Hill Skills

Hill Skills - 2 Days

Hill Skills Course Overview

This is a great way to develop your personal skills and confidence in all elements of hill walking. From planning a coastal walk to navigating in the hills, these courses are the ideal opportunity to learn the basics and enjoy the countryside.  

What does a Hill Skills Course Cover?

  • Planning – how to successfully plan a walk in the hills.
  • 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 a day out.
  • Navigation in the hills– 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 hills– how to respond to any hazards you encounter and what to do in an emergency.

Who are the courses for?

The Hill Skills course is for anyone who is interested in exploring our hills.  It is ideal for those without any experience. 

£130 Per Person

We provide the following for the course:

  • Silva Expedition 4 Compass
  • OS Map of the course area
  • Waterproof map case


Our courses run at the following locations:

  • Northumberland - Rothbury
  • Lake District - Keswick
  • Pentlands - Edinburgh

Course Booking

  • Instructor ratio 1:8
  • Minimum of 2 for course to run     

Personal Development

Our Instructors are members of the Mountain Training Association.   We regularly attend workshops to continue our own personal development.

Mountain Training Association is the support and development branch of Mountain Training, offering  a range of workshops for trainee and qualified leaders and coaches.


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Skills To Explore The Hills

Hill Skills courses are all about teaching you some basic skills so that  you can be independent and explore our beautiful countryside. You'll  learn alongside like-minded people at a pace that's right for you. 

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Our Hill Skills courses are accredited by Mountain Training.  

If you wish to receive accreditation for this course, you will need to register with Mountain Training www.mountain-training.org 

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