Hill Skills

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Hill Skills Course


The Hill Skills course is your key to getting started in countryside and moorland walking.

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£130 Including VAT

May 29 2017


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Ghyll Head Outdoor Education Centre
Ghyll Head,


LA23 3LN

Phone: 01539 443 751

29 - 31 May 2017

The Hill Skills course is your key to getting started in countryside and moorland walking. No experience of hill walking required to attend - this 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 this course is an ideal way to learn. 


  • Planning – how to successfully plan a hill walk in the UK or Ireland. 
  • Walking skills – what things should you consider while out walking and what can make life easier (pace, nutrition, movement skills 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 the hills and your day out. 
  • Navigation in the hills – everything from selecting a compass to navigation strategies and an intro to GPS. 
  • Environmental knowledge – how to minimise your impact on the hill and 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.

The first part of the course is spent indoors, getting to know the other people on the course and gaining an understanding of basic hill walking planning. The Tutor will outline the plans for the course before you head out into the hills. The end of the day will usually involve a short indoor session to review the day and plan the following days’ outing.

You can expect to be out walking each day for around 4-5 hours and generally on Hill Skills courses this will be on footpaths or trails that are rough underfoot.

Much of the journey during the course will involve learning opportunities and as such, the pace of the day is friendly and will include plenty of breaks. 


Arrival: Monday 11am

Departure: Wednesday 1pm 

Book early to avoid disappointment - only eight places available. 

For booking details and further information email the Ghyll Head office or call 01539 443 751.

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