Tonbridge Gold Expedition Weeks

You can register with Tonbridge Gold to do your qualifying expedition in either the Lake District or the Peak District at the same time as the practice expeditions take place.  

Click here to see this year's dates.

If you trained with Tonbridge Gold and did your practice expedition in the Lake District last year, or are going to do so this year, you will be able to do your qualifying expedition in the Peak District in August.  If you did your practice expedition in the Peak District last year, you will be able to do your qualifying expedition in the Lake District this year.

If you have completed your expedition training with another Award Centre, you could join us on either of these two trips, providing you have not undertaken your practice expedition in the same area.  In 2013, four groups successfully completed their qualifying expeditions with Tonbridge Gold in the Peak District.

Download the Qualifying Expedition Application Form and return it to Linda Chapman whose address is on the form.  The closing date is 28th March for the Lake District and 28th April for the Peak District, but the earlier you send it off the better.

Please note that there is an additional GROUP FEE of £100 payable to your ASSESSOR.  Thus, if there are 5 of you in the group, that's £20 each.   Your group leader will have to purchase a voucher from the DofE website.  More details here.  He/she will need to sign into eDofE and click on the [ESSENTIALS] link.  Once you have purchased it, you will need to send Andy Blundell the voucher number so that he can add it to the Green Form that he sends to the assessment co-ordinator in the wild country area.  The assessor then uses that voucher number to reclaim the £100 from DofE HQ.