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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.


The Pentlands


The Cheviots


North Yorkshire