Hill Skills

23/1, 21/3, 16/5

A Hill Skills course is your key to getting started in countryside and moorland walking. No previous hill walking experience is required because the content of the course is aimed at beginners.

Planning – how to successfully plan a hill walk in the UK or Ireland. 

Walking skills – what things should you consider while out walking and what can make life easier (pace, nutrition, movement skills etc.). 

Clothing and equipment – being suitably dressed and equipped can make the difference between a great day out and a complete disaster. 

Weather – how it affects the hills and your day out. 

Navigation in the hills – everything from selecting a compass to navigation strategies and an intro to GPS. 

Environmental knowledge – how to minimise your impact on the hill and information on good practice and useful organisations. 

Hazards and emergency procedures in the hills – how to respond to any hazards you encounter and what to do in an emergency.

Ratio 1:8

1 day

£120

Navigation

01/19 - 01/23

Learn the fundamental skills of navigation, map setting, interpreting scales, contours and how to keep track of where you are.  We use a range of maps and fun exercises to demystify the subject and build confidence. 

Ratio 1:8

1 day

£150

Mountain Skills

20/2, 16/4

A Mountain Skills course is an ideal choice for walkers interested in transferring their walking skills to more mountainous terrain.

Ideally, participants would have some basic hill walking experience and have a reasonable level of fitness. Courses are run in the higher mountain areas of the UK and Ireland.

Planning – how to successfully plan a walk in the mountains in the UK or Ireland. 

Walking skills – what things should you consider while out walking and what can make life easier (pace, nutrition, movement skills, steep ground etc.). 

Clothing and equipment – being suitably dressed and equipped can make the difference between a great day out and a complete disaster. 

Weather – how it affects the mountains and your day out. 

Navigation in the mountains – everything from selecting a compass and using a map to navigation in poor visibility and an intro to GPS. 

Environmental knowledge – how to minimise your impact on the hill, information on good practice and useful organisations. 

Hazards and emergency procedures in the mountains – how to respond to any hazards you encounter and what to do in an emergency

Ratio 1:8

2 day course

£120

Scrambling

01/19 - 01/23

Scrambling is magical. From airy ridges and technical steps, to simply moving through terrain requiring balance and confidence, scrambling is exhilarating, challenging and takes you to incredible locations.

Scrambling tackles the middle ground between walking and climbing. If you hill walk or do a bit of climbing at your local indoor wall, then you are well on your way to discovering some awesome days out.

Let us take you on the classic scrambles in North Wales and The Lakes.

Ratio 1:2

1 Day

£150/day