The Hill and Moorland Leader scheme is designed for those leading hillwalkers in non-mountainous, upland areas of the UK and Ireland and looks at the leadership skills required to confidently lead walking groups in such areas. The Hill and Moorland Leader is a nationally-recognised qualification and is administered by Mountain Training. The award is particularly relevent to teachers, scout leaders, and those involved in supervising Duke of Edinburgh expeditions for young people in upland areas of the UK.
Our three-day Hill and Moorland Leader Training course is based in the High Peak and is designed to give a thorough introduction to the skills required to lead walking groups. There is a strong focus on the practical skills which leaders of groups need and navigation away from paths is a key part of this. Practical sessions are suplemented by evening lectures on subjects such as upland weather and emergency procedures.
Hill and Moorland Leader Assessment courses are three-days long and also based in the High Peak. The course assesses competence in the skills needed to lead walking groups in upland areas.
Dates for 2021 are as follows:
Hill and Moorland Leader Training: 12-14 Mar, 24-26 Sept 2021. Price £260
Hill and Moorland Leader Assessment: 26-28 Mar, 8-10 Oct 2021. Price £260
A few things that clients have said about our courses:
"once again can I pass on a big thank you to you and the guys for a terrific weekend. It was great to meet you all and I learnt a tremendous amount. It was also good to be back in some of the best of Yorkshire scenery..."
"Just wanted to say a big thank you to yourself and Howard for an excellent three days. Really enjoyed the course; great experience".