Hill Skills

This course is aimed at beginners or those with limited knowledge and experience of walking independently in the hills or countryside. Our two day course is designed to ensure you get as much time as possible outside, learning and practising new found skills and knowledge. All our instructors are friendly, experienced and will ensure you have a fantastic time exploring the hills of Snowdonia!

Suitable For

  • Beginners or those with limited knowledge of walking independently in the hills of the UK.
  • Walkers requiring more confidence in route planning and navigating.
  • People wishing to practise and consolidate new skills.

Course Includes

  • Course Transport
  • Certificate of Attendance

Course Summary


Required Fitness

Course Length

2 day

Course Price


Course Ratio


Time Required

2 days




Course Dates Starting

Start : 28 Mar 2020 - ( 2 day )

Start : 25 Apr 2020 - ( 2 day )

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Course Description

This course is aimed at beginners or those with limited knowledge of walking independently in the hills of the UK. Maybe you are a regular walker but aren’t completely confident about planning, navigating and understanding other factors which affect us when we walk in the hills. The emphasis is very much on the practical side and the two days will be structured to give you ample time to practise and consolidate your new found knowledge and skills. Navigation will be practised throughout the two days. Our aim is to give you the confidence to venture out onto the hills independently whilst learning in a relaxed and fun way. A certificate of attendance from Aim Higher is available for this course.

We also offer the accredited version of the Hill Skills course where you can pre register with Mountain Training for an additional fee. Please let us know if you wish to register and we can help you through the process.

Please take a look at our accommodation links at the bottom of this page or contact us if we can help in any way.

If the course dates don't match your availability then please get in touch and we'll do our best to arrange a suitable date!


Note: All our staff are qualified, knowledgeable and will always strive to give you the best experience coupled with ensuring your safety and others.

Course Schedule

  • Meet and greet 9am.
  • Approx 1 hr indoors on the first day.
  • Discuss the factors which affect planning a walk.
  • Weather and its effect on hill walkers.
  • Clothing and equipment.
  • Navigation including maps and modern technology.
  • Access and conservation.
  • First aid and emergency procedures.
  • A journey into local hills and terrain.
  • Debrief and feedback.
  • Course aims to finish around 5.00pm each day.

All timings on the hills are approximate.

Full details will be sent upon receipt of your booking form and payment.

Please read or download our terms and conditions