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Difficulty:
Distance: Average 7-10 miles per day
Ascent: Average 700 metres per day
Duration: 2 days (8 hours per day)
Group Ratio: 1:6
Price: £90.00 per person
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Why choose this workshop?

  • A hands-on and highly engaging 2-day practical hillwalking workshop
  • Expert instructing and coaching
  • Small groups so you get the most out the workshop
  • 1-to-1 advice and practical help
  • Ran at a pace that is comfortable and not overwhelming
  • Ideal for those with some experience or beginners who are new to hillwalking

Why choose Mountain Walks?

  • All our workshop are led and taught by fully qualified instructors who are also experts at coaching and teaching
  • We specialise in recreational hillwalking workshops and events
  • Our workshops are taught in a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. No pressure.
  • We make sure that everything from booking your workshop to learning is as stress free and enjoyable as possible

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Event Description

Getting started is often the hardest thing which is why we have designed this workshop specifically around your needs.

Let us help you get started and teach you the fundamentals needed to safely enjoy the mountains.

Workshop overview

This 2-day workshop is aimed at people who are new to hillwalking and want to learn the skills so they can safely and competently walk in the mountains.

Both days will be theory and practice based and aimed at giving you the core knowledge and skills required to become a confident hillwalker. The workshop is relaxed and ran at a comfortable pace so you won’t be overwhelmed or put under pressure.

Avoid the pitfalls and learn valuable skills that will ensure your walks are fun, safe and enjoyable on this practical, skills based workshop.

Topics covered on the workshop include:

  • Map reading and mountain navigation
  • Planning and selecting routes
  • Walking skills and strategy
  • Kit, equipment and clothing
  • Reading and understanding mountain weather forecasts
  • Conservation and the environment
  • Dealing with issues and staying safe
  • Hillwalking tools and techniques
  • And of course…lots of fun

 

Dates for 2019

  • Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th April (fully booked)
  • Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th May (fully booked)
  • Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd June (fully booked)
  • Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th July
  • Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th August
  • Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd September

 

Workshop location

The workshops will be held in the Langdale Valley, Lake District. The Langdale Valley is 5-miles from Ambleside.

Workshop features

  • A hands-on and highly engaging 2-day practical hillwalking workshop
  • Expert instructing and coaching
  • Small groups so you get the most out the workshop
  • 1-to-1 advice and practical help
  • Ran at a pace that is comfortable and not overwhelming
  • Maps and compasses are provided

 

Workshop instructors

Your instructors are not only fully qualified mountain leaders but also experts in teaching skills, coaching and development. They will be with you for the entire workshop and offer lots of 1-to-1 advice, practical help and expert coaching.

Your instructors have trained hundreds of hillwalkers and are experts at delivering outstanding courses and workshops. They are also some of the nicest people you will ever meet.

What you will need

  • A passion and interest for hillwalking
  • Desire to learn hillwalking skills
  • Suitable outdoor clothing and equipment (kit list will be sent)
  • A good level of fitness
  • Hillwalking experience is not essential (suitable for complete beginners)
  • You can come alone or with friends

 

How the workshop works

The workshop involves 2 practical days out in the mountains. These days will be both theory and practice based and are aimed at giving you a solid grounding in the skills and theories of hillwalking as well as practical expertise.

Both days are packed with hands-on activities and demonstrations that are designed to focus on a number of essential skills. There will be plenty of discussions which will further improve your knowledge and confidence.

When you have finished

After completing this workshop, you will be able to plan your own walks in the mountains.

You will know how to prepare for your walk and have the confidence to navigate yourself and deal with any issues. The workshop will also give you the confidence to be more adventurous and tackle tougher mountain walks.

How to book

Places are limited to just 6 people on each date and we only run a few workshops each year.

You can book your workshop anytime through the website.

1.   Decide which date you would like to attend
2.  Use the booking calendar above to select your date and click‘book now’
3.  A small 35% deposit is payable today to book your place
4.  We email you with all the walk information including kit lists, timings, parking and locations

 

Find out more about Mountain Walks and this walk…

Enter your details below and find out more about us, what we do and the events we run. We are always adding new dates, walks and courses so we can let you know what is coming up and what’s new too. Late availability places are also sent out to our subscribers so if you have missed out on a place then we can let you know if one becomes available.

  • What our clients say...

    I found the course excellent on all points. An extremely knowledgeable and helpful instructor; very patient and I learnt a lot of useful tools and tips. I will definitely be signing up for more adventures and already recommending Mountain Walks to friends and family … well done Mountain Walks!

    Stephen Doughty
  • WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY...

    Just a quick note to say thank you to Mountain Walks and Jo for a fantastic course. The weekend was packed with so much knowledge and we did some super walks too. I have gained so much from it. Thanks Regards Paul

    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 & have gained the confidence to tackle more challenging walks. I would highly recommend this 2 day workshop.

    Linda Phythian
  • WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY...

    What a great course, have learnt so much and now have the confidence to venture out into the mountains by myself. Both Jo and Emma were fantastic instructors, they couldn’t have explained things any better than they did, lovely people !

    Allie Evans
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