • Equipment hire per person per expedition: £20
  • Camp site hire is dependent on the site

Open Expeditions

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 an expedition and we will be pleased to send you more information and timescales for preparing routes etc.

Looking for a DofE Expedition?

We run a number of Open DofE Expeditions throughout the year.  Contact the Centres for dates and more information on both walking and canoe expeditions.

Abernethy Ardeonaig | call 01567 820523 or e-mail us for more information

Abernethy Barcaple | call 01557 820261 or e-mail us for more information

Abernethy Nethybridge | call 01479 821279 or e-mail us for more information

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