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BXM Expeditions


Live. Challenge. Explore

Description

BXM Expeditions was founded by Ben Maxfield, once a DofE manager, teacher and mountaineer and now a consultant and advisor. Ben is passionate about young people being able to access the outdoors regardless of their geographical location, their background, financial or emotional situation.

Our vision was to change the overpriced outdoor market for young people to make it more accessible and affordable for everyone to get in to the outdoors safely. With a passion for delivering the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, we’re able to price ourselves at the lower end of the market, but be at the top of our field for safety, expert knowledge and value for money.

Today BXM Expeditions is one of the largest expedition companies in the UK and BXM still runs in the same way with the same ethos and values, with over 80 instructors. BXM is the UK’s leading company in its field working with schools from all over the country and running expeditions all over Britain from Scotland to the South Coast.


Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.6
107 reviews


Excellent
 
69%

Very Good
 
24%

Average
 
6%

Poor
 
1%

Awful
 
0%

outdoor walking camping activities (June 2024 - Secondary School)




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Caring, well trained staff who developed effective working relationships with the students. (May 2024 - Secondary School)




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Students involved in the gold Duke of Edinburgh's award completed their practice expedition in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The group of 9 IB25 students spent day 1 working on camp craft and navigation around Hay on Wye. The group ascended to experience some wonderful views around Talgarth on day 2. We all experienced the "four seasons" of weather on day 3 making our way to the scenic Llangors lake. The final day was spent navigating on the lowlands around the lake. The students were challenged and thoroughly engaged in the highs and lows of camping and walking 3 nights and 4 days. The Mountain leaders, Matt and Jane, were caring, friendly with the group. A special thank you to Lewis who prepared the group with weekly sessions since September and worked his way through the paperwork required. (May 2024 - Secondary School)




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Duke of Edinburgh (April 2024 - Secondary School)




Duke of Edinburgh Gold Practice Expedition (March 2024 - Secondary School)




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Duke of Edinburgh (March 2024 - Secondary School)




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Ensure that the team are briefed that they need to help with the quieting of pupils and get involved with the expeditions having contact with them during the day. Ensure that individuals place their bags onto the transport to prevent leaving them at school. (October 2023 - Secondary School)




Tendency to cut the required DofE day short (eg allow students to do 6 hours instead of 7 on a Silver). Do not always provide all the equipment they say they will eg fire extinguisher, safe stove lighters. Some of their freelance staff are excellent but some are inexperienced. (September 2023 - Secondary School)




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This is a hiking, camping activity (June 2023 - Secondary School)




Extracurricular hiking and camping expedition for DofE so not subject specific (June 2023 - Secondary School)




BXM are an outdoor activity provider and, certainly for DofE, I would them them. (June 2023 - Secondary School)




Duke of Edinburgh (June 2023 - Secondary School)




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DofE (May 2023 - Secondary School)




DofE (May 2023 - Secondary School)




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DofE (May 2023 - Secondary School)




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Duke of Edinburgh trip (April 2023 - Secondary School)




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DofE (October 2022 - Secondary School)




Field trips, geography/biology. Note there is only one female toilet available. (October 2022 - Secondary School)




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Always take buses (July 2022 - Secondary School)




N/a (July 2022 - Secondary School)




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Try not to over staff this trip. (June 2022 - Secondary School)




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A fantastic company to work with. The team of instructors worked really well with the students and helped them complete their expeditions. (November 2021 - Secondary School)




Fantastic organisation to work with. Really experienced leaders who work well with the students. (November 2021 - Secondary School)




(October 2021 - Secondary School)




Excellent. The instructors were very aware of the poor weather conditions and acted accordingly. (October 2021 - Secondary School)




Excellent as always (October 2021 - Secondary School)




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(July 2021 - Primary School)




Excellent service and the assessors were amazing. (June 2021 - Secondary School)




BXM have been very supportive. A student from another school tested positive and this meant the BXM had to self isolate so the expedition had to be cancelled (June 2021 - Secondary School)




The instructors were friendly and well trained, ensuring the students could safely navigate their routes. Supervision was not as thorough as we would have liked on the first day knowing the local area. BXM could benefit from sending more instructors. (June 2021 - Secondary School)




Excellent organisation and communication with school. Instructors excellent (June 2021 - Secondary School)




Excellent organisiation and brilliant instructors (June 2021 - Secondary School)




Professional and took control immediately. Sensibly risk assessed poor weather and took precautions. (May 2021 - Primary School)




Good, pre planing successful. Prompt and efficient. (May 2021 - Secondary School)




BXM provided a smooth and well-run expedition for the group of students participating. They took care in ensuring all was done safely regarding COVID-19 guidance. The trip was overall a great success. (April 2021 - Secondary School)




Excellent, well organised and professional. (October 2020 - Secondary School)




Excellent. (April 2020 - Secondary School)




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I felt very confident with BXM taking charge of the practice training. there was an individual trainer for each of the groups and they were well equipt and very professional in their approach. They quickly established a rapport with the students and supported students throughout. (April 2019 - Secondary School)




Excellent company. Very skilled and knowledgeable staff who provide our students the best care and skills for their DofE experience. Very helpful when organising the expeditions also. (November 2018 - Secondary School)




Excellent company. Very skilled and knowledgeable staff who provide our students the best care and skills for their DofE experience. Very helpful when organising the expeditions also. (November 2018 - Secondary School)




Excellent company. Very skilled and knowledgeable staff who provide our students the best care and skills for their DofE experience. Very helpful when organising the expeditions also. (November 2018 - Secondary School)




Excellent company. Very skilled and knowledgeable staff who provide our students the best care and skills for their DofE experience. Very helpful when organising the expeditions also. (November 2018 - Secondary School)




Contact

BXM Expeditions
Unit 5 Axis Business Centre
Westmead Industrial Estate
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN5 7YS

Pricing

All Pricing information about all of our packages can be found on our website.

Opening Times

Open 24hrs Monday to Sunday.
Summer Shutdown in August.

Live. Challenge. Explore

Description

BXM Expeditions was founded by Ben Maxfield, once a DofE manager, teacher and mountaineer and now a consultant and advisor. Ben is passionate about young people being able to access the outdoors regardless of their geographical location, their background, financial or emotional situation.

Our vision was to change the overpriced outdoor market for young people to make it more accessible and affordable for everyone to get in to the outdoors safely. With a passion for delivering the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, we’re able to price ourselves at the lower end of the market, but be at the top of our field for safety, expert knowledge and value for money.

Today BXM Expeditions is one of the largest expedition companies in the UK and BXM still runs in the same way with the same ethos and values, with over 80 instructors. BXM is the UK’s leading company in its field working with schools from all over the country and running expeditions all over Britain from Scotland to the South Coast.

Pricing

All Pricing information about all of our packages can be found on our website.

Opening Times

Open 24hrs Monday to Sunday.
Summer Shutdown in August.

Contact

BXM Expeditions
Unit 5 Axis Business Centre
Westmead Industrial Estate
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN5 7YS

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.6
107 reviews


Excellent
 
69%

Very Good
 
24%

Average
 
6%

Poor
 
1%

Awful
 
0%

June 2024 - Secondary School
outdoor walking camping activities



June 2024 - Secondary School




June 2024 - Secondary School




June 2024 - Secondary School




June 2024 - Secondary School




June 2024 - Secondary School




June 2024 - Secondary School




May 2024 - Secondary School




May 2024 - Secondary School




May 2024 - Secondary School
Caring, well trained staff who developed effective working relationships with the students.



May 2024 - Secondary School




May 2024 - Secondary School




May 2024 - Secondary School




May 2024 - Secondary School




May 2024 - Secondary School
Students involved in the gold Duke of Edinburgh's award completed their practice expedition in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The group of 9 IB25 students spent day 1 working on camp craft and navigation around Hay on Wye. The group ascended to experience some wonderful views around Talgarth on day 2. We all experienced the "four seasons" of weather on day 3 making our way to the scenic Llangors lake. The final day was spent navigating on the lowlands around the lake. The students were challenged and thoroughly engaged in the highs and lows of camping and walking 3 nights and 4 days. The Mountain leaders, Matt and Jane, were caring, friendly with the group. A special thank you to Lewis who prepared the group with weekly sessions since September and worked his way through the paperwork required.



May 2024 - Secondary School




April 2024 - Secondary School




April 2024 - Secondary School
Duke of Edinburgh



March 2024 - Secondary School
Duke of Edinburgh Gold Practice Expedition



March 2024




March 2024 - Secondary School
Duke of Edinburgh



January 2024 - Secondary School




November 2023 - Secondary School




October 2023 - Primary School




October 2023 - Secondary School
Ensure that the team are briefed that they need to help with the quieting of pupils and get involved with the expeditions having contact with them during the day. Ensure that individuals place their bags onto the transport to prevent leaving them at school.



September 2023 - Secondary School
Tendency to cut the required DofE day short (eg allow students to do 6 hours instead of 7 on a Silver). Do not always provide all the equipment they say they will eg fire extinguisher, safe stove lighters. Some of their freelance staff are excellent but some are inexperienced.



July 2023 - Secondary School




July 2023 - Secondary School




July 2023 - Secondary School




July 2023 - Secondary School




July 2023 - Secondary School
n/a



July 2023




July 2023 - Secondary School




July 2023 - Secondary School




June 2023 - Secondary School




June 2023 - Secondary School




June 2023 - Secondary School
This is a hiking, camping activity



June 2023 - Secondary School
Extracurricular hiking and camping expedition for DofE so not subject specific



June 2023 - Secondary School
BXM are an outdoor activity provider and, certainly for DofE, I would them them.



June 2023 - Secondary School
Duke of Edinburgh



June 2023 - Secondary School




May 2023 - Secondary School
DofE



May 2023 - Secondary School
DofE



May 2023 - Secondary School




May 2023 - Secondary School




May 2023 - Secondary School




May 2023 - Secondary School
DofE



May 2023 - Secondary School




April 2023 - Secondary School




April 2023 - Secondary School
Duke of Edinburgh trip



March 2023 - Secondary School




March 2023 - Secondary School




January 2023 - Secondary School




January 2023 - Secondary School




January 2023 - Secondary School




November 2022 - Secondary School




November 2022 - Secondary School




October 2022 - Secondary School
DofE



October 2022 - Secondary School
Field trips, geography/biology. Note there is only one female toilet available.



September 2022 - Secondary School




August 2022 - Primary School




July 2022 - Secondary School
Always take buses



July 2022 - Secondary School
N/a



July 2022




June 2022 - Secondary School
Try not to over staff this trip.



June 2022 - Secondary School




June 2022 - Secondary School




June 2022 - Secondary School




May 2022 - Secondary School
n/a



April 2022 - Secondary School




April 2022 - Secondary School




March 2022 - Secondary School




January 2022 - Secondary School




December 2021 - Secondary School




November 2021 - Secondary School




November 2021 - Secondary School
A fantastic company to work with. The team of instructors worked really well with the students and helped them complete their expeditions.



November 2021 - Secondary School
Fantastic organisation to work with. Really experienced leaders who work well with the students.



October 2021 - Secondary School




October 2021 - Secondary School
Excellent. The instructors were very aware of the poor weather conditions and acted accordingly.



October 2021 - Secondary School
Excellent as always



October 2021 - Secondary School




October 2021 - Secondary School




August 2021 - Secondary School




July 2021 - Primary School




June 2021 - Secondary School
Excellent service and the assessors were amazing.



June 2021 - Secondary School
BXM have been very supportive. A student from another school tested positive and this meant the BXM had to self isolate so the expedition had to be cancelled



June 2021 - Secondary School
The instructors were friendly and well trained, ensuring the students could safely navigate their routes. Supervision was not as thorough as we would have liked on the first day knowing the local area. BXM could benefit from sending more instructors.



June 2021 - Secondary School
Excellent organisation and communication with school. Instructors excellent



June 2021 - Secondary School
Excellent organisiation and brilliant instructors



May 2021 - Primary School
Professional and took control immediately. Sensibly risk assessed poor weather and took precautions.



May 2021 - Secondary School
Good, pre planing successful. Prompt and efficient.



April 2021 - Secondary School
BXM provided a smooth and well-run expedition for the group of students participating. They took care in ensuring all was done safely regarding COVID-19 guidance. The trip was overall a great success.



October 2020 - Secondary School
Excellent, well organised and professional.



April 2020 - Secondary School
Excellent.



November 2019 - Secondary School




November 2019 - Secondary School




November 2019 - Secondary School




November 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Primary School




April 2019 - Secondary School




April 2019 - Secondary School




April 2019 - Secondary School




April 2019 - Secondary School
I felt very confident with BXM taking charge of the practice training. there was an individual trainer for each of the groups and they were well equipt and very professional in their approach. They quickly established a rapport with the students and supported students throughout.



November 2018 - Secondary School
Excellent company. Very skilled and knowledgeable staff who provide our students the best care and skills for their DofE experience. Very helpful when organising the expeditions also.



November 2018 - Secondary School
Excellent company. Very skilled and knowledgeable staff who provide our students the best care and skills for their DofE experience. Very helpful when organising the expeditions also.



November 2018 - Secondary School
Excellent company. Very skilled and knowledgeable staff who provide our students the best care and skills for their DofE experience. Very helpful when organising the expeditions also.



November 2018 - Secondary School
Excellent company. Very skilled and knowledgeable staff who provide our students the best care and skills for their DofE experience. Very helpful when organising the expeditions also.