At A Glance

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

Why choose this workshop?

  • This workshop has been created specifically for those new to hillwalking
  • Learn the important skills you need to get started hillwalking
  • You will learn exactly what you need to know without being overwhelmed
  • Small group workshops which are fun, friendly and relaxed

Why choose Mountain Walks?

  • Led by fully qualified instructors who are experts at coaching and teaching hillwalking skills
  • Learn skills in a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. No pressure.
  • Lots of pre-workshop support and detailed workshop documentation
  • Fantastic reputation for delivering outstanding workshops and courses

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Event Description

This weekend is aimed at the people new to hillwalking or who have done a few walks and tailored specifically around getting you started walking in the mountains. If you feel you lack the skills, knowledge and experience but would love to start exploring the beautiful UK mountains safely and confidently then this weekend will give you the core skills. 

You will spend two days with a fully qualified instructor who will take you from a beginner level to someone who is able to venture in to the mountains with friends and family confidently and competently. You will spend two days in the mountains learning new skills and boosting your confidence.

The workshop will be relaxed and conducted at a comfortable pace. The aim is to boost your confidence, give you a taste of hillwalking and develop those all-important skills. If you are a more experienced hillwalker and looking for a more intermediate course then have a look at the Mountain Skills course

The skills you will learn:

  • Basics of using a map and compass
  • Planning a route
  • Following a route from a guidebook or magazine
  • Gear choice and what to carry
  • What to do in an emergency
  • Fitness, nutrition and safety
  • The weather and how to plan for it
  • Two days of tips, knowledge and information to get you started


2023 Dates:

  • Dates to be confirmed.


What experience do I need? 

This workshop is for people who are just starting off in their hillwalking and mountain adventures journey. It is important to note that we will be spending two days in the mountains walking on mountainous terrain. You will need a good level of fitness and be able to walk for 7-10 miles often on steep and challenging terrain.

The instructors:

All our instructors and mountain leaders are experienced hillwalkers. However, it’s our training style and coaching methods that really set us apart from the rest. Fun, relaxed and stress-free learning, delivered in a way that ensures you learn easily and fully understand the concepts.

Where and when is it?

The workshops will be held in the Lake District. The Langdale Valley is 5-miles from Ambleside. There are several dates throughout the year.

How to book

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.  You pay a 35% deposit to book your place
4.  We email you with all the walk information including kit lists, timings, parking and training tips

Spaces on this workshop are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We require a 35% deposit to reserve a place and the remaining balance is due 6 weeks prior to the weekend. All information will be emailed to you immediately after booking. This will include all the details you need, including start and finish times, location details, parking information, and what you need to prepare and bring with you.

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  • 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

    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

    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 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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