The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is open to young people aged 14-24. Experience Outdoors is an Approved Activity provider who can deliver bespoke expedition programmes for your DofE Centre on foot, bike or water. Individuals can sign up to our Open Expedition programmes to complete their expedition section.

As well as supporting the Expedition Section of the Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold we can also provide top quality Residential opportunities for gold participants. Organised during the summer holidays and February mid-term break. Some activities are weather dependent; conditions change we can arrange alternatives

Activities for each DofE section take a minimum of one hour a week over a set period so that they can be fitted in around academic study, hobbies and social lives. Experience Outdoors can offer tailored activity packages to help you achieve your award. Contact the centre to discuss.

For more information visit

Visit our Duke of Edinburgh's Award page

DofE Residentials

DofE Expedition and Residential enquiry



Fraser Robertson
Outdoor Learning Development Officer

Bangholm Outdoor Centre
23 Craighall Gardens
0131 551 4370 | 07824 526 492


Our outdoor experience activities are very popular with many clubs, companies, families and organisations. We work in partnership with you and your group to ensure all participants receive the best experience possible from their visit. No matter the size or type of group we can help develop the perfect package. We offer activity only, accommodation only or a combination of both to help create a memorable experience.

Our specialist outdoor activity centres in Cairngorm and Argyll offer unique ways to learn and explore the outdoors. Lagganlia Outdoor Centre in the heart of the Cairngorms is perfect for learning to ski or climbing activity, while Benmore Outdoor Centre located in Argyll, an area surrounded by lochs and forests, has something to offer everyone - from canyoning and sailing to festivals and forest walks. 

We’ve highlighted a selection of groups and organisations who have enjoyed visiting our centres and the outdoor experiences we offer. Take a look but if your particular group section is not here, contact us to chat through how we can make your next break one to remember.