Why choose us?

East Coast Outdoors provides an expedition manager to coordinate with your organisation and ensure that everything is in place to make a young person’s experience as enjoyable and challenging as possible. Our management team have a combined expereince of over 50 years’ in outdoor education, either teaching, management or within the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. We believe that the DofE provides and will continue to provide amazing opportunities for young people to grow and enrich themselves. 

We take responsibility for the whole expedition from drop off until the last participant has been collected.  Staff who wish to attend do so in a pastoral support role and do not form part of our ratios. We can attend parents’ evenings, school assemblies or provide handouts for parents and young people. 


It’s important isn’t it.  Hidden extras raise the cost and parents want to know how much they must pay.  We have done everything we can to be as transparent as possible.  Our biggest outlay is staff costs, insurance and licensing. 

We offer all 3 levels of the Award, with packages ranging from £140 - £425 depending on numbers, what you want to achieve and whether you want a practice expedition or not. 

What is included:

  • Maps, compasses, tents, stoves and fuel.

  • Expedition Manager who will co-ordinate with you and support from start to finish.

  • Expedition Leaders, Competent Adults and Assessors.

  • Helpful handouts at important milestones such as consent forms, kit lists, meal planning etc.

  • We have limited stock of rucksacks, waterproofs and roll mats and other items which we can provide free of charge (subject to satisfactory return) if required.

Choosing a date:

Its up to you (and our bookings) and what works.  Exam pressure, timetables and holidays are all factors so talk to us and we will find a set of dates to suit.

Follow these links to find out more about each package:

Bronze Package - Without Practice Expedition

Bronze Package - with Practice Expedition

Silver Package

Gold Package 

Open Gold Expeditions