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Expedition Essentials 


In the vast realms of adventure, personal development, and achievement, few programmes rival the transformative impact of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Founded by Prince Philip in 1956, the prestigious DofE volunteering award has guided young individuals on journeys of self-discovery and resilience for decades, encouraging people to step out of their comfort zones and explore further. Helping to empower young people and support them as they learn new skills, overcome obstacles, and build confidence and resilience – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award believes in youth without limits. Bringing communities together, sharing skills, and creating opportunities for all young people. 


Gear Up for Adventure:


At Cotswold Outdoor, our mission has remained the same for the past 50 years: to help others enjoy the outdoors. That’s why you can rely on our experts to help guide your DofE expedition with DofE kit list recommendations and advice rooted in real-world knowledge and experience of the outdoors. 


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award journey is a testament to the spirit of exploration. Our Duke of Edinburgh’s expedition essentials reflect this, with well-chosen footwear, clothing, and accessories to ensure that with every step - whether through awe-inspiring landscapes, off-road tracks and trails, or challenging terrain - you are supported by reliable and durable kit that can go the distance alongside you. 


Our DofE expedition kit list outlines some of the essential equipment recommended for packing on the expedition section of your DofE Bronze, DofE Silver, and DofE Gold award – including performance Bridgedale hiking socks, state-of-the-art Vango tents and Lifeventure camping equipment, and outdoor safety kit courtesy of Lifesystems and Silva. In addition, we have our expert’s recommended outdoor clothing, footwear, and accessory options suited to a range of budgets, styles, and climates, all from top outdoor performance brands, including Scarpa, Hi-Tec, The North Face, Ayacucho, Montane, and more. So, get ready, gear up, embrace the elements, and embark on the adventure of a lifetime in 2024 with your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Cotswold Outdoor. 

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