Bronze (Duke of Edinburgh) Award Expeditions

Thirteen Bures Explorers have been preparing for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition. So far they’ve completed a training hike at Gosbecks, Colchester; training weekend at Thorrington Camp Site; and a practice expedition in Rendlesham Forest.

Now they’re ready for their Qualifying Expedition! Split into 3 teams, they planned their menu and route before the practice expedition.

On the actual weekend, they carried all their kit, tent, stove, food and water over a distance of 12km each day – meeting leaders at checkpoints, but having to navigate between the checkpoints relying on their own skills!

Liz Moulton, Tony Waring and Duncan Adkinson