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 This  2-day course is the official Mountain Training - Hill Skills Course 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 is 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 mountains.
  • 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 mountains – how to respond to any hazards you encounter and what to do in an emergency.


Where do the courses run?

  • The Cheviots from Wooler
  • The Pentlands - from Lothian Ski Centre
  • North Yors Dales, from Malham

Who are the courses for?
Courses are for anyone who is interested in exploring our hills, and is ideal for those without ant experience.

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The Pentlands

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The Cheviots

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North Yorkshire

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