Hill Skills

This course is aimed at beginners, so you don’t need any previous experience of hill walking to attend. If you’d like to start your own hill walking adventure but aren’t confident about planning walks, navigating and understanding the equipment required, then this course is for you.

DateHill Skills CoursePrice
20-21/05/20176 places left£80
22-23/07/20176 places left£80
23-24/09/20176 places left£80

All our courses take place in the Lake District (Keswick area). The course will adapt according to the prevailing conditions to make the best of any weather.


Planning– how to successfully plan a hill walk in the UK.
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.
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.

Specialist equipment such as group shelter and large first aid kit wil be supplied by your guide. Please download Kit List for the required personal equipment.

We will be out on the hill all day (for around 6-8 hours) so a reasonable level of fitness is required. If you would like any advice as to how fit you need to be please get in contact for some advice.

This course is run on a maximum ratio of 1 guide to every 8 clients.

The Hill Skills course costs £80 per person.

How do I join a course?

Booking is essential on all Hill Skills courses. Contact us by email.