DofE Bronze Expeditions

Active run a number of training, practice & qualifying expeditions for DofE Bronze expeditions in Scotland throughout the year.  We run open dates for individuals and bespoke packages for school & youth groups.  Our expeditions are on foot, bike, canoe and sea kayak.

Please note that you are expected to arrive at the Cairngorms Adventure Centre the night before your course starts.  This overnight stay is included in the course price on a self-catered basis.

Mode What is Involved? Cost
Training & Practice Foot, Bike, Canoe or Sea Kayak Three day DofE Bronze course includes 1 day of training followed by a 2 day & 1 night practice expedition. £200
Qualifying Foot, Bike, Canoe or Sea Kayak Two day & 1 night qualifying Dofe Bronze expedition carried out in the same mode of transport as your training.  Full supervision & assessment throughout the journey is provided and final report given in accordance with DofE guidelines. £125
Dofe bronze expedition

for school & youth group packages please contact us directly.

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 Tailor-Made DofE Bronze Expeditions

    • We can organise training, practice Journeys & qualifying DofE bronze  expeditions in Scotland or elsewhere for groups of 4 or more on dates that suit your requirements.
    • Additional skills training days in open canoe, sea kayak, mountain bike or navigation skills are available at a cost of £59 per day. Group discounts available (please ask).


  • Dofe Bronze Qualifying expeditions should be booked no less than 4 weeks before your expedition start date, to allow time to process green forms.
  • There should ideally be at least 2 weeks between your practice and qualifying expedition.
  • Candidates must have prior experience in their chosen mode of transport (Active can provide this training in canoes or sea kayaks if required).

What we provide

  • Pre-trip information and advice on routes, camp sites, access information, kit lists etc.
  • Self Catering centre accommodation.
  • Group equipment (see below).
  • DofE accredited supervisors and assessors for the practice & qualifying expeditions.
  • Additional skills training days prior to qualifying DofE Bronze Expeidition journeys (please ask).


We can provide the following group kit if required for your DofE Bronze Expdition:

  • Tents
  • Inflatable camping mats
  • Stoves, cutlery and crockery
  • Expedition rucksacks or dry bags (dependent on mode of travel)
  • Group first aid kits
  • Maps & compasses
  • Technical & safety kit such as buoyancy aids & helmets (dependent on mode of travel)
  • Waterproofs and boots


  • Expedition meals from £16 per day; Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Vango Stratos 350 Sleeping Bag: £35

Additional links:

Dofe Website

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