Open Bronze Expeditions


£150 per expedition 


£290 per person if you book

practice & qualifying expeditions together!

We offer an open bronze package which allows you to complete all of the expedition section for the bronze award.  This is ideal if you don’t have a group to do your expedition with or can’t make your schools dates.

Dates 2018 - Click HERE to book now

Choose one date for your training and practice expedition and another for your qualifying expedition:

2018 Practice Expedition Dates:

  • Mon 28th – Wed 30th May 2018, Dark Peak -  Successfully completed
  • Mon 23rd – Wed 25th July 2018, White Peak - Successfully completed
  • Mon 6th – Wed 8th August 2018, White Peak - Successfully completed
  • Wed 29th – Fri 31st August 2018, Dark Peak -  Successfully completed


2019 Practice Expedition Dates:


2018 Qualifying Expedition Dates:

  • Mon 28th – Wed 30th May 2018, Dark Peak -  Successfully completed
  • Mon 23rd – Wed 25th July 2018, White Peak - Successfully completed
  • Mon 6th – Wed 8th August 2018, White Peak - Successfully completed
  • Wed 29th – Fri 31st August 2018, Dark Peak -  Successfully completed 


2019 Qualifying Expedition Dates:


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We run our Bronze DofE programmes on the southern edge of the White Peak of the Peak District in the area between Ashbourne, Leek and Buxton or in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District around the Hope and Edale valleys.  This area is ideal for Bronze expeditions and is easily accessible - only half an hour from the M6 and even closer from the M1.  

What's Included?

  • Pre-expedition information pack with all you need to know about your expedition, including detailed information on how to get to the venue and a complete kit list.  This pack can be accessed online through our Members Login area -  we provide you with details when you book;

  • Bunkhouse accommodation or full campsite facilities with inside planning space for the first night of your qualifying expedition, providing you with a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere to prepare for your expedition;

  • Camping fees for the entire programme;

  • Free use of group equipment. We will provide you with high quality, light weight tents perfect for the expedition you are about to undertake.  We also provide gas Trangia stoves, first aid kits, maps, and group shelters to help you warm up on blustery days on the hill;

  • Comprehensive training covering all aspects of the DofE syllabus;;

  • Supervision throughout the expedition;

  • Accredited Assessors for the qualifying expedition, who will help you feel relaxed and encourage you towards completing your expedition;

  • An opportunity to meet new people and make new friends:  Read about Laura's experience on one of our Open Expeditions here.;

  • A CD combining all of your groups' photographs at the end of your expedition.  A great memento of your expedition to take home.

You need to arrange

  • Transport to and from the expedition. We will give you advice on the easiest way to get to the start of your expedition, including by public transport;

  • Personal equipment, but you will have access to a  comprehensive kit list in our Members Area to give you guidance on what you need and discounts on buying any kit that you require;

  • You will need to bring money to buy your expedition food.  Part of the training will involve going to the supermarket to buy food so there is no need to shop beforehand.

Expedition Programmes

Download a copy of our sample Open Bronze DofE programme here.

How to book your place

  1. If you want to sign up you must be over the age of 14 and be enrolled for the Bronze DofE Award

  2. Book online;

  3. If you would prefer to book over the telephone then call us on 01433 651449;

  4. Or drop us an email if you have any further questions.

Please Note

As with all AAPs, our expeditions are subject to approval by your Operating Authority. It is your responsibility to contact them and confirm that it fulfils their requirements.  For more details see the DofE website.

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