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NAVIGATION TRAINING & HILL SKILLS

Develop your confidence and expertise through navigation training 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 map and compass navigation training and 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 NAVIGATION TRAINING & HILL SKILLS

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 basic navigation training such as, 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 NAVIGATION TRAINING & HILL SKILLS

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 navigation training and 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 NAVIGATION TRAINING & HILL SKILLS

The Advanced course is aimed at the experienced mountain walker who wants to fine tune their map reading 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.

Enquire About A Course

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TESTIMONIALS

"My daughter absolutely LOVED the Creative Crafts course, thank you! She particularly liked the fact that you taught and trusted them to use tools properly, and I loved the fact that all of the activities were so unique, and nothing she'd have done anywhere else.

She also mentioned that she thought Nicky, the instructor, was great.

It was obviously brilliantly organised, and she will definitely be signing up to future courses!"

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"Many thanks for organising the Creative Crafts course - my daughter really enjoyed it, particularly whittling/carving the wooden mushroom keyrings!

Many thanks, it was a super activity for the girls to do and all be together again."

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 "My daughter absolutely loved it! She thought the instructor was excellent and gave very clear instructions. She really enjoyed making the mushroom and basket making in particular and just thoroughly enjoyed everything. 

Thank you so much for organising it, we give it 5/5 definitely."

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 "Nicky was fantastic – extremely knowledgeable, warm, friendly and patient!  Nicky role models perfect behaviour"

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 "All aims were met and exceeded by Nicky who was an amazing host!"

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 "The course was excellent, pace was amazing.  I learnt so much more than I thought I would.  Highly recommend the course.  Instructors were knowledgeable and amazing"

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 "Great and knowledgeable instructors, nice venue.  All the activities explained and performed in a safe way"

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 "It was an absolute pleasure to be here.  The instructors were perfect, safe and friendly"

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 "All I can say is that it was AMAZING!!!  Everyone was nice and friendly and kind.  Very safe and lots more"

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 "Instructors were very informative and patient.  Learnt a lot in a very short space of time"

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 "Nicky and Sam were amazing!  Very informative and supportive.  Loved all the elements of the course.  Thank you"

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 "Loved the flexibility Sam had with the group so although there was a plan we were able to progress more in specific areas that interested us.  Also liked the way other participants were able to add their expertise"

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 "Loved the flexibility Sam had with the group so although there was a plan we were able to progress more in specific areas that interested us.  Also liked the way other participants were able to add their expertise"

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 "Enjoyed both the content and the delivery of the course and the location"

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 "(Aims met) very well.  Learnt a huge amount and how to deliver courses"

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 "The instructors were fantastic.  Course was relaxed and I felt completely comfortable.  Venue was great.  Thanks for all the tea."

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 "Fantastic course, really enjoyed myself.  Staff were super friendly and group dynamic was awesome.  Well led activities"

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 "Good pace.  Well knowledgeable instructors.  Lots of new ideas"

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 "Amazing instructors.  Positive approach.  Really knowledgeable"

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 "Instructors very engaging and knowledgeable.  Instructors make sure they give everyone time to learn.  No improvements needed that I can think of"

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 "Skills and instruction were excellent"

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 "Positives – teachers/directors, quality of site, drinks, food, instruction, warm welcoming, supportive, safe and pragmatic.  No complaints.  I was worried it may be a bit macho but couldn’t have been more wrong"

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 "I enjoyed the course so much – wish it was longer"

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 "All courses were set up and explained very well."

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

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

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

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

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

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“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!” 

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

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

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“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.”