Open Bronze Walking Expeditions

We offer fantastic Open Bronze Walking Expeditions.

In order to complete the Bronze Expedition section, and gain your Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award you first need to complete a programme of training.

Once you have completed all of your training you then need to plan and undertake a 2 day qualifying expedition.

  • 3 day, DofE Bronze Training & Practice Expeditions
  • 1 day of pre-expedition training & route planning
  • 2 day Training & Practice expedition
  • Location – The Chiltern Hills
  • Fri 31 May – Sun 02 June 2024
  • Fri 26 – Sun 28 July 2024
  • Cost £165
  • 2 day, Dofe Bronze Qualifying Expeditions
  • Arrive early on Day 1 to meet your team and to plan routes.
  • 2 day Qualifying Expedition
  • Location – The Chiltern Hills
  • Sat 27 – Sun 28 July
  • Sat 31 Aug – Sun 01 Sep
  • Cost £110


  • £165 for Training and Practice Expedition
  • £110 for Qualifying Expedition

A deposit of £100 per expedition is due when you book; the remaining balance is due 28 days before your expedition.

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“Thank you for all your work and time. I will always recommend you guys to anyone wishing to complete any of the expeditions”

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What we include

Pre-expedition information pack with lots of helpful advice, kit lists etc.

Bunkhouse accommodation for the first night of the qualifying expedition.

Camping fees for the expedition, and for the first night of the practice.

Free use of group kit.

Supervision from experienced and helpful instructors.

Accredited Assessors for the qualifying expedition.

Group Kit

We provide the following essential group kit free of charge:


Stoves, pans and fuel

Group tracking device

Group shelters

Group first aid kits


Fantastic walking locations

Take part in our Bronze Walking Expeditions in the beautiful New Forest National Park.

  1. The New Forest National Park – is a fantastic location for Bronze qualifying expeditions. It covers over 200 square miles of forest, moorland and pasture. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, where you are can spot wild animals such as deer and birds of prey. Ponies, donkeys, cattle, sheep and pigs also graze freely on the common land.
  2. The area is easily accessible by car and public transport. Our bronze expeditions usually start at 11.00am on day 1, so you have time to travel to the expedition area.

New Forest

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Useful FAQ’s

This will depend on where you are doing your expedition. Occasionally we use commercial campsites, but mostly you will be camping in a farmer’s field or on a scout or guide campsite. On some of our expeditions you may even wild camp.

Most campsites do not have showers, some have hot and cold water and flushing loos, but most are very basic with only cold water taps and portaloos.   On a wild camp you will not have access to any facilities; if you are going to be wild camping we will cover camp hygiene during the pre-expedition training. At some wild camps we supply clean drinking water, in more remote locations you will need to purify stream water by boiling it.

Yes – but it should only be used in case of an emergency. Please ensure that it is fully charged, has plenty of credit and is well protected from the elements in a tough plastic bag – a zip lock bag would be ideal.

Your group will be given a number of trangia stoves – typically 1 for each 3 participants. The stoves are fuelled by gas (that we will supply) which is safe and easy to use. Each stove has 2 pans, a lid and a handle, so you will be able to boil or warm food. You will not be able to fry, toast, roast or oven cook food so you need to choose what to bring carefully.

On our open expeditions you need to bring all of the food required for your expedition.

A to Z Expeditions will provide tents, stoves, group tracking device, group shelter, group first aid kit and maps. It is your responsibility to organise and bring your personal kit including walking boots. clothing, sleeping equipment and rucksack.

When you book an open expedition with A to Z Expeditions we will send you an information pack including our Expedition Preparation Guide. This has plenty of information on the sort of kit you need as well as a detailed kit list so you can tick each required item off as you pack it at home.

Like what you have read?

Book your Open Expedition by completing our simple booking form. You will not be required to pay anything at this initial stage, and a member of our team will contact you shortly.

If you have any questions or would like more information before booking, please get in touch.

Call: 01981 550 433