Exploring Scotland

Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions for groups 

What we provide

We are a small, highly experienced and qualified team of outdoor professionals. We can work with most groups to provide support for their Duke of Edinburgh expedition.


  • We can provide training, practice and qualifying expeditions for Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh
  • Help with DofE paperwork
  • Our team are qualified mountain leaders and paddlesports instructors
  • Provide an assessor through the Duke of Edinburgh office
  • Garmin in reach mini satellite communication device for group safety and communication
  • Camping equipment including backpacks, tents and stoves (not sleeping bags)
  • Packrafting & safety equipment equipment

Message us at the contact form below if you would like to register your interest. 

“My Gold Duke of Edinburgh award group are very excited about the prospect of their walking and packrafting expedition which has been booked through Emmaus Adventure.

It represents the chance to undertake a totally new team challenge as they explore a wild area on land and water and promises to leave them all with lasting memories of a real adventure.

I know they will be in good hands with David and his team at Emmaus Adventure, who are very experienced at providing well supported and safe DofE expeditions whilst enabling groups to experience the spirit of exploring and self reliance that underpins this aspect of their award. 

David has worked with my DofE groups for many years as a chief instructor and DofE assessor. The arrangements by his team have always been tailored for our needs and every aspect of their expedition experience was always well thought out and professionally managed.

 I am confident that the team at Emmaus Adventure will deliver a fantastic experience for young people – I wish I was young enough to go with them!”

Rosemary Newton MBE

Sanday Duke of Edinburgh Open Award Group