At A Glance

Distance: 8-miles
Ascent: 750m
Duration: 1 day (8 hours)
Group Ratio: 1:6
Price: £50.00 per person

Why choose this workshop?

  • Ideal for people new to hillwalking and those with some experience
  • Learn new skills and start enjoying mountain adventures
  • Boost your confidence and experience in the mountains
  • Enjoy a fantastic day hillwalking while learning skills and meeting new people
  • The most useful day you will ever have in the mountains

Why choose Mountain Walks?

  • Expert instructors who are passionate about teaching mountain skills
  • We specialise in hillwalking workshops and training courses
  • Fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. No pressure. No stress.
  • We have a fantastic reputation for running outstanding workshops and courses

Book Get Started Hillwalking

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Event Description

Get Started Hillwalking is a one-day practical workshop specifically for people getting started in mountain walking. After the workshop you will have a solid understanding of hillwalking skills so you can get outside and enjoy hillwalking safely and competently.

The content of the workshop is aimed at beginners and people new to hillwalking or those who have some experience and want to learn the fundamental skills.

If you want to increase your confidence, learn the basics of navigation, know how to prepare for walks and gain some experience, then this one-day workshop is a great way to get started.

The workshop covers:

  • Navigation skills – using a map and compass so you can navigate with ease
  • Planning walks – where to go and how to prepare for your adventures
  • Clothing and equipment – what you need to wear and carry on walks
  • Weather – how to read and understand a mountain weather forecast
  • Mountain safety – dealing with issues and what to do in an emergency


Workshop location

The workshops are held in the Lake District (Langdale Valley near Ambleside)

Workshop dates

There are several dates throughout the year. You can view the dates below or on the booking calendar above.

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Testimonials and Reviews
  • What our clients say...

    Just a quick note to say thank you to Mountain Walks and Jo for a fantastic course. The workshop was packed with so much knowledge and we did some super walks too. I have gained so much from it. We all learnt a lot of new information and was well presented and executed. Exceeded my expectations.

    Paul Webb
  • What our clients say...

    I really enjoyed the Hillwalking Workshop. Jo our instructor was very friendly, enthusiastic, patient & extremely knowledgeable. I learnt new skills and have gained the confidence to tackle more challenging walks. The workshop exceeded my expectations, I learned new skills & it’s given me the confidence to tackle more challenging walksI would highly recommend this workshop.

    Linda Phythian
  • What our clients say...

    Well organised and delivered course. Instructors were knowledgeable and engaging. I learnt so much more and have gained far more confidence in the mountains than I thought I would. Will definitely use Mountain Walks again.

    Amy Carline
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