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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.

Expedition Programme: 2016-17

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

11-13 November 2016


21 October 2016

Wild Country Weekend

- South Wales

2-4 December 2016


4 November 2016

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


21 October 2016   

Planning Weekend

- Tile Barn Outdoor Centre

11-12 February 2017    


21 January 2017

Intensive Training

- North Wales

7-13 April 2017


24 March 2017

Practice Weekend

- Dartmoor

28 April - 1 May 2017


7 April 2017

Qualifying Expedition

- Lake District

21-27 July 2017


30 June 2017

*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.