Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition Designed For Schools

We work closely with schools across the UK to provide you with specific D of E Award qualifying expeditions for the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

What We Offer

West End Adventure provides a range of expeditions for schools from Canoeing Expeditions, Stand Up Paddle Boarding to Hill Walking.

Our aim is to make the expedition as stress free as is possible and build trusting relationships between the schools, teachers and us.

All school programmes are individually tailor-made to suit the requirements of your students and the school, while ensuring the D of E criteria are met.

We are a not-for-profit organisation and as such ensure that you receive the highest quality programmes at affordable prices. We can also supply everything you need from tents to transport.

Please note that the prices of expeditions will vary depending upon the location and activities that you participate in. Contact us to find out more information about the expeditions we run that will work for you.

All our expeditions will be weather dependent based on the location and we may need to change certain activities. But we will always deliver suitable activities to achieve each award.

Our top priority is giving a safe and authentic outdoor adventure for all the young people we work with and delivering it in a fun and exciting way.


We run expeditions throughout the UK and can find a location that is suitable for your particular award programme. Whether you want to go kayaking or climbing, hill walking or stand up paddle boarding, we provide it all.

If you have a specific location in mind, please let us know as we can always tailor our trips to suit your needs. You may wish to stay local to your school to reduce travel time and costs, or you may want to go further afield. We are happy to work with you to give you the adventure that you want.

Are you feeling a little more adventurous? Why not look at our overseas expeditions? These are especially good for the Gold Award qualifying expeditions and can give your students a fantastic experience that they will never forget.

UK Expeditions

We run expeditions throughout the UK from the Lowlands of Scotland to the Valleys of Wales. We also run overseas expeditions for those that wish to participate. So why not get in touch and let us help and guide you through the fantastic expeditions available?

The UK offers so many varied terrains with areas of outstanding natural beauty right on our doorstep. From Lakes to Lochs, Highlands to Lowlands and a wide variety of mountainous and hilly areas, the UK really does have it all.

You could go stand-up paddle boarding across Rannoch Moor, canoeing on Loch Lomond or walking through the glens if Scotland. We take you to the place that will suit your particular D of E programme and meet your school or groups specific needs.

As we have a fantastic knowledge of the local terrain, we can also arrange bronze award expeditions within your local area which will help cut down on travel time and costs. We ensure that whatever you choose will suit the D of E award that you are aiming for.

Wherever you decide to take your expeditions, you are guaranteed to have a great time. So why not get in touch with us today to find out where your next adventure awaits.

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Expeditions Abroad

If your school would like to go further afield, then our overseas locations may be exactly what you are looking for. With expeditions running in Iceland, Norway, Morocco, Canada and Nepal you are sure to find something that fits perfectly with your D of E qualification.

Your group could go walking across the Lava Fields of Iceland to reach a Geothermal River in which they can relax after a hard day of walking. Or you could go Walking across the Black Sands of Iceland’s Beaches.

With Flight Times under two and a half hours and departures from many major airports, Iceland is an ideal expedition for your school or groups’ next adventure.

Don’t fancy Iceland. Well, why not Kayak down the Fjords of Norway taking in the spectacular scenery. You get to go camping in some of the most idyllic locations in the world.

Or trek through the mountains or Morocco. After rising early with the sun, you then spend the morning trekking through the desert-like terrain and cooling off at night in the warm rivers of this fantastic country.

Let our experts help you choose the right destination for your group from Nepal to Morocco or Iceland to Canada we are only a phone call away.

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Call us on 0141 266 0084