Duke of Edinburgh Canoe Award

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We are approved providers for the Duke of Edinburgh canoeing and walking scheme and enjoy sharing our canoe and hiking skills and passion. Contact us for high-quality D of E provision in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and Buckinghamshire.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme has been running for 60 years with almost 2.6 million participants achieving an award. If you think your child’s school might be interested, please give us or them a shout.

Over the years Co-Director Richard has presented the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards at St James Palace to lots of deserving recipients and this award scheme is a great fit with our company values. 

Our approach is to teach a mix of skills to meet the award requirements but also ensure participants are inspired to progress their technical skills and personal adventures. This is something our coaching team is passionate about and all of them have experience completing adventures and expeditions in a wide range of locations including Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Yukon, Alaska, Nova Scotia, Africa, New Zealand to name a few.

Bronze Award

* 3 days of training with our instructor team
* Practice Expedition (2 days)
* Assessed Expedition (2 days)
* Access to the latest equipment
* Logistics
* Camping Equipment (optional extra)

Silver Award

* 5 days of training with our instructor team
* Practice Expedition (3 days)
* Assessed Expedition (2 days)
* Access to the latest equipment
* Logistics
* Camping Equipment (optional extra)

Locations

Canoe Trail has excellent personal and local knowledge of trails and locations around the UK. We have some fantastic hikes and walks around Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, and the Three Counties. Locations include rural hiking in North Bedfordshire, The Ouse Valley Way, Greensands Ridge (Bedfordshire’s long-distance trail at 42 miles), and of course locations further afield such as the ancient Ridgeway Trail and walk in the Peak District. We have good knowledge of local campsites as well as our own private woodland called Matchstick Wood adjacent to the River Great Ouse.