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First expedition opportunities for 2018 published

posted 23 Nov 2017, 11:47 by Peter Knight

We have started to publish our expeditions for the 2018 season.

We expect to offer at least two expeditions at each Award level - more will be added to the website as details are finalised.

Please visit our Expeditions Page for further information.

2017 Expedition Season

posted 17 Oct 2017, 06:11 by Peter Knight

We have completed our expeditions for 2017!

Next year's expedition programme is being planned, so please revisit this website in November 2017 when we should have the first expedition opportunities for 2018 ready for applications.

Brecon Beacons and Lake District Gold Expeditions

posted 22 Jun 2017, 04:48 by Peter Knight

Very sadly, we have had to cancel the Gold expeditions to the Brecon Beacons and the Lake District due to go ahead in August, because we have received too few applicants.

There are many other Approved Activity Providers that may be able to accommodate you on a Gold expedition this year. We will be running at least two Gold expeditions in 2018, so if you are happy to wait until next year then please consider visiting our website in the autumn, when our 2018 programme should be taking shape.

New Bronze Expeditions; still space on others

posted 27 Apr 2017, 04:56 by Peter Knight

It's only April, but the expedition season is progressing well, and we have already completed a number of successful ventures.

We are now able to offer two more Bronze expeditions, in September and October, for anybody who needs to complete their expedition during the 2017 season.

There is also plenty of space on some of our forthcoming Silver and Gold expeditions, so please take a look at our Expeditions page to find the details.

Brecon Beacons Gold Expedition

posted 4 Feb 2017, 05:03 by Peter Knight

We are pleased to offer our fourth Gold expedition for the 2017 season - to the Brecon Beacons.

Please see our Expeditions page for the full list.

E-mail Issues

posted 26 Jan 2017, 03:01 by Peter Knight   [ updated 27 Jan 2017, 08:11 ]

We are aware that our 'chair' e-mail address appears to be being blocked from certain domains (including This is due to a problem with not accepting mail from e-mail forwarders, which is how our e-mail addresses have been set up.

If you are trying to contact us by e-mail and get an 'undeliverable e-mail' message, please send to this address instead and your message will be forwarded appropriately.

Expedition Summary Sheet

posted 6 Jan 2017, 07:35 by Peter Knight

A venture sheet summarising all our 2017 expeditions is available for download from the bottom of the Expeditions page.

Please feel free to download and display this on your Centre's noticeboard.

First Expeditions for 2017 Announced

posted 10 Dec 2016, 05:30 by Peter Knight

We are happy to announce that a number of 2017 expeditions are now open for applications.

Please see our Expeditions page for full details.

A Successful 2016 Expedition Season

posted 1 Dec 2016, 12:19 by Peter Knight

We have had our busiest expedition season in many years - largely due to the decision by Oxfordshire County Council to relinquish their DofE licence and a number of schools subsequently ceasing to run the Award or putting limits on their DofE intake. OXPED CIC has been able to take up the slack and has enabled many young people to complete their Expedition section who otherwise might have struggled to do so.

A total of 175 participants took part in 12 different expeditions - four Bronze, four Silver and four Gold!

Many thanks must go to all the OXPED volunteers who have organised and run our expeditions this year.

We look forward to offering a similar number of expeditions in 2017 - the intial list will be published on this website in the next week.

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