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DofE/The Senior Section Training/Walking Weekend 2018

March 24, 2018 - March 25, 2018

  • What? This weekend will cover most of the DofE expedition training needed for Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
  • When? 24-25 March 2018
  • Where? Helmsley YHA, Helmsley, North Yorkshire
  • Who for? DofE participants, members of The Senior Section, DofE Leaders
  • How much? £50 (includes accommodation, dinner, bed & breakfast at the Youth Hostel)


The weekend will include training on navigation skills, route planning, map reading, food and cooking. You will also have time to socialise and make new friends. Walks will be tailored to Bronze, Silver and Gold levels as required and there may be an opportunity to plan further expeditions. You will need to bring a packed lunch for Saturday and make your own way to and from the venue.This is the first stage of the three expedition events for those hoping to complete the expedition section.   Practice expeditions for Bronze, Silver and Gold will take place on 20-23 July 2018 and Assessment expeditions  for Bronze, Silver and Gold  will take place on 28 August-1 September 2018 (please click the links for more detailed information and precise dates for each level).

This event is open to members of The Senior Section and DofE Award participants. DofE participants should be registered for the award before attending this event. Leaders running DofE units may also apply to shadow groups and gain experience in running the expedition section of the DofE Award.

For more information about how the open expeditions run please click DofE 2018 Information Sheet for Participants.  Further information will be sent to participants nearer the time of the event.

How to apply

Bookings are taken through our online booking form below.  Please select the appropriate level ticket.  By booking onto this event you agree to our  T&C s for DofE/TSS Walking Weekend 2018

You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque; just select the option at the check out.

No bookings will be taken after 22 January 2018.

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the Region office by emailing  Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.


March 24, 2018
March 25, 2018
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North East England Region Office
01904 676076


Helmsley YHA, North Yorkshire
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