The Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) can be done by absolutely anyone aged 14-25. Male or female, whether able-bodied or not and regardless of religion or background the Award is for you. Our office is located at The Mill Adventure base.  

In addition to supporting DofE across Nottinghamshire through Award Workers, advice and guidance, the Award Office holds an AALS licence and supports expedition element of DofE across the county. The Mill is also a Accredited Activity Provider, and offers 5 day residentials based at The Mill or Hagg Farm to enable students to complete this element of their gold award in school holidays.

The Mill

The Award can be done by absolutely anyone aged 14-25. Male or female, whether able-bodied or not and regardless of religion or background the Award is for you.

The award is a programme of activities for you to do in your spare time. There are three Awards to try for: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Gold takes the longest to do and is the hardest one to try for - usually, people start off on the Bronze award. All Awards must be completed by the time you're 25.

Each year we deliver open award expedition courses for young people from Nottinghamshire, this is generally at Gold level however for appropriate sized groups we would run any variation of the award to meet the needs for provision for young people from the county. Open award expeditions generally cost a little more as additional costs need to added into the overall price, but please feel free to discuss this with us as parents and career volunteers could help to reduce or even remove these additional costs.

We fully support the DofE stance and will go the extra mile to enable the participation of individuals in the award, with specialist craft, highly experienced staff and bags of ideas, so if you are unsure about how you can access provision or how we can support you and your team, give us a ring.

The Mill Adventure Base

Hagg Farm

Hagg Farm offers camping for Gold Duke of Edinburgh training, practice and final expedition groups only.

  • all groups must notify their operating authority of their route and have registered with the Peak Expedition Panel as necessary
  • supervisors must hold the appropriate qualification/meet the requirements of the operating authority
  • the responsibility for the safe conduct of the expedition and the group's use of Hagg Farm campsite lies with the named supervisor of the expedition
  • the maximum numbers of campers that can stay at Hagg Farm is 20 and if more than 10 in a single group then a supervisor must also stay on site.

Hagg Farm Outdoor Education Centre

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