Duke of Edinburgh Groups

If you are looking for general information about the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme the team at Danemead recommend heading over to the dedicated Duke of Edinburgh website which is packed full of useful information, advice and answers to all the questions you may have regarding the scheme.

Visit the Duke of Edinburgh Award website

Why choose Danemead Scout Campsite ?

Danemead Scout Campsite is located at Ordnance Survey grid location TL 075 347 of OS Explorer map 174 (scale 1:25,000).

The woodlands, fields and river Lea Navigation surrounding Danemead Scout Campsite are suitable for a Bronze level practice expedition and qualifying expedition.  This is a two day expedition with one night’s camping and is to consist of a team of four to seven participants aged between 14-24.

If utilising public transportation the expedition could be started from local train stations, such as Cheshunt station; walking North a short distance along the Lea Valley waterway before heading West through the fields leading into the forest. The second and final day can head back to Hertford North station, walking North through Monk’s Green and Morgan’s Walk.

To undertake a qualifying expedition at any level it must be assessed by an Expedition Assessor. We have an Expedition Assessor on the Danemead Scout Campsite team who, with suitable notification (typically six weeks in advance), can be provided for a £40 fee per team. All monies earned by the team are used to improve the site.  The expedition team will be required to submit their group name, participant names, route cards and pictures of the route two weeks in advance to the Assessor.The Assessor is able to assess up to six teams of seven participants each – if different routes are planned this is to be notified as early as possible and a reduced fee of £15 is applicable for each additional expedition team.

Walking near Site

Campfire with Bench

Green Site

Campsite with Tents

How can we help you ?

Please drop us a line with any question you may have.

If your enquiry is about site availability or you want to make a booking you can do this online on our booking page here.

As we are a site run entirely by volunteers initially your question will be answered by the booking team, but on occasions may need to be referred to another member of the team. To answer queries as soon as possible tickets are shared out with the bookings team, unfortunately as this team are volunteers we do not have a direct telephone number.