An experienced provider of the Duke of Edinburgh Award and an Approved Activity Provider (AAP)
Duke of Edinburgh Award training and expedition in Canoeing and Hillwalking throughout Ireland. Bryson LaganSports offer consultation and delivery to suit the needs of teachers, group leaders and individuals. Duke of Edinburgh Award Packages are tailored for schools and groups, providing an expedition which is meticulously planned & delivered. Bryson LaganSports involvement can be as much or as little as you need, we are happy to assist in any aspect of expedition design, planning or delivery of your DofE expedition.
Duke of Edinburgh Canoeing & Hill Walking Expedition Packages
Bryson LaganSports will do everything for you, organise instructors, kit, logistics, 24 hour supervision and peace of mind, we will work with you.
|DofE Locations||DofE Duration|
|Bronze Practice||The Argory, Dungannon to camp or Coney Island, Lough Neagh & starting at either Charlemont Bridge or Coney Island.|
Lower Bann Sections also an option.
|Most frequently used for the min. practice of 1 night & 6 hours of planned activity (half travelling).|
|Bronze Qualifying||The Argory, Dungannon to camp, Coney Island, Lough Neagh & starting at either Charlemont Bridge or Coney Island. Includes south end of Lough Neagh finishing at Washing Bay, Brockagh, Duckingstool Point.|
Other options – Toome to Portglenone & further up the Lower Bann.
|Silver Practice|| River Blackwater into Lough Neagh or Lough Neagh Western Coast around Ballyronan & or Battery Harbour & up into Lough Beg & the Lower Bann.|
Other option – East Coast of Lough Neagh.
|Minimum 2 overnights & 2 days of 7 hours planned activity (minimum of half travelling).|
|Silver Qualifying||Both east & west coast of Lough Neagh.|
Lough Neagh into Lower Bann or simply Lower Bann.
Other option – Fermanagh such as Woodford River into Upper Lough Erne or starting near Crom Castle & travelling north mainly up west coast Lough Erne to Enniskillen.
|2 overnights & 3 days of 7 hours planned activity, (minimum of half travelling).|
|Gold Practice||Any of Bronze or Silver locations (as above).||Minimum practice is 2 overnights & 2 days of 7 hours planned activity (minimum of half travelling).|
|Gold Qualifying||Upper & Lower inc. the Woodford River. Shannon – Erne water way leading into Shannon system.||3 overnight & 4 full days of 8 hours planned activity (minimum of half travelling). An acclimatisation day/ evening must take place as per DofE.|
DofE Walking Expeditons
- Mourne Mountains and would recommend Rostrevor to Newcastle.
- Alternative option – Wicklow and Donegal.
I am writing to commend your staff who supervised our expedition. I had the role of Assessor on behalf of DofE and both Mark and Andy were most professional. They were in constant control of the venture from start to finish and had a great rapport with the young people and the staff. I have been assessing expeditions for over twenty years and I can safely say this is one of the best ones I have been involved with.
Robin Ferguson – Strathearn Canoe Silver Expedition