Here are a few links that will help you with your expedition planning.


Check out mountain weather forecasts for your area on Mountain Weather Information Service and The Met Office 

Calling for help

Have a look at Mountain Rescue Scotland for a reminder on how to call for help

DofE Contacts

Have a look at the DofE website for contacts within the DofE and look here for help using DofE 

Read about the insurance provided by the DofE 

Advice on Ticks

Ticks are becoming more of a problem in many expedition locations.  Have a look at Lyme Disease Action for more information.


The Ordnance Survey has excellent resources for helping to improve your navigation.

First Aid

For a brush up on your first aid skills before you head out have a look at this First Aid Guide

Stalking Season

If you’re expedition is in Scotland between 1st July and 20th October you should check out Heading for the Scottish Hills to see if there is any stalking going on in your area.

Walking Routes

There are a number of website that will help give you ideas for route planning.  These are just a few of them.

Open Expeditions

If you are an individual looking to join a group for an expedition Adventure Expeditions have a wide range of options across the UK.  A to Z Expeditions offer a programme of expeditions in the Brecon Beacons.

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