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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 Hampshire County Council 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 Adviser 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 891640 or see the website.

HOGp Information Evenings

If you are interested in joining the 2015 – 16 programme please make every effort to attend one of our Info Evenings.

Monday 12 October 2015 at 7.00pm - Falcon House, Monarch Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5PL

Expedition Programme: 2015-16

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



Approx Cost*

Deadline for Payment

Introduction Weekend

- Tile Barn Outdoor Centre

13-15 November 2015


23 October 2015

Wild Country Weekend

- South Wales

11-13 December 2015


13 November 2015

There's a 15% discount if payment is provided  
for the first two weekends as one cheque


23 October 2015   

Planning Weekend

- Tile Barn Outdoor Centre

13-14 February 2016    


22 January 2016

Intensive Training

- North Wales

1-7 April 2016


18 March 2016

Practice Weekend

- Dartmoor

29 April - 1 May 2016


8 April 2016

Qualifying Expedition

- Lake District

15-21 July 2016


24 June 2016

*These costs are subject to change pending rising costs and group size.
Non Hants CC registered/resident participants must add 20% to the costs detailed above.