the wilderness project

NAVIGATION & HILL SKILLS

Develop your confidence and expertise to safely enjoy walking in the hills and mountains of the UK.

Hill Skills Courses

These are courses designed to boost your confidence and help you push your boundaries. We’ll provide you with the skills to walk safely in Britain’s countryside and mountainous areas and give you plenty of opportunities to practise the skills.

Our courses are delivered in a relaxed and informal fashion with the focus being on practical learning in the outdoors. You will also get to experience some stunning Welsh countryside and with training provided at three different levels – Basic, Intermediate or Advanced – there is a course to suit everyone’s needs.
Feel free to get in touch and discuss which course would suit you best.

Our Hill Skills courses normally run in the hills of mid-Wales but suitable alternative venues can be arranged in other parts of the country if requested.

 

BASIC

This one day course is suitable for those new to hill walking, or who have always relied on someone else to take the lead. You will learn how to interpret maps including symbols, contour lines, grid references and scales, then discover how to relate the map to the landscape and walk a planned route.

INTERMEDIATE

Intermediate skills training can be enjoyed in a one-day, or more comprehensive two-day course. It is aimed at those who already have some hill walking experience and a basic ability to navigate with maps. This course will build on those foundations and take you to some more demanding terrain. 

ADVANCED

The Advanced course is aimed at the experienced mountain walker who wants to fine tune their skills or is perhaps preparing to take a Mountain Leader Award or other qualification. Courses normally last three days but can be longer or shorter as required.

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TESTIMONIALS

 "The venue was superb.  I am honestly unsure how the course could have been improved.  Thank you."

TESTIMONIALS

 “Really knowledgeable and helpful staff who gave really good safety briefings but who were incredibly flexible with the groups needs and interests.” 

TESTIMONIALS

"The course was extremely well set up with lots of helpful learning activities." 

TESTIMONIALS

"Very well organised, fantastic amounts of information with practical demonstrations." 

TESTIMONIALS

“All safety measures in place. Excellent tutors and Course Director. Venue excellent and pupils taken through all safety procedures with walking activities to cooking.”

TESTIMONIALS

“This is the best first aid course I have been on.  The teaching methods in combination with a comprehensive syllabus helped to achieve this.  Robin is a highly skilled trainer.  Thanks!” 

TESTIMONIALS

“All safety measures in place. Excellent tutors and Course Director. Venue excellent and pupils taken through all safety procedures with walking activities to cooking.” 

TESTIMONIALS

"The instructor was very friendly and explained things in a way I could understand. Safety was always first.  Venue was excellent." 

TESTIMONIALS

“I attended an invaluable, well-structured, comprehensive, supportive and enjoyable Advanced Hill Skills course. This small-group course was tailored to meet my individual needs, namely to improve specific Mountain Leader skills prior to putting myself forward for assessment. After the course I was then able to pass my Mountain Leader Assessment with confidence.”