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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 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 2014 – 15 programme please make every effort to attend one of our Info Evenings.

Wednesday 1 October 2014 - 7.00pm - Falcon House, Monarch Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5PL

Expedition Programme: 2014-15

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

14-16 November 2014


24 October 2014

Wild Country Weekend

- South Wales

5-7 December 2014


14 November 2014

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


24 October 2014   

Planning Weekend

- Tile Barn Outdoor Centre

14-15 February 2015    


23 January 2015

Intensive Training

- North Wales

10-16 April 2015


20 March 2015

Practice Weekend

- Dartmoor

1-4  May 2015


10 April 2015

Qualifying Expedition

- Lake District

17-23 July 2015


26 June 2015

*These costs are from the 2013-14 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.

If you would like to join us this year, please complete the Booking Form Microsoft Word 70kB and return with a cheque (made payable to Hampshire County Council) for the amount stated above. Please send your cheque to Karen Andrews, Outdoor Education Service, Falcon House, Monarch Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5PL.