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Hampshire Open Gold Expedition programme (HOGp)

   The Hampshire Open Gold Expedition programme runs from November to the following July every year. It is our flagship Gold programme run by staff from the Hants CC DofE training team. It is suitable for 16 - 24yr olds (you must be under 25yrs of age on completion) and provides a 'start-to-finish' Expedition programme in order to complete the Expedition section of your Gold award!

   Whether you are on your own or part of a group, please get in touch! If you live in Hampshire and have nowhere to enrol for your Gold, we can put you in touch with a local DofE Field Officer to support you through the other 4 sections and through to Gold completion.

Open Gold

IMPORTANT: You must have enrolled for your Gold award before November in order to participate in the programme!

For further information, please contact: , 01962 876219

HOGp Info Evenings

If you are interested in joining the 2013 – 14 programme please make every effort to attend one of the following Info Evenings. Please contact us for an evening near you if you cannot attend the evening(s) already published below. We are organising sessions based on demand, so if you have any fellow peers you can bring along, then please do!




Thursday, 10th October

7pm start

Falcon House, [end of] Monarch Way, Winchester SO22 5PL

Expedition Programme: 2013-14

(printable 'booking form' version Microsoft Word 43kB)

You will be expected to attend all 6 parts of the programme - so please ensure this is possible before you apply.



Approx Cost*


Introduction Weekend

- Tile Barn Outdoor Centre

8 - 10 November 2013


21 October 2013

Wild Country Weekend

- South Wales

6 - 8 December 2013


25 November 2013

There's a 10% discount if payment is provided  
for the first two weekends as one cheque


21 October 2012   

Planning Weekend

- Tile Barn Outdoor Centre

8 - 9 February 2014    


20 January 2014

Intensive Training

- North Wales

4 - 10 April 2014


17 March 2014

Practice Weekend

- Dartmoor

2 - 5 May 2014


14 April 2014

Qualifying Expedition

- Lake District

18 - 24 July 2014


30 June 2014

*These costs are from the 2012-13 programme, which are subject to change pending rising costs and group size.
Non Hants CC registered/resident participants must add 20% to the costs detailed above.