Open Gold DofE Canoeing Expedition 2020

11th July 2020 @ 9:30 am – 14th July 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Abernethy Ardeonaig,
FK21 8SY

We’re running an Open Gold DofE Canoeing Expedition in summer 2020!

Have you tried your hand at canoeing before? If you’re looking for a different way to complete your Gold expedition ‘journey’ then come along to Abernethy Ardeonaig activity centre next summer and get ready to take the water again!

What to expect

Although previous canoeing experience would be a big advantage it’s not required as fully trained members of staff at the centre will teach progressive training, from basic canoeing skills to how to be safe on the water.

Training and further input continues throughout the Practice expedition to make sure all participants are ready for their qualifying expedition!

What you’ll need

A good level of fitness and commitment to learning and developing your skills are essential! Candidates must also:
• Be registered for the Gold award scheme & be a Girlguiding Scotland member
• Be able to attend all the meetings, training and expeditions
• Have completed a First Aid qualification or completed one by the time of the assessed expedition
• Be fit enough to canoe for the duration of the expedition

It would be preferable if candidates:
• Had already completed a Dof E Bronze or Silver award
• Had taken part in training or expeditions with Bronze or Silver groups (If direct Gold entrant)


Check out all the dates for the initial training session and subsequent practice and qualifier expedition below. This prices include supervision and / or Assessment by 4* qualified coaches from an organisation who are both an AAP with DofE and AALA licenced, as well as access to all canoeing equipment and any campsite fees will be covered.

Gold Canoeing Training Day and Practice Expedition
11-14 July 2020
£228 inc VAT (£190 + VAT) per person
• Please arrive at Abernethy Ardeonaig for 9.30am on the Saturday. The practice expedition will take place on Loch and River Tay

Gold Canoeing Qualifying Expedition
11-14 August 2020
£228 inc VAT (£190 + VAT) per person
• Please arrive at Fort William train station for 9.30am on the Tuesday. The qualifying expedition on the Great Glen

Book now

Download the booking form and send it back by 31 March 2020.

Got a question?

For more information about the Open expedition, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Rachel Thomas from the guiding delivery team!