Perthshire Open Gold Qualifying Expedition – 2021


We will be running a Gold Qualifying expedition to Highland Perthshire on:

  • 9-12 October 2021

This webpage provides an outline of the expedition, what’s involved and what’s included. More detailed information on the expedition will be set out in our ‘Participant’s Pack’.

To book on to the expedition  click here.

What’s involved

The expedition begins in Dunkeld. Please meet up at Dunkeld and Birnam Train station at 11:35am on 9 October 2021.  The expedition goes from Dunkeld to Blair Atholl via Loch Ordie, Kirkmichael and Glen Fearnach. Nights one and three are wild camps. Night two there are toilet facilities.  The expedition will finish at Blair Atholl Train station about 1:30pm.

Each day of the expedition involves about 15km of walking. Underfoot we will be using tracks and footpaths, some of which will be muddy.

What to bring

Click here for the full kit list including a video offering advice on packing a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition rucksack. We will provide you with tents, stoves, gas canisters, map cases and rucksack liners.

Participants should bring the following food:

  • Enough food for the 4 day expedition: that’s three breakfasts; four lunches and three evening meals.


The total cost of the expedition week is £250 per participant. Bursaries are available. Please email for more information.

Information about the area

Perthshire and in particular the countryside to the north of Dunkeld is great for walking. The countryside consists of rolling hills with woodland, heather moorland and lochs. The area has lots of big estates and farms where hill-sheep farming, fishing and shooting are important activities.