Addventure is able to support all aspects Duke of Edinburgh's Award expedition training for schools, groups and individuals

Addventure holds an Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) license to offer hill walking and mountaineering services to young people in all areas of the UK without restriction.

This is ideally suited to the supply of the specialized expedition training required by candidates for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or as pre-trip training for those who have chosen to take part in overseas adventure travel.

Our instructors are all experienced, fully qualified, professionals located throughout the UK, many are International Mountain Leaders. Everyone within our organization holds an enhanced CRB / DBS disclosure, a valid first aid qualification and is prepared to go that ‘extra mile’ to ensure the success of your venture. We are aware that it is YOUR VENTURE, we intend to support you in achieving your goal, not impress our ideas upon you!

What we offer

We are aware that historically the majority of training for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition has been run by volunteers and friends. Our aim as a commercial supplier of expedition training is not to undermine this ethos, but to support it by offering whatever additional services you may require to supplement those available within your school or organization. All of our instructors are qualified to NGB standards and have the skills, experience and professionalism to deliver to an exceptionally high standard.


We are able to provide whatever level of expedition support you require, from onsite classroom training within schools to remote safety cover in wild country areas. We maintain a stock of lightweight group camping equipment which is available for hire when using our staff. Most groups choose to manage the pastoral care of the young people themselves. Transport requirements of young people are the responsibility of the school, parent or guardian, we do not normally become involved in the provision of transport.


We offer Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition training to individuals and small groups, however for costing purposes we require these individuals / small groups to combine with others if you wish Addventure to arrange your accommodation. If you have access to a local venue that has facilities to cater for smaller numbers or Youth Hostel style accommodation would be acceptable we can readily respond to your requirements, please enquire by email.


Our ‘home base’ is a 17th Century Pennine farmhouse that was converted into an activity centre some 25 years ago. It can sleep a maximum of 36 students in bunk bedded dormitory style accommodation, with indoor and outdoor recreation areas. All meals are produced on site, whenever possible using locally sourced ingredients. Once on site transport requirements are minimal, all training activities start at the front door. On-site parking is available for a limited number of vehicles. Road access and support facilities are good. The centre is staffed 24 /7 when students are on site.


Per instructor per day: £170.00 + reasonable expenses. (Usually 6-10 young people per instructor).



An exciting 5-day package, fulfilling the requirements of your Bronze expedition. Arrival mid-morning, Monday, for a training day. Tuesday is a practical navigation training day with a Mountain Leader, including a remote overnight camp. Wednesday we walk alone back to our centre for a de-brief about your practice expedition. Thursday you depart on your qualifying venture and camp overnight, then return to our centre Friday afternoon for a full de-brief. You will then be offered an opportunity to deliver your presentation, which completes the expedition section.

  • Cost £195 (includes use of group kit and food) 

Key points...

bullet pointWe support and supplement the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition training provided by school volunteers and teachers

bullet pointWe are able to provide whatever level of support you require, from classroom training to remote safety cover in wild country areas

bullet pointOur training courses also help individuals, through a variety of options.

5 day Silver and Gold expedition training package

This 5 day Silver and Gold expedition training package will include all training, practical navigation day on the hill with a Mountain Leader followed by a 3 day practice expedition. The inclusive cost is £195 which includes some group equipment. If qualifying Silver or Gold expeditions are required please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Find out more

If you would like to discuss how we can help with your Duke of Edinburgh's Award expedition training, please contact us!