No Limits Development is a leading provider of DofE Expeditions, and one of the first providers to become accredited as an Approved Activity Provider (AAP). We’ve taken our extensive experience within the DofE, and combined it with our passion for adventure to create open expeditions that don’t just meet the expedtion section requirements, but offer the chance to make friends and create memory’s that will last a lifetime.


No Limits Development offer three types of “Open Expeditions” dependent on your aims and needs: (Click on the dates to find out more)

Traditional Open Expeditions

These are perfect for individuals looking to complete their expedition as part of a mixed group. We provide a variety of dates, locations, and levels to hopefully accommodate your needs.

  • Bronze Complete Package (Training, Practice and Assessed) – 24th July 2021 – 27th July 2021 – Buxton, Peak District
  • Silver Practice Expedition – 25th July 2021 – 29th July 20201 – Buxton, Peak District
  • Gold Practice Expedition – 26th July 2021 – 30th July 2021 – Buxton, Peak District
  • Gold Assessed Expedition = 9th August 2021 – 13th August 2021 – Scotland


Small Group Bespoke Open Expeditions

These are perfect if you already have a team and perhaps the start of an idea. This approach will be bespoke to your group size and needs. A perfect solution for those who want something a little more private or want to push the boundaries of DofE in terms of location, challenge, or a new mode of travel! Why not take the opportunity to make this more than just a “DofE expedition”, we can work with you to add a B&B and train station transfers to the start of your expedition? Or maybe end your trip with a day’s stand-up paddle boarding and a celebratory meal out!

Get in touch with us to discuss your needs!


Premium Open Expeditions (Inspirational Open Expeditions)

Every year we like to try and put forward an open expedition which focusses on an outstanding expedition experience, which is a little outside the norm and pushes you to be the best you can be. These expeditions are achievable by all, but will take you off the beaten track and provide an expedition in the truest sense!

  • Gold Canoe Assessment Expedition – 8th August 2021 – 13th August 2021 – Scotland


DofE with a Difference

Due to the ongoing pandemic and lasting affect the DofE have recognised the impact this can have on young people’s opportunity for achievement and have therefore made a number of adaptations to their usual conditions. We at No Limits have embraced these adaptations to ensure we offer you the right balance of opportunity to complete your expedition section, whilst still offering outstanding experiences.

The next step

If you would like to book onto one of our Open Gold programmes you will need to be aged 16 to 24 and must be enrolled on to the Gold DofE Award and have an eDofE number. To join a qualifying expedition you must also have completed a training programme and a practice expedition.

If you would like to join one of our expeditions please complete an application form and return it to us, or fill out the contact form below with your ideas or questions.


What we include

Pre-expedition information pack containing all the information you need including kit lists etc.
Comprehensive training covering all aspects of the DofE syllabus.
Camping fees
All group equipment.
Training, supervision and guidance from experienced and friendly instructors
Accredited Assessors for the qualifying expedition.
All route planning information
Access to our experienced team in advance of your trip to provide answers to any questions you may have
Pick up from local train stations in the expedition area
Closed group chat to help with planning etc. and to start getting to know your team members


Our expedition prices include all group equipment as follows;

Market leading spacious and comfortable tents
Trangia Expedition Stoves, pans and fuel
Group First Aid Kits
Group shelters
All maps for the expedition area

What you need to arrange

Transport to and from the expedition venue
All your own food – we will provide guidance on this
All personal items of equipment – we will provide a comprehensive kit list


No Limits Development is a leading provider of DofE Expeditions, and one of the first providers to become accredited as an Approved Activity Provider (AAP). We have an excellent reputation for delivering high quality expeditions that stretch & challenge students to their full potential. We pride ourselves on the quality of our staff, all of whom are highly qualified and experienced outdoor professionals. All of our staff hold relevant national governing body qualifications, current first aid qualification, and DBS checks, paired with their personal and professions experience, this allows them to deliver the safest and most engaging experience possible. As an organisation we are also AALA registered, and our safety systems and procedures not only match but exceed industry standards.