OPEN Qualifying Expeditions are open to any individuals looking to complete the Expedition section of their Bronze Award after doing their Practice. Based out of the rural village of Bolsterstone, possible routes take in the picturesque Yorkshire countryside and Peak District National Park. A combination of farmland, wooded valleys and open moorland offers ideal navigation and walking practice for any style of terrain. Our highly experienced leaders offer second-to-none tips and advice on all topics including map reading, bearings, camp etiquette and safety procedures, giving you all the skills you need to complete the award.
The Bolsterstone area is perfectly suited for DofE expeditions and provides beautiful, wild scenery to explore. The expedition area is completely bounded by arterial roads which make ideal safety catchment features for groups to navigate towards in case of emergency and allow rapid access to leaders.
Following a 10am arrival in Bolsterstone, groups will plan their routes under the supervision of our leaders before departing. After a day’s walking, Bronze groups will spend their night at our favourite quiet local campsites, with plenty of time to consolidate their skills and build rapport within the team. Each day leaders will join the group to help work through the DofE syllabus and identify areas for improvement. Groups are typically ready to leave by 2-3pm on their final day.
This expedition has the potential to be a hugely rewarding and unforgettable experience. The countryside is magnificent and spectacular, taking in green deciduous forests, rivers, reservoirs and hilltops.
All camping accommodation, mentoring, guidance, support and your personalised DofE Assessor’s Report is included in the price.