Outdoor Skills

2-day MOUNTAIN SKILLS courses IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

With Mark Reid author of ‘The Inn Way’ guidebooks & Mountain Leader

Our Mountain Skills courses are personal skills courses, accredited by Mountain Training, that will give you the skills and confidence to plan and follow your own walks across the Lakeland fells and mountains.

This course is designed for walkers who want to move their walking from valleys and hills to the fells and mountains.

DO YOU WANT TO…?
  • Improve your navigation skills
  • Gain confidence in the hills & mountains
  • Deal with steep and rocky ground
  • Plan safe routes and understand mountain weather
  • Know what to do when the mist comes down
  • Know what clothing and kit to take
  • Enjoy rewarding, inspirational and exhilarating mountain days
  • Spend 2 days in the mountains with Mark Reid, an experienced Mountain Leader
See photos from previous courses

Oct 2018 / May 2017 / April 2016 / Sept 2015
May 2015 May 2014 / Sept 2013 / June 2013

MOUNTAIN SKILLS

Walking in the mountains is a rewarding and exhilarating experience. To stay safe and enjoy your time out on the fells you need some key skills and knowledge to guide you on your way.

From clothing and kit, to mountain weather and route planning we’ll show you how to prepare for your mountain day. From map skills and navigation strategies to relocation and steep ground, we’ll show you how to safely follow routes across the fells.

ABOUT THE COURSE
  • 2-day enjoyable and sociable courses, based from a Lakeland inn
  • Introduction to the key skills you need to enhance your enjoyment of the UK hills and mountains
  • Practically based within small groups (max. 8 per tutor)
  • 2 full mountain days in the heart of the Lake District

On both days, we will walk classic Lakeland routes whilst looking at various skills along the way at appropriate opportunities. The course will include route planning and preparation, weather and seasonal effects, map and compass skills, navigation in the hills and mountains, walking skills, dealing with steep ground, clothing & equipment, environmental knowledge, hazards and emergency procedures.

Day One
9am: Meet at a country pub to discuss the day ahead over tea/coffee
10:30am – 5pm: Full day’s walk in the Lake District (we usually walk between 6 and 10 miles over the course of the day)
5pm – 5:30pm: de-brief back at the village pub
7:30pm: Meet at the village pub for a meal (optional)
Evening: Route planning exercise for the next day (in the pub!)

Day Two
9:30am – 4:30pm: Full day’s fantastic walk in the Lake District, where each person navigates a section of the route they planned the night before, shadowed by Mark Reid (we usually walk slightly further on the second day and cover around 8 to 12 miles, although this is tailored for each group)
4:30pm – 5pm: De-brief at the village pub then head home.

NB:This course doesn’t include climbing but may include steep ground and Grade 1 scrambling.

We use these great country pubs as our ‘base’…

Great Langdale Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel
Boot (Eskdale)
Boot Inn
Patterdale
 – White Lion
Coniston – Black Bull Hotel

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This includes:

  • Tea/coffee first morning
  • 2 full days' hill or mountain walking and skills training with Mark Reid (Mountain Leader)
  • OS map and compass for the course
  • Course Folder (including course notes)
  • Use of our outdoor gear if required.
  • TeamWalking Loyalty Reward scheme
NB: Please provide a packed lunch for both days, travel and accommodation (if applicable).
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