Gold DofE Canoe Training & Practice Expeditions

Gold DofE Canoe Training & Practice Expeditions

From: £350.00

Gold DofE open expeditions canoeing – we run multiple trips every year. This consists of one days training followed by three days and two nights of a practice expedition run by our fully qualified coaches, instructors and DofE supervisors/assessors.

Gold DofE Canoeing Training & Practice

Gold DofE Canoeing Training & Practice expeditions in Scotland. Active run a number of training, practice and qualifying DofE open expeditions in Scotland for Gold DofE candidates throughout the year.  We run open dates for individuals and bespoke packages for school and youth groups.  Active Outdoor Pursuits have over 20 years experience and a proven track record facilitating and supporting groups and individuals achieve The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Our aim as an Approved Activity Provider is to deliver quality, exciting and adventurous expedition training, supervision and assessments throughout Scotland.

2024 Gold DofE Open Canoeing Training & Practice Expedition Dates: 

  • July 24th – 27th 2024
  • Aug 14th – 17th 2024
  • Oct 16th – 19th 2024

We can organise Gold DofE canoeing training, practice expeditions and qualifying expeditions for groups of 4 or more on dates that suit your requirements. So if you don’t see dates on the calendar which work for you, and you have a group of 4 or more, please drop us an email ( or call us on 01540 210 000.

  • Candidates should have appropriate training in a canoe.
  • We can provide additional canoe skills training days. 
  • Active can also provide Gold DofE Canoe qualifying expeditions, these are available to book on our website. 
  • Participants should arrive at Cairngorms Adventure Centre by 10:00 on the first day of the expedition. 

We can provide the following group kit if required for your gold DofE open canoeing training & practice expeditions in Scotland:

  • Tents
  • Inflatable camping mats
  • Stoves, cutlery and crockery
  • Dry bags or barrels 
  • Technical & safety kit such as buoyancy aids, paddles & helmets,
  • Canoes
  • Waterproofs and boots

Additional links

Why not check out the DofE website where you can find lots of resources?

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