Open DofE Silver Walking Expedition (Isle Of Man)


Join us on the beautiful Isle of Man to complete your Duke Of Edinburgh Silver Expedition. We are running both an open practice and qualifier walking expedition, so you can choose which one you need! Run by seasoned professional outdoor instructors, fully accredited by the Duke Of Edinburgh Award, you'll be in safe hands throughout. Our staff are DBS checked and we only use instructors we know personally and have worked with before.

We provide full expedition training, pre-expedition information and all the equipment you could need: waterproof tops and bottoms, rucksacks, sleeping bags, air mats, high-quality tents, stoves, group shelters and maps.


Tuesday 04 July 2022

11am: Depart Liverpool Albert docks on 'Manannan' high speed catamaran.

2pm: Arrive in the Isle Of Man, transfer to accommodation.

3pm: Arrive accommodation

4pm: Expedition Training afternoon

6pm: Dinner

7pm: Expedition Training evening


Wednesday 05 July

Expedition day 1 of 3


Thursday 06 July

Expedition day 2 of 3


Friday 07 July

Expedition day 3 of 3

2pm: Arrive at Douglas Ferry Port - kit admin and debrief.

3.15pm: Depart on 'Manannan' high speed catamaran

6pm: Arrive Liverpool Albert Docks


Getting to the Isle Of Man will be a great part of your adventure! We will book and pay for your ticket onto the 'Manannan' high-speed catamaran, which departs Liverpool at 11.15am on Tuesday 03 July and arrives onto the island for 2pm. We will pick you up from the ferry port and transfer you to the accommodation. On the final day (Friday 07 July) you will arrive back at the docks in time for you to catch the Manannan back to Liverpool, arriving at 6pm. All you need to do is get yourself to Liverpool Albert Docks, which is well serviced by foot, car and train!


Up 4 Adventure UK will provide all food for the duration of the expedition, sourced from our stores. You will be expected to plan  and cook your meals once you arrive on Tuesday evening, but don't worry - our staff will be there to help you through this process.


We will be staying in a local, independent campsites. All sites have hot showers and toilets.

Personal Equipment

Up 4 Adventure UK can provide you with all of the technical equipment that you need for your adventure. We will send you a kit list for personal clothing, but there's nothing in there that you shouldn't already have! The only thing we can't sort for you is walking boots/trail trainers. We will advise more once you are booked on.


Phones are a big part of most peoples lives now, we get it. If you would like to bring your phone along to take photos and or stay in touch with civilisation, you are very welcome. There are rules for phone use during the expedition itself, but we will go through that on the training evening.

What’s included? 

Qualified staff on hand 24 hours a day.

Supervision, training and assessment by qualified, accredited and DBS checked staff.

All meals, drinks and snacks

All technical equipment

All campsite fees.

Completion of notification paperwork

DofE accredited 'Expedition' assessor report upon successful completion.

Training and route planning sessions.

Return boat transfer to the Isle Of Man from Liverpool Albert Docks.

What’s not included?  

Travel to and from Liverpool Albert Docks ferry port.


DofE Silver Open Walking Practice or Qualifier Expedition
£325 per person
£325 per person

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