Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

paddling-out-day-3TMA is an Accredited Activity Provider (AAP) with Duke of Edinburgh’s Award delivering the expedition aspect.

We can offer the opportunity to complete your expedition on foot or by canoe. We have worked with schools from East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow and Wellington School in Ayr. Most of our expeditions have taken place in the Trossachs but we would encourage the young people to decide on their own location. We firmly believe that young people are supported to complete the award not cajoled through it.

Gold Canoeing Expedition Programme.

The programme will consist of 2 training days, a 3 day 2 night training expedition and a 4 day 3 night qualifying expedition.

Details of the areas covered on these days is listed below.






Training day one


Introductions, meet the rest of the group, introduction to canoeing/refresh of skills followed by journey on Loch Lomond including navigation refresher.


Training day two

Pinkston Watersports, Glasgow

Rescue techniques, further paddling skills, route cards, route planning, menu planning, further navigation.


Training expedition

Loch Lomond

Practise expedition, navigation, camp craft, paddling skills, Leave no Trace.


Qualifying expedition

Great Glen Fort William to Inverness.

Qualifying expedition.

Tayler Made Adventures will provide all canoeing specific equipment, boats, paddles, buoyancy aids, helmets, dry bags and safety equipment.

We will also arrange the supervisor and assessor for the expeditions.

Participants will need to supply their own personal equipment including tents, stoves and food.

Participants will also need to travel to the venue for each day, all venues are accessible by public transport and we would encourage and support young people to make use of this.

Cost per Gold expedition programme around £2800

P10207421Bronze Canoe Expedition Programme

Training days – 2

Practise Expedition – 2 days 1 night

Qualifying Expedition – 2 days 1 night

Full Expedition package – Around £1900


Silver Canoe Expedition Programme

Training days – 3 (possibly 2 depending on previous experience)

Practise expedition – 3 days 2 nights

Qualifying expedition – 3 days 2 nights

Full Expedition package – Around £2500

The above are loose packages and ideas of what would be required for each expedition level, given there are such a range of variables for each group its better to contact us for an accurate price based on your group needs.

All quotes include support with expedition planning and submission of DofE paperwork.

Please contact [email protected] 0141 5760163 or 07818569557 if you require more information or wish to book an expedition programme.