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Duke of Edinburgh - Residentials and Open Expeditions

Gold DofE Residential 

As an approved activity provider, the Mill Adventure Base offers three types of Gold DofE residential weeks throughout the year that enable Gold participants to complete the residential section of the award. They all feature a range of high quality, outdoor centred activities that are based either at The Mill Adventure base, Camp Redwood or on-board a 70-foot narrowboat. Dependant on which option you choose, activities for you to enjoy during your stay with us, could include, but are not limited to:

Pod Residential - rock climbing, mountain biking, caving, canoeing, high and low ropes courses, archery etc.

Narrowboat - completion of the National Community Boat’s association boat handling course.

Camp Redwood - bush-craft, tomahawk throwing, tree climbing, orienteering, archery etc.

Gold residentials are available during

  • February half term                            
  • Summer holidays
  • October half term 

Price is inclusive of:

  • Accommodation:
    • tents at Camp Redwood,
    • camping pods at the Mill and
    • bunks onboard the Narrowboats.
  • All necessary activity equipment
  • Five days/four nights experience with all food included.

Click here to book your DofE Gold Residential today!


Gold DofE Residential Open Expedition Packages 

The Mill Adventure base Approved Activity Provider (AAP) has been delivering DofE expeditions for Nottinghamshire schools and students since 2013. All our staff are highly experienced, qualified, DBS checked & first aid trained. Safe working practices following national guidance, risk assessments, operational procedures and government advice will be followed

We offer expedition packages for all stages of the DofE suitable for individuals that are already enrolled as a DofE participant but are not able to complete their expedition through a school or alternative group.

We offer a wide variety of options at all levels.

Click here for more information and to book your DofE Open Expedition  today!

Don't forget - all award levels must be completed by the time you turn 25 years old.

Find out more

For more information contact the Notts Outdoors team:

Further information

Why do your DofE?

Visit the official Duke of Edinburgh Awards website for more information on all things DofE and hear why others have taken part in this fantastic award.

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Volunteer at our centres

If you're interested in helping deliver the DofE and making a difference to the lives of young people in Nottinghamshire get in touch!

Kit list

Here's a handy kit list of clothing and equipment you'll need to help you complete your award.

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Frequently asked questions

Got a question about the DofE award? Read our handy FAQ's, but if we've not answered your question just in touch.

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