Hillwalking Training - Lake District

Hillwalking Training: Elevate Your Adventure

Kentmere, Lake District – 17-19 May 2024

Are you ready to take your hillwalking experience to new heights? Do you want to take your Scouts hillwalking. Explore the thrill of the outdoors and embark on a journey of personal growth, adventure, and discovery with our Hillwalking Training Programme. Whether you’re a beginner seeking to build your skills or an experienced hiker looking to fine-tune your abilities, we have the perfect training program for you.

Why Hillwalking Training?

Hillwalking is more than just a leisure activity; it’s an exhilarating way to connect with nature, boost your fitness, and challenge your limits. Our Hillwalking Training Programme offers a structured and safe way to enhance your hillwalking skills, ensuring you are well-prepared for any adventure.

What Our Training Offers

Expert Guidance: Learn from qualified Mountain Leaders with years of hillwalking experience. Our experts will teach you the fundamentals, including navigation, safety, outdoor survival, and group management skills.

Fitness EnIhancement: Improve your endurance, strength, and stamina. Our programme is designed to help you conquer challenging terrains and elevations.

Safety First: Our training emphasises safety at all times. You’ll gain vital knowledge about handling emergencies and minimizing risks.

Gear Selection: Learn how to choose the right gear and equipment to ensure your comfort and safety during your hillwalking adventures.

Confidence Building: Gain the confidence to explore new terrains and take on more challenging hillwalking routes.

Outdoor Ethics: Develop a deep appreciation for the environment and the principles of Leave No Trace to ensure a sustainable and responsible approach to hillwalking.

Training Programs for All Levels: Whether you’re a complete novice or an experienced hiker, our Hillwalking Training Programme offers a variety of options to match your level of experience.

Your Hillwalking Journey Starts Here.


  • Friday evening – travel to the accommodation, Allocate walking groups for the weekend.
  • Saturday – full day in the hills. Permit training will cover as much navigation, leadership, and general practical subject matter as is possible.
  • Saturday evening – either theory training or night navigation.
  • Sunday – morning to mid-afternoon – shorter day in the hills.
  • Sunday afternoon – clean the accommodation ready for handover & return to Cambridgeshire.


£70 for the weekend. This covers transport, accommodation and all meals from Saturday breakfast to Sunday lunch.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Bookings are now open. Please the button below to book, via Eventbrite

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls