Learn Hill Skills in the Peak District

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Sep 23

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OutdoorLads is pleased to be able to offer a very limited number of FREE places on this 2-day Hill Skills course from Mountain Training held in the Peak District.

**This course is usually running over multiple weekends throughout the year - check the link in my profile below to see other upcoming dates.**

The Hill Skills course from Mountain Training 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. If you do have some experience of hill walking but aren’t confident about planning walks, navigating and understanding the equipment required, then the Hill Skills course is an ideal way to learn.

These courses are particularly useful to those interested in going on to become OutdoorLads walk leaders (however this is not a leadership course but one designed to improve your personal hill skills).

Delivered by qualified and experienced mountain professionals, the course is nationally accredited and developed with Mountain Training, the awarding body for qualifications in walking, climbing and mountaineering.

It takes place entirely outdoors and covers a range of topics including what clothes you should wear, what equipment you should carry with you, how to plan your day out, what routes you can take, understanding the weather, how to navigate using paper and digital mapping and dealing with emergencies in the outdoors. You'll also get to enjoy your first experience of 'scrambling'. All under the watchful eye of experienced instructors who will share their knowledge with you and answer any questions you have about exploring the hills and mountains of the UK.

The course will run from 9am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday and you must attend both days. There is small course fee of £10 that will need paying to the event leader on the weekend. OutdoorLads will cover this cost for active leaders - please drop a note to support@outdoorlads.com if you'd like us to pay this for you.

This course will be led by an OutdoorLads Leader and run jointly with his own outdoor business so there will be non-ODL members on the course with you. Places are very limited to please only sign up if you're certain you're able to attend. These courses typically cost up to £150.

If you're not local to the Peak District you'll need to arrange your own accommodation nearby.

You can find out more about the course and a full syllabus at www.mountainxperience.uk/activities/hill-skills/ or direct from Mountain Training at https://www.mountain-training.org/personal-skills/hill-and-mountain-skills/hill-skills

Reviews from previous ODL attendees:

"Simon was a great tutor. He adapted to our abilities and allowed us to take the lead at times. I definitely have come away with more confidence on the mountain." Dan H

"An excellent course with a great instructor. Learnt a lot, improved my confidence in mountain walking and I had a fantastic weekend!" Jurg Z

"Simon was a great instructor for a weekend of mountain skills and I will be returning to do further courses. Could not recommend enough" Kevin C

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