dofe residential group

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Fully supported Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions and gold residentials on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Residential programmes include an action-packed itinerary of outdoor adventure activities.

Every year we welcome hundreds of young people to our Residential Centre and Tented Villages in Dorset to take the next step in completing their Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Our team of instructors are experienced at leading expeditions and have crafted a selection of fun-filled gold residential on the world-famous Jurassic Coast.

Gold DofE Residentials

Our gold Duke of Edinburgh’s residential programmes have been designed to satisfy all of the DofE’s residential requirements and are fully licensed by the DofE as we are an AAP (Approved Activity Provider). Over the course of the week, we aim to take young people out of their comfort zone and improve social and interpersonal skills.

It is hoped that participants will leave our trips with new found independence, confidence and skills they can apply to the wider world. We guarantee participants will have an experience to remember and will love trying out our exciting itinerary of outdoor adventure activities on the Jurassic Coast.

There are 7 gold residential programmes to choose from and various sessions throughout the year. Participants can try a host of watersports activities and work towards earning a recognised first aid qualification.

Fully supported Duke of Edinburgh expeditions

We can also organise a range of bronze, silver and gold award expeditions across the South West and National Parks of England and Wales.

Our fully qualified and experienced staff are ready to work with your school and youth group and take you through every step of the expedition process. They will help you plan, train and equip all of your expeditions from the initial training right through to the qualifying expedition.

We are also able to supply top quality team expedition equipment where required.

What students say about us

  • Girl running on waterpark obstacle
    Student Testimonial

    "The gold DofE residential was fantastic. The week was filled with numerous activities, which were led by informative and entertaining staff".

    Beforehand, communication was great - big thanks to Jackie for answering my many questions. Roxie was a fab chef and food was amazing, she also did a great job informing us on exactly what was happening so the week ran smoothly!

    Big thanks to Jess and all the other instructors for all the activities - especially the coasteering"!

    Francesca Holmes

  • two students canoeing on a lake
    Student Testimonial

    "Absolutely amazing week! The activities were well-planned, varied and overseen by instructors who were friendly and professional.

    As an amateur in watersports, I left confident in coasteering, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding etc. The powerboat trip was a really nice finish to the week".

    Harry Armstrong

  • rib ride during dofe gold residential
    Student Testimonial

    "Really enjoyed my DofE gold residential with Cumulus. I arrived not knowing anyone there, but made some good friends who I will stay in touch with. The instructors were all great and I would definitely recommend it".