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D.of.E. Bronze Award

Keys Dates 2017/18 Cohort

Appley Bridge Day Walk 3 Saturday 27th Jan
Rivington Day Walk 1 Saturday 3rd Feb
Rivington Day Walk 2 Saturday 24th Feb
Rivington Day Walk 3 Sunday 25th Feb


Expedition Dates 2017/18 Cohort

Practice Exped 1 (North Wales) 24th and 25th March
Practice Exped 2 (North Wales) 21st and 22nd April
Practice Exped 3 (North Wales) 28th and 29th April
Qualifying Exped 1 (Ribble Valley) 12th and 13th May
Qualifying Exped 2 (Ribble Valley) 9th and 10th June
Qualifying Exped 3 (Ribble Valley) 14th and 15th July


Key Principles:

  • Non-competitive
  • Achievable by all
  • Voluntary
  • Promote personal development
  • Achievement focused
  • Demand commitment
  • Enjoyable

Who's it for?

Anyone can take part in the Award regardless of ability as it should be a personal challenge.

Some common myths . . .
  • It only involves walking though muddy fields with a heavy rucksack on your back
  • It’s expensive

None of the above are true!

  • There is certainly occasions when students walk through muddy fields (if the weather has been wet) but the Expedition section is only one quarter of the Bronze Award.
  • We always attempt to keep costs down. For example, students are loaned tents, stoves and rucksacks for their expeditions. Potentially you could be looking at spending a few hundred pounds buying these items yourself.