Adventurous Journey

Adventurous Journey

For the Adventurous Journey section you’ll need a sense of adventure and discovery as you go on a team journey, expedition or exploration.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the wider environment, as well as to develop self-confidence, team work and health. It is a tough challenge and you might be taken out of your comfort zone for a bit but you will be safe with suitable training and supervision, and you won’t regret it!

Example Ideas

Here's a list of ideas that you could do for your Adventurous journey, expedition or exploration, or use as a starting point to create a programme of your own.


  • To complete a particularly demanding journey by foot, cycle or canoe / kayak
  • To investigate group dynamics in challenging conditions
  • To kayak the entire navigable stretch of a rive
  • Following an ancient pilgrimage trail
  • Cycling along an ancient trail


  • Exploring the natural world: glaciations, erosion, geology, coastal studies, river valleys, plant studies, bird studies or animal studies, insect studies
  • Exploring historic land use: prehistoric man, historical periods
  • Exploring human impact: visitor pressure in national parks, pollution monitoring, surveys of numbers of walkers in remote areas
  • To investigate the survival or extinction of a language
  • To carry out health surveys or health education in remote areas

Only for Gold

At the Gold level, you may consider undertaking an even tougher challenge such as:

  • Sailing across a sea or ocean
  • Climbing a high mountainous peak

Coming Up Adventurous Journeys

Expedition Calendar will be available in September.

Team: JW: Keep Walking

Silver Qualifying

11-13 April 2009

All the information on this page has come from The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award's Guide for Bronze / Silver / Gold Participants