Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Multi mode Expeditions

We offer Expeditions for teams at any level of Award, with no previous experience needed.

Unleash the Ultimate DofE Adventure: Multi-Mode Expeditions of Canoeing and Walking

Are you ready to elevate your Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) journey to unprecedented heights? Brace yourself for an exhilarating fusion of exploration and challenge as we present our extraordinary multi-mode expeditions that combine the best of canoeing and walking in the breathtaking landscapes of the UK.

Embark on a Multi-Mode Odyssey:

Our multi-mode expeditions are an ingenious blend of canoeing and walking, offering you a dynamic experience that's as diverse as it is rewarding. Picture yourself gliding along tranquil waters in a canoe, navigating rivers that wind through serene landscapes. Imagine conquering rugged trails on foot, scaling hills and valleys that offer panoramic vistas and a sense of accomplishment like no other.

Nature's Splendor in Dual Dimensions:

From the serene tranquility of canoeing on placid waters to the heart-pounding ascent of challenging terrains, our multi-mode expeditions provide an immersive encounter with the UK's natural beauty. Witness captivating riverside vistas, explore hidden coves, and conquer summits that offer stunning panoramic views – all in a single, unforgettable journey.

Comprehensive Training for Mastery:

Embarking on multi-mode expeditions requires skill and preparation. Our comprehensive training equips you with the expertise to maneuver canoes and tackle trails with confidence. Whether you're a novice or experienced, our tailored training ensures that you're ready for every aspect of the journey.

Safety, Our Cornerstone:

Your safety is paramount. Our seasoned team of instructors, equipped with qualifications like Mountain Leader, 4* Canoe, and First Aid, ensure a secure and enriching experience. Whether you're paddling along rivers or trekking through challenging landscapes, you can focus on the adventure knowing that safety is our top priority.

Forge Bonds and Memories:

Multi-mode expeditions aren't just about adventure; they're about camaraderie and memories that last a lifetime. Share laughter around the campfire, conquer challenges together, and create a bond with your DofE group that's unbreakable.

Craft Your Multi-Mode Legacy:

As you journey through tranquil waters and conquer demanding trails, you're not just earning an award – you're crafting a legacy of resilience, teamwork, and personal growth. The multi-mode DofE expedition isn't just an adventure; it's a transformative experience that shapes character and ignites passion.

Your Multi-Mode Adventure Awaits:

Get ready to embark on a unique DofE adventure that melds canoeing and walking into an unforgettable narrative. Let our experienced company guide you through landscapes of challenge and beauty, nurturing your potential and propelling you towards the pinnacle of achievement. Your journey starts here – embrace the thrill, embrace the challenge, and embrace the adventure that defines DofE multi-mode expeditions.

Get in Touch:

Want to know more about our exhilarating multi-mode expeditions? Contact us through our website or give us a call. Let's discuss how we can tailor the perfect multi-mode experience for your DofE group, ensuring an adventure that will be etched in your memories forever.

This next part is still in construction, I aim to add more pictures and information for you to see about this great venture.

Canoeing through Water crowfoot river Wye

Canoeing river Wye

Canoeing through Crowfoot during expedition.

Canoe sailing in Scotland

Canoe sailing

Canoeing across Scotland

Canoeing on the river Wye

Canoe expedition

Some days are just nice and sunny

Expedition in a Canoe varies, depending on your choice of route:

Open Water

A good example of this would be the 'Great Glen' Canoe Trail in Scotland. It runs from coast to coast (it's a rare one to say you have paddled from one side of a country to the other). It is a stunning route taking in views of Ben Nevis and being up close and personal with Loch Ness. During the training for this trip we teach you all you need to know, including improvised sailing just in case there happens to be a nice breeze. Wildcamp on Night One is breathtaking - you wake up looking out across the water to see the remaining snow near the summit of Ben Nevis for most of the year.

Improvised canoe sailing

Canoe sailing

Group using improvised sails on the Great Glen Canoe Trail.

DofE group canoeing down the river

Canoeing on the river

Well spaced group during their expedition

River Running

We run training to a high standard so that groups can be independent during their Expeditions. If you have never canoed before then River Running is a great way to see the countryside. By packing all your kit in 'dry bags' you are able to travel good distances, seeing the countryside change as you head down river. There are various rivers around the UK which are long enough to support your Expedition. For more information contact us by phone or email.


All around the country there are canals that are ideal, whether for first timers heading out on a Bronze Award, of for groups to do their initial training before heading out on a river.

Canoeing through ancient bridge

Canoe team

Working well as a team

During Canoe Expeditions

We will provide qualified staff to train and to provide safety throughout the whole process. There are a few more skills to learn compared to a Walking Expedition. We have found that this is a fun process to go through, and training normally ends up with good tales being told and lots of laughing.

We have found that this can be a great alternative to Walking Expeditions, especially for those who cannot physically walk for a long time - using a canoe for their expedition allows them to still achieve their goal of completing their DofE Awards.

Improvised canoe sailing

Canoe sailing

Group using improvised sails on the Great Glen Canoe Trail.

Canoe balance game

Safety training

We make training safe and fun - all in one

Canoeing down the Wye

Canoe gold expedition

Canoeing on the river Wye

Toasting marshmallows in camp

Night time treat

A little after dinner marshmallow

Canoe pass around lock

Using a canoe pass

Rollers made this back water explore more exciting

Canoeing expedition on the river Wye

Warm days

Perfectly still day

We tailor all training to the proposed Expeditions to be undertaken. With this in mind it is worth thinking through some ideas for your Expedition. You can also talk through some options with us.

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