Open Gold Expeditions

TrekCo offers complete expedition packages for schools, colleges and groups of all sizes.

TrekCo are an Approved Activity Provider for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Using our team of highly experienced and qualified instructors, we can organise every aspect of your group’s Bronze, Silver or Gold DofE Expedition. TrekCo is one of the largest independent outdoor companies in the UK and we have a wide range of instructors working on Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expeditions at every level.

TrekCo have been working with DofE groups since 1989, and our experience and expertise shows in the level of organisation that we provide for you, and the support from our team of professionals. You can trust that TrekCo will run your expedition to the highest standards from the initial contact and planning stage right through to delivering a memorable experience in the hills.

All of our DofE Expeditions are organised by our dedicated DofE team, headed by Bruce Lee. We organise each expedition individually for you to suit your dates and availability, so that you can fit everything in with your schedule and minimise your workload. To speak to Bruce directly and ask about any aspect of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Expeditions, email him at:


Our Programmes Include:

Initial discussion of your aims, group type and size, equipment needs and general itinerary Training at school or at our base dependent on your group’s needs All training and supervision from our friendly and highly experienced staff
We will discuss expedition aims and projects with you to suit your group All group equipment can be provided free of charge Groups outside of Sussex are monitored by GPS tracker as well as our team on the ground


Why Come To TrekCo?

TrekCo staff are extremely well qualified and experienced – far more than the average. Your group’s organiser will hold as a minimum the Mountain Leader Award, and our staff are selected carefully following an extensive training programme. They tend to be older than the industry norm, and include many holders of the ML, MCI and International Mountain Leader Award.


Open Expeditions for Individuals

We run some Open Expeditions at Gold level – these are for participants, either individuals or small groups, who need an organiser for their Gold Expedition and will join together with others to form a group large enough to undertake their Expedition.

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Locations For Your Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition

Ashdown Forest 

Just 12 miles from the M25, our base in Sussex is convenient for everywhere in the south east and yet offers the ideal location for DofE expeditions at Bronze or Silver levels.


South Downs National Park

The latest National Park, the South Downs is a scenically beautiful area with great route possibilities for the DofE; and yet it is still only an hour from much of London.


Peak District

TrekCo are specialists in running outdoor residentials in The Peak District. The region is ideal for any level of DofE Expedition and again is highly convenient to access.


Lake District

The amazing scenery of this mountain area makes for a positive bonus to add to all of the other aspects of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition section, and many of our Gold trips take place here – we would be delighted to organise your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition in the Lake District anytime.


Please call us on 01273 487509 to discuss your Expedition Section needs with us.

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