Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Expedition Help

Here you can find information to help you plan and prepare for your expedition.

This page looks at the kit that will be required along with what you need to think about when making or purchasing food for your expedition.

Finally there is the route planner which covers the all important aspect of knowing where you want to go and how you will get there.


  • Use the kit list and kit guide below to prepare for the expedition
  • Don’t buy everything! Rossall can lend you certain items like tents, rucksacks, stoves and rollmats
  • Don’t pay full price to purchase items! Remember to use your DofE discount card


  • Use the meal planner below for help with your expedition preparation
  • Keep a balanced menu, high in energy, low in weight
  • Keep things quick and easy to cook and clean up
  • Label each meal with a Sharpie (e.g. Sunday breakfast)
  • Click here for more advice


For videos to help with navigation skills click here.

Print off additional blank route cards here:

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