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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Cotswold Outdoor is proud to be the Recommended Retailer of Expedition Kit for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Its mission is to inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development and by recognising their achievements, aid the growth of more capable and successful individuals for the future.


The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is recognised as the best programme for the personal development of young people. Our services include providing expert advice, specialist boot fitting, kit talks and private shopping events to ensure expeditions are safe and enjoyable.


If you're a DofE participant, you can get 15% off full price items when shopping with Cotswold Outdoor, and DofE Leaders and Volunteers can get up to 20% off full price items. 


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Partner Benefits and Services

Free Boot Fitting

Our in-store experts will help you pick out the perfect pair of boots with a free footwear one-to-one, just ask in-store.

Buying For A Group

Our Group Sales Team can negotiate bulk purchases for groups on a case-by-case basis, just contact them at

Free Rucksack Fitting

With a free in-store rucksack one-to-one our expert staff will help you choose the right rucksack and adjust it to fit perfectly.

Kit Talks

With one of our group kit talks our experts can tell you everything you need to know about preparing for your adventure, just ask in-store.

Caring For Your Kit

Look after your kit and it will be with you for years to come. Check out our kit care guides online, or ask an expert in your local store.

Members Benefits

DofE participants and leaders receive an exclusive discount on a wide range of outdoor clothing and equipment. For full details, see the member's area of the DofE website.

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